How to Use & Edit Slide Types?
We’re glad you asked! We’ll go over various slide types, what they are used for, as well as how to edit them. Our slide categories are an ever growing catalog of animations! You can use various slide animations to relay your message in various ways; all while staying fun and engaging! Our animations and interactions are split into these various categories:
- Button Interactions
- Logo Reveals
- Other Cool Stuff (Literally!)
- AND MUCH MORE
How to use the slide categories in myiDecide?
myiDecide is our Drag-N-Drop presentation tool. Simply select your slide you would like to use and drag it into your timeline. You can also click the slide and it will automatically put that slide at the end of your timeline or just before your closing slides.
For a complete presentation experience, your presentation must include an “Intro” slide and “closing” slide. You can’t start without an intro slide, and you can’t finish without a closing slide.
How do you edit the slides?
That’s easy! When editing any slide, you will come across various fields on the left side of your screen that look like this!
These fields correspond with various text and design elements you see in the real time preview just to the right of the edit field. This is an Edit Field
The edit field is where you can change the text, font, size and color of various elements in the slide you are currently editing.
You can also use your own imagery if the slides default images don’t match your personal aesthetic or company branding!
Various Slide Types & how to use them!
We’ll briefly go over the various slide type that can make up your presentation. These slide may vary in animation and interaction but can be used in specific ways. Some slide types convey your ideas better than others. So let’s get started!
Start by using an Intro Slide!
Like every essay or presentation, you will need an intro. Our intro slides are simply a way for the viewer to start watching your presentation. Quite literally, they have to press the start button to initiate the presentation!
Add some Text Slides!
The text slides are a good way to add inflection to a presentation. When accompanied by a voice over, your presentation is sure to gain attention and significance. By including key words on screen you are essentially adding emphasis to your topics. You can also add emphasis to a topic by including powerful imagery!
“Global warming is devastating Communities and ravaging food supply.” Rather than typing the entire sentence on screen, let’s emphasize “Devastating Communities.” For the background image, let’s add something related to global warming.
This allows your viewer to listen to the voice over while making you content more digestible to read. A picture is worth a thousand words after all!
Adding a Menu Slide!
Probably our most complex slide due to its ability to serve as the “Nexus” of your presentation. Menu slides function as a “Fork in the road” for your viewers; meaning they have the ability to choose where they want to go and what content they want to view. We recommend using 2 – 4 option Menus, but we have included more options for those who need more to express themselves or their company!
Now currently, your timeline won’t look exactly like this comprehensive illustration, but this is how the menu should function within your timeline.
- Much like other slides you can edit text and imagery within the menu slide.
- The menu slides function that same way as button slides do. (They only differ in the way they appear.)
- Find the “Button Target” field in the Edit Field to the left of the screen. Select the slide you want to send the viewer when they click the designated button.
- Important note: You can guide your audience back to the menu you’ve already created. When your audience has completed a specific subject from a choice within your menu slide, navigate to the last slide of that particular subject matter and look for the “Next Slide” field in the
- Edit Field. Doing this will automatically send the viewer
- back to your menu, giving them the opportunity to select
- a different option to view.
- (Your timeline won’t look exactly like this comprehensive illustration, but this is how the menu should function within your timeline.)
Adding a Logo Reveal Slide
- Just like the slide says, this is where you reveal your logo! Our logo reveal slides are interactive; the audience will have to engage with the presentation to continue forward. We currently have 3 logo reveal types:
- Rub Your Screen, Press and Hold, and Shatter.
- There are multiple images that can be changed within the logo reveal slides.
- Logo image (its best to use .pngs files here)
- Cover image (the image that will disappear)
- Background image (the revealed image behind your logo)
- Adding Button Interactions!
- Button interactions are a great way to keep engagement as well as proposing interesting questions to your audience!
- Cool tips about Button Slides:
- -Simply select the “Button Target” section and choose “NONE”. Doing this will disable the interactive button and allow you to use the animation without the viewer being able to interact with the slide. The animation will play out and will automatically continue to the next slide.
- -When editing a button slide, delete the button text and insert an image with your logo(s) embedded. We recommend using a 3rd party software such as Adobe Photoshop. You can use our image editor to adjust your image size and placement.
- -Button slides act the same way menu slides do. They only look different! So you can use either or when making your presentation.
- Adding Interactive Sliders!
- Our interactive “Slider” slides are a great way for you to demonstrate percentages, integers and fractions to your audience. Great question examples to use here are:
- “How much would your income need to grow to have the lifestyle you want?”
- “What percentage of human pollution contributes to global warming?”
- “How many people do you think you can bring on to your team?”
- Our sliders have various steps, 3, 5 and 7 steps; they are all editable in the Edit Field. After the audience has chosen their option on the slider, they will have to click the “Move Ahead” button to continue. Be sure to set the button target to where you want to send your viewers. If no target has been selected, the button will default to the next slide in the presentation.
- Adding Other Cool Things!
- Timeline Slide
- Having a timeline animation is a great way to tell your audience the order of events or explain a process of your company.
- Copy & Paste Slide
- The copy and paste slide allows your audience to access additional information, websites, sign-up links, and much more by clicking the copy button. The copy button has a link, (set by you) attached to it and the viewers can paste it into a search bar at a later time in their web browser.
- Video Player Slide
- We understand videos are a convenient way to access information, without interactions of course, so we have given you the opportunity to include them in your presentations! Simply insert any Youtube video link you’d like display using our video player slide!
- These slides are accessible through the “Other Cool Stuff” category.
Adding Closing Slides!
- You are finally wrapping up your own presentation. Congratulations! But hold on, let’s make sure you have concluded your presentation. This is where you want to use our closing slides. We currently have 3 types of closings: Call to Action, Contact form, and thank you!
- Call to Action
- What is a “call to action”? In marketing, your call to action is the part of your advertisement that tells your target audience what they should be doing once they finish your presentation. The simplest example of a call to action is “Buy now!” or “Subscribe Now!” Here is where you can send the viewer anywhere! Yes, we mean ANYWHERE. You can send your audience to your company website or your personal site. Doing this allows your audience to have direct access to your website without the need to google search for it. Giving direct access to your website will increase your odds of compliance as well as build customer relationships (CRM).
- Contact Form
- It’s exactly as it sounds!
- A contact form slide is simply a way to establish communication with people who are interested in you or your company. They fill in their contact information, and you get notified with their name, phone number and email address! You even get a preferred time and date to contact them!
- Saying Thanks!
- Much like any kind of presentation or meeting, it’s important to thank your audience for their time! A sincere appreciation will give your audience a feeling of importance, a feeling that you are very aware that their time is precious.