Sequence Manager

 sequnce_manager

The sequence manager manages the sequential aspects of the document, like effects and narration. The sequence manager is a virtual element, and is not visible at run-time.

To add sequencing to a document, use Design > Sequencing. If elements are selected when first applying the sequence manager, these will be the elements that participate in the sequence. If no elements are selected, the top-most elements in the document hierarchy will participate in the sequence.

To configure the common sequence settings, either select the sequence manager element and use the properties grid, or use the Sequence Manager dialog.

A sequence manager element can also be added automatically when applying effects or narration to the document or one of its elements. To learn more about adding sequences to the document, read about sequencing and effects.

Navigation

Lock Next Navigation Checkbox When on, prevents from navigating to the next page until the sequence has finished playing.

Sequencing

Active Checkbox When on, the effect sequence is enabled.
Effect Type Select Type of effect to play by default.
Effect Duration Unit Duration for each step of the effect sequence. If an element has narration, it will always wait for it to finish playing before advancing to the next step.
Delay Unit Delay between each step of the effect sequence. Only relevant when <Trigger> is timer or either.
Order Select The order of steps of the effect sequence. Either determined by the positions of the elements on screen, random, or custom which is specified by their order in the Sequence Manager dialog.
Trigger Select timer – The sequence is advanced by a timer, controlled by <Start After>, <Effect Duration> and <Delay>.
mouse click – The sequence is advanced by mouse clicks – each step is delayed until the mouse is pressed.
either – The sequence is advanced by a timer, but can also be advanced by mouse clicks.
Hide Mode Select Determines how elements are hidden after being shown by the sequence manager.
none – Elements are not hidden.
effect – Elements are hidden by using the effect.
effect, interlaced – Elements are hidden by using the effect, while the next element gets shown.
plain – Elements are hidden without an effect.
Start After Unit Delay after showing the page before starting the effect sequence. Only relevant when <Trigger> is timer or either.
Play Mode Select every time – Effect sequence is played every time the document is viewed.
first time – Effect sequence is only played the first time the document is viewed.
Loop Checkbox When on, the effect sequence is repeated indefinitely.

Participating Elements

Each element which can be part of an effect sequence, is also given the following properties:

Sequencing

Active Checkbox When on, the element participates in the effect sequence.
Effect Type Select Type of effect for the element. When inherit, inherits the sequence manager’s <Effect Type>.

Narration

Narration Media An audio file containing narration for the element, to be played along with the effect and be timed accordingly.
Narration Volume Number Determines the volume of the narration, with 100 being full volume, and 0 being muted.