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Slide show is group of pictures that will be shown to the
viewer one after another in a predetermined order. Pictures in a slide show
should normally be of the same size. The size of the pictures should not be too
large. Large pictures take more time to be downloaded to viewer’s computer.
In the following example, you will add a slide show
with 8 pictures to the English section of your website. The name of the slide
show is "Paths of Life". Here is how to do it.
which language site to manage.
You are going to add a slide show
to the English site, so you will click on the box near the upper left corner
and select "English Site".
The list of existing slide shows will appear. The list
might be empty like this.D.
Click the "Record Edit" button near the upper right corner of the screen.
A blank record will appear.
E. Click the "New" button if the record
is not blank. Otherwise, go on to the next step.F. Please focus on the 3 essential data: Title, Category and Slide Show Images.
1. Title. Fill in the title of this slide show. In this
example you will fill “Paths of Life”. It
2. Category. Select
the category that this slide show belongs to. It is required.
3. Slide Show Images. Insert the pictures of this slide show into this
box. It is required.
G. Let us insert our pictures into this box.
1. Click the “Insert/edit
Image” icon among the editing tools. It is the icon with a tree. The “Insert/edit Image” screen will appear.
2. Click the icon at the end of the “Image URL” box. You will see the files
in your web server. These files are organized into folders depending on their
purposes. Our pictures belong to a slide show; you had better upload them into
the folder Slide Show. Since you may
have more than one slide show, you must create a subfolder inside the Slide Show folder to store the pictures for
this slide show. 3. Click on “Slide
Show” on the left panel. You will enter the file area for all your slide
shows. It is quite empty at this moment. 4. Click "Create
Folder" to create a folder for this slide show. A small screen will
appear. 5. Type the name of the new folder in the box. In
this example, you will enter "Paths_of_Life".
It is recommended that you do not
use space or special characters in folder name. Therefore, “Paths_Of_Life”
should be used instead of “Paths Of Life”.
6. Then, click the “Create Folder” button.
7. Double click
on the folder name you just created
to open this folder. You will that
it is empty. You will load your picture files in here. 8. Click the "Upload" button. The “Upload” screen will appear.
NOTES: On the right side of this
screen there are some options you might want to use.
“Rename if filename exists” is checked, as default. It means the
program will rename the file if this file has the same name as another file in
the web server.
If you want to replace the
existing file with the file you are uploading, click “Overwrite if name already exists”.
Check the box at "Retain original image" if you want the prgram to keep the
original file you upload.Check the box at "Slide show standard size" if you want the program to resize
your pictures to the standard size for slide shows. You can change the standard size of slide shows to what you
like in the System Tools. 9. Click the "Add" button. You will see the files in your computer. If you
want to see the thumbnail images of your pictures, click the icon at the end of
the “Look in” box. Then, select “Thumbnails” in the drop down list. 10. Select the files
you want to upload. You may select a group of files to upload. In that case,
click the first file, and hold the “Shft” key on your keyboard; then click the
last file. Another way is to click the first file and hold the “Ctrl” key on
your keyboard; while still holding the “Ctrl” key, click the next files until
you have selected all the file you want to upload. 11. Then, click the
“Open” button. The Upload screen
will reapear. You will see the list of files ready to be uploaded. 12. Click the “Upload”
button. 13. The files will be uploaded to the web server.
When transfering is completed, you will the the message “All Files has been uploaded”. Click “OK”. 14. Then, click the “Close this window” to exit the upload screen.
15. You will be asked to confirm. Click the "Yes" button.
16. You will be back at the file area of your web
server and see the list of image files just uploaded to the folder
Paths_Of_Life. 17. Click on the square boxes on the same line of
the files you want to insert into the slide show. Then, click the "Insert" button at the right bottom
of the screen.
18. You will be back to the Insert/edit Image screen. This time, the Image URL box is now filled with the path to the images. 19. Next, you may select a frame for all your pictures
in the slide show. Click the icon at the end of the “Image Frame” box. If you do not select any frame here, your
pictures will be shown without a frame.
21. Next, you will need select a thumbnail picture for
your slide show. Click the "Browser"
button at the end of the "Thumbnail
Image" (markeb with a blue rectangle in the above picture).You will see the files you have just uploaded for the
slide show. Whenever you click on a file, a small picture will be shown at the
lower left corner. This will help you find the picture you want for your
thumbnail. When you have found right picture, click the small box on the same line with the filename.
22. Then, click the "Insert" button at the right bottom of the screen. You will be
back to the record of the slide show. This time, the “Image Thumbnail” box is filled with the path to the thumbnail
picture. A small picture is also shown above the box.
23. Click the "Add" button at the top or bottom of the screen. The message "Data Added Successfully!" will
appear near the upper left corner. 24. Now, go
to your website to check if the slide show has been added to the category “Photos”. You may need to refresh the
web page. Click the "Refresh"
button of your browser, or hit the "F5"
key on your keyboard.
26. Now, click on the first picture, or any picture to
view the normal size of this picture.While viewing this picture you may click “Next”
button, or the “Prev” button when they appear to view to another image. You can
click on the “Play” button at the bottm of the picture to start the slide show
from this position.