The Preview Window
This window displays the current movie frame selected via the Movie Scrollbar. Text entered into the Talk Bubble Editor will also appear in this window using the currently selected font. To reposition the annotated text, press and hold the left mouse button over the text and drag to any desired location within the preview window. If the Talk Bubble option is checked, press and hold the left mouse button on the edge of the talk bubble to drag out a talk bubble pointer.
To resize your movie, press and hold the left mouse button on the border of the Preview Window and drag to the desired size. The new dimension of the movie will be displayed in the Size option.
Right click anywhere on the preview window to bring up the frame editing menu:
Select Instant Demo Editor to set focus back to the editor window (useful if the editor window is hidden by the preview window).
Select Insert Duplicate Frame to insert an identical copy of the current frame. This option allows for annotation of more than one area of a captured frame.
Select Deleted Frames > Hide to hide (or show) frames that you have deleted from your movie. Hiding deleted frames does not alter the numbering sequence of the non-deleted frames.
Select Deleted Frames > Remove to permanently remove frames that you have marked as deleted. Removing deleted frames will alter the numbering sequence of the non-deleted frames.
Select Hide Multiple Objects to hide (or show) 'multiple frame' talk bubbles and hotspots that are being displayed in the current frame (this option is available in the professional version only).
Select Edit to edit the current frame with the default image editor, or select Edit With... to use an image editor of your choice. Any changes saved in the image editor will appear in the preview window.
The Apply Edit to... option allows you to apply the edit to subsequent frames. Changes made to the current frame can be applied to subsequent frames with or without transparency. This technique allows you to easily change your company logo, hide sensitive information, or apply a watermark using a single edit.
Use Copy and Paste to copy the current frame image to and from the Windows clipboard.
Select Undo Edit to restore the original frame image after a Paste, Edit or Edit With... operation.
When the Preview Window has input focus, the keyboard left and right arrow keys can be used to move to the previous or next frame in your movie. Using the left or right arrow keys while holding down a Ctrl key at the same time will advance or rewind the movie to the next frame containing a talk bubble or hotspot.
Using the left or right arrow keys while holding down a Shift key will advance or rewind the movie to the next frame with a recorded mouse click.
Using the left or right arrow keys while holding down both the Shift+Ctrl key will advance or rewind the movie to the next chapter position.
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