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Whether you're working on a single design or a design set, you can enhance the storytelling capabilities of your creative by using multiple slides.
How to Add Slides
You can add more slides to your design from the left sidebar. The slides management option menu becomes available when clicking on the Slides tab. This is where you can add, remove, and customize the slides in your ad.
- Click on Slides, located on the left sidebar.
- In the slides list, you can insert an additional slide¹ in three ways:
- Click the New slide button underneath your existing slide(s). When using this option, the new slide will always be added at the end of all existing slide(s).
- By opening the Meatballs menu on the bottom right corner of the existing slide and selecting New Slide. When using this option, the new slide will always be added right after the slide where you have triggered the action.
- You can also Duplicate an existing slide from the Meatballs menu. When using this option, a replica of the slide from which you have triggered the action will be created and placed right after it.
Pro tip: Reordering your slides can be done quickly using drag&drop.
Slides Management Options
You have general management options for your slides in the Meatballs menu.
- New slide and Duplicate enables you to increase the number of slides in your design by slide creation or duplication.
- Stop slide. When playing in preview, export, or share link, the design stops at a particular slide. It also bypasses any loop settings.
- Delete. Removes the slide from your design.
Adjusting Slide Length
You can adjust the slide of each slide individually using the bottom left control in two ways:
- Input manually the number of seconds.
- Mouse hovering over the clock icon, the cursor changes into a bidirectional arrow that can be used to increase or decrease slide duration.
Information regarding active slide duration, total design duration, and total design duration is available in the top left part of the slides panel.
Synced and Unsycned Slide Duration States
When working on multiple sizes, you might find yourself in a situation where you want slight variations between the layouts for an optimal result.
When the same slide has different durations across the active layouts on the stage according to the layout selector mode, we are talking about an unsynced state displayed in the properties bar as a dash.
When inputting a new value in the slide duration input for this specific slide, it will overwrite the variations on all active layouts on the stage according to the layout selector mode, again bringing the slide into a synced state.
Setting loop counts
A loop is the number of times your video will replay once it reaches the end. The loop count is a global property, meaning that its value will affect all layouts whether the slides' duration is synced once set.
More precisely, you can have different slide durations between two or more layouts, but you will always have the same loop count across all layouts.
The total length of your ad will be adjusted to the selected number of loops.
- Switch to All layouts mode if working with multiple layouts.
- Skip this step if working on a single layout.
- Click on the Slides tab in the left sidebar.
- Locate the Loop dropdown menu on top of the slide list.
- Select the desired number of loops for your design.
Adding slide transitions
To enhance the flow of your design, you can add transitions between the slides. Transitions can be added using the buttons displayed after each slide in the listing on the left. Note that the option is available only when in All Layouts mode. Slide transitions must be set individually for each slide.
When clicking on Add transition, multiple customization options becomes available:
- Transition duration.
- Transition type.
- Transition animation.
- Ease and tween type.
Important: Slides is a global functionality. This means that when you insert new slides into your design, they will be added to all layouts you currently have on the stage, irrespective of the layout selector's active mode.
Note¹: The selected slide will always have a blue border.