Working with Slideshows
Creating a Slideshow
With the slideshow tool, you can easily create slideshows of different maps. Just click in the blank spaces in the slideshow bar, and the current view of the map will be added to the slideshow. After putting your view of the map in the slideshow, you can change the view by zooming, panning, or changing the year or subject in the legend, and then add the new view to the slideshow by clicking the next blank space. You can then play it or export it to PowerPoint.
Playing a Slideshow
The box in the lower right-hand corner of the window contains the controls for the slideshow.
- These buttons allow you to pause, play, rewind, and fast foward the slideshow
- This allows you to control how the slideshow plays. If the man is standing still, then the slides flip through one at a time. If the man is running, then the slides fade in and out.
- This lets you put the slideshow on repeat.
- This controls the speed of the slideshow.
Saving a Slideshow
You must have an account and be logged in to save your slideshow. If you are logged in, go to the file menu and choose Save or Save As to save.
A box will open where you can enter the title of your slideshow and choose whether to save it publicly or privately.
Sharing a Slideshow
To share a slideshow, check the box that says “allow everyone to view this project” when saving. To share a slideshow after saving it, choose “Sharing…” from the file menu and check the box in the window that appears.
Opening a Slideshow
Make sure that you are signed in. From the file menu, choose “Open.” A box will appear with a list of all your saved slideshows. To open one of your saved slideshows, select it from the list. To open a publicly save slideshow, choose the yellow “All Public” tab, and select a slideshow from that list.
Exporting a Slideshow to PowerPoint
To export to PowerPoint, after creating a slideshow, choose “Export to PowerPoint” from the file menu.
You will be asked to title your slideshow. Enter your title into the space and press “OK.”
A new window will open, asking you what to do with this file. Choose to open with PowerPoint and press “OK,” and PowerPoint will automatically open with your slideshow.
Once in PowerPoint, you can set up the transitions for your slideshow. Go to “Slide Show” on the menu bar in PowerPoint, and choose “Slide Transition” (Step 1 in the diagram below). A bar will appear on the right-hand side of the window, where you can choose the type of transition and whether the slide will transition manually or automatically (Step 2 below). Choose “Apply to All Slides” (Step 3 below) to set it for the entire slideshow.
Learn how to export a map as an image file here.