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Diagram Slide Show

The slide show facility in the Model Views window enables you to create and run screen-based presentations of sets of diagrams. When you run a slide show, it displays the diagrams in the folder in the sequence in which they are listed in the folder. After each diagram has been displayed, it is closed. You can use this facility to:

  • Create a slide show as a folder within a Views folder under a Model View node
  • Run a slide show manually
  • Run a slide show automatically with each diagram displaying for a period that you define
  • Display a slide show within the Enterprise Architect work area
  • Display a slide show in full screen mode
  • Delete a slide show

Access

Ribbon

Show > Window > Model Views    or

Start > Explore > Model Views

Menu

View | Model Views

Keyboard Shortcuts

Ctrl + Shift + F5

Delete a slide show

Step

Action

See also

1

Right-click on the slide show folder and select the 'Remove Slideshow' option.

Enterprise Architect prompts you to confirm the deletion.

2

Click on the Yes button.

The folder and its list of links to diagrams in the model is removed.

Run a slide show of diagrams, in either Diagram View or full screen

Step

Action

See also

1

Right-click on the slide show folder and select either the:

  • 'Run Slideshow' option, to run the slideshow in the Diagram View
  • 'Run Slideshow Fullscreen' option to run the slideshow using the full screen

The first diagram in the slide show displays.

2

If you have set up the slide show to run automatically, you can leave it to display the diagrams as defined.

You can also moderate the slide show using manual commands.

3

If you are controlling the slide show manually, right-click on a slide.

This toolbar displays:

4

Control the slide show using these toolbar icons and other aids:

  • Display the next slide - , (Spacebar) or (→)
  • Display the previous slide - , (←)
  • Display the first slide - , (↑)
  • Display the final slide - , (↓)
  • Pause the slide show -
  • Resume the slide show -
  • Stop the slide show - or, in Diagram View, right-click on the slide show folder and select the 'Stop Slideshow' option

Define how the slide show is to operate - automated or manual

Step

Action

See also

1

Right-click on the slide show folder and select the 'Properties' option.

The 'Slideshow Properties' dialog displays.

2

To automate the slide show, select the 'Enable' checkbox.

To run the slide show manually, deselect the checkbox.

3

If you are automating the slide show, in the 'Time' field type the number of seconds that each diagram is to remain on display.

4

Click on the OK button.

Create a slide show

Step

Action

See also

1

Under a Model Views node, click on the Views folder to contain the slide show.

2

Either:

  • Right-click on the Views folder and select the 'New Slideshow' option or
  • Click on the 'New Slideshow folder' icon in the Model Views toolbar

The 'Create a New Slideshow Folder' dialog displays.

3

In the 'Name' field, type the name of the slide show.

4

Click on the OK button.

The new slide show folder is added to the selected View folder.

5

Dock the Project Browser window separately from the Model Views window.

Dock Windows

6

Drag the diagrams to be displayed as part of the slide show from the Project Browser into the new slide show folder.

Organize the diagrams in the order in which they are to be displayed, using the up/down green arrows in the Model Views toolbar.

To remove a diagram that is not required, right-click on it in the slide show folder and select the 'Remove Linked Item' option.

The diagram items in the slide show folder are links to the diagrams in the Project Browser, not copies of the diagrams or the diagrams themselves; any actions you take in the slide show have no impact on the original diagrams.

Model Views Toolbar

7

Close the folder.

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