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Creating presentations

  • Click on 'Create' and then 'Presentation' from the LUNA Main Menu. You must be logged in to create a presentation.
  • Enter the Presentation Name.
  • Select the Aspect Ratio.
  • Choose whether or not to make the presentation public or private. Public presentations can be cloned, embedded, linked to or played back, but cannot be edited by anyone other than the original creator. To edit a public presentation you must clone it from the playback mode and then save it into My Presentations.
  • Select a folder to save the presentation into.
  • Add a description (optional).
  • After clicking the Save button, you'll be taken to the Create Presentation page where you can choose to go Back to the presentation page, or to proceed directly with creating the presentation by clicking on Open in Workspace. Click on Open in Workspace.

Opening in LUNA Workspace

  • The LUNA Workspace will open in a new browser window with the Media Panel open to your Active Media Group. You'll be able to drag and drop images from your Media Group into the LUNA Workspace to create the slides for your presentation. You can also add images to the LUNA Workspace to make slides from as you're browsing collections by clicking the icon in the top left corner of any image.
  • Open the Presentation Panel to start building slides for your presentation. You'll see that you have slide one already created but it is blank.

Presentation panel

  • To add images to this first slide drag images from the Media Panel into the LUNA Workspace, or, add images to the LUNA Workspace while you browse a collection, and then arrange them as you like. You can add as many images as you want and use the zoom feature to select zoomed in sections of an image.
  • When you've finished creating the layout for that first slide click on the Save icon. Your first slide is now complete and you can add more slides.
  • Click the New Slide icon to start working on your next slide.
  • Before you can add images to the second slide you have the option of adding a description to the new slide. Click Create to continue (with or without a description), or Cancel to cancel creating the new slide.
  • If you have images in the LUNA Workspace these will be cleared in order to create this new slide.
  • Continue with steps 10-14 to add as many slides to your presentation as you like.
  • To edit a slide you have already created, simply click on that slide from the Presentation Panel. The images for that slide will then appear in the Workspace in their current layout. Once you're done editing the layout, or adding or removing images, click on the Save icon to save your changes.
  • To edit the slide descriptions, click on the slide in question to select it and then click on the Description icon.

Edit slide descriptions

  • You can change the order of your slides by using the Click to move this slide over to the right icon, or, the Click to move this slide over to the left icon located under each slide within the Presentation Panel.
  • You can also copy a slide by clicking on the Copy icon beside the Delete icon. This new copied slide will appear as the last slide in your presentation. By copying a slide you are simply making a copy of it, any changes you make to the copied slide will not be reflected in the original slide.

Editing presentation properties

You can edit your presentation properties at any time:

Editing presentation slides

  • Click on 'Explore' and then 'Presentations' to see the list of your presentations. You must be logged in to see your presentations.
  • Under My Presentations, mouse over the presentation you are interested in. You'll see 3 icons to the right of the presentation name: Edit Presentation; Edit Presentation Properties; and Delete Presentation.
  • Select the second icon Edit Presentation Properties, to be taken to the Edit Presentation Properties page where you can edit the following properties:
    • Name of your presentation
    • Option to make the presentation publicly viewable
    • Password for accessing the presentation (optional)
    • The folder your presentation is saved in
    • Description for your presentation (optional)
  • When you're finished click Save.

Editing presentation slides

You can edit your presentation slides at any time:

Editing presentation slides

  • Click on 'Explore' and then 'Presentations' to see the list of available presentations. You must be logged in to see your presentations.
  • Under My Presentations, mouse over the presentation you are interested in. You'll see 3 icons to the right of the presentation name: Edit Presentation; Edit Presentation Properties; and Delete Presentation.
  • Select the first icon Edit Presentation, to be taken to the LUNA Workspace where presentations are made and edited.
  • Your presentation should open in the LUNA Workspace. If it did not, then simply expand the Presentation Panel and use the presentations pull down menu to select the presentation you want to edit.
  • You'll see the slides for that presentation in the Presentation Panel with the image(s) from the first slide appearing in the LUNA Workspace.
  • Click on the slide you want to edit in the Presentation Panel. The image(s) from that slide will appear in the Workspace and ready for you to edit the layout of that slide. In addition to just re-arranging the layout of the images in that slide you can also add more images to it.
  • Click on the Save Slide icon when you are done editing that slide. Be sure to save your changes each time you edit slides.

Saving changes

  • To delete a slide click on the Click to delete slide icon below the preview of that slide in the Presentation Panel.
  • You can also copy a slide by clicking on the Copy icon beside the Delete icon. This new copied slide will appear as the last slide in your presentation. By copying a slide you are simply making a copy of it, any changes you make to the copied slide will not be reflected in the original slide.
  • Using the Click to move this slide over to the left or Click to move this slide over to the right icons in each slide, you can then move this copied slide to your desired place.

Reordering Presentation Slides

You can re-order your presentation slides at any time:

re-order slides

  • Click on 'Explore' and then 'Presentations' to see the list of available presentations. You must be logged in to see your presentations.
  • Under My Presentations, mouse over the presentation you are interested in. You'll see 3 icons to the right of the presentation name: Edit Presentation; Edit Presentation Properties; and Delete Presentation.
  • Select the first icon Edit Presentation, to be taken to the LUNA Workspace where presentations are made and edited.
  • Your presentation should open in the LUNA Workspace. If it did not, then simply expand the Presentation Panel and use the presentations pull down menu to select the presentation you want to edit.
  • You'll see the slides for that presentation in the Presentation Panel and the images from the first slide appear in the LUNA Workspace.
  • Keep the Presentation Panel open and use the Click to move this slide over to the right or the Click to move this slide over to the left arrow icons to change the order of the slides.

Change order

Note: This is different from the Click to copy slide icon which is available in each slide and is used to clone an individual slide, not the entire presentation.

  • The Presentation Panel will clear for a moment and when it re-appears it will be showing you the slides of the copied presentation and will automatically add the appendix Copy of to the name of your original presentation. This copied presentation will also be saved into the same folder as the original presentation.
  • You can edit the name of this copied presentation as well as what folder it is stored in by editing the Presentation Properties.

Playing back your presentation

  • Click on 'Explore' and then 'Presentations' to see the list of your presentations and the public presentations. You must be logged in to see your presentations.
  • To view a presentation in playback mode from the presentations page, simply click on its title.
  • To view a presentation from the LUNA Workspace, click on the Play Presentation icon in the Presentation Panel to start playback of the currently selected presentation.

Play presentation

  • Use the arrows in the upper right corner to move forward and back through the slides.
  • Because the image tools are embedded in each image, you can change the layout of each slide or zoom into the images using these embedded viewing tools. These changes will not be saved and are not a way to edit a presentation. This simply offers more flexibility while playing back a presentation.

Further help on Presentations can be found by searching 'Presentations' using LUNA's own help information. The Help button sits next to the 'Print' button on the toolbar.

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