Diagram Slide Show

The Slide show facility in the Model Views window enables you to:

  • Create screen-based presentations of sets of diagrams
  • Run a slide show manually
  • Run a slide show automatically with each diagram displaying for a period that you define
  • Display the slide show within the Enterprise Architect work area
  • Display the slide show in full screen mode.

You create each slide show as a folder within a Views folder under a Model View node. 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.

Create a Slide Show

To create a slide show, follow the steps below.

  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 context menu option or
  • Click on the New Slideshow folder icon in the Model Views toolbar.

       The Create a new slideshow folder dialog displays.
 
Slideshownew
 

  1. In the Name field, type the name of the slide show.
  2. Click on the OK button. The new slide show folder is added to the selected View folder.
  3. Dock the Project Browser window separately from the Model Views window.
  4. 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.

Note:

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.

  1. Close the folder.

You can reorganize the diagrams in the slide show 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 context menu option.

Define Slide Show Operation

Slide show operation can be automated or manual. To define how the slide show is to operate, follow the steps below.

  1. Right-click on the slide show folder. The context menu displays.
  2. Select the Properties context menu option. The Slideshow Properties dialog displays.
     
    Slideshowprop
     
  3. If you intend to automate the slide show, select the Enable checkbox. To run the slide show manually, deselect the checkbox.
  4. If you intend to automate the slide show, in the Time field type the number of seconds that each diagram is to remain on display.
  5. Click on the OK button.

Run Slide Show

To run a slide show of diagrams, either in the Diagram View or full screen, follow the steps below:

  1. Right-click on the slide show folder. The context menu displays.
  2. 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.

  1. 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.
  2. If you are controlling the slide show manually, right-click on a slide. A small toolbar displays.
     
    slidetool
     
  3. Control the slide show using the toolbar icons and other aids, as follows:

To:

Click On, or Press

Display the next slide

nextslide

[Spacebar] or [#]

Display the previous slide

prevslide

[!]

Display the first slide

Firstpict

[#]

Display the final slide

finalslide

[$]

Pause the slide show

Pause

Resume the slide show

Resumeshow

Stop the slide show

stopslide

(In Diagram View) right-click on the slide show folder and select the Stop Slideshow context menu option.

Delete Slide Show

To delete a slide show, right-click on the slide show folder and select the Remove Slideshow context menu option. Enterprise Architect prompts you to confirm the deletion. The folder and its list of links to diagrams in the model is removed.