Local Publish Settings in Adobe Presenter

Explore various local publish settings in Adobe Presenter.

Adobe Presenter provides various publish options such as to publish locally, via the Adobe Connect service, and also as an interactive PDF. Each of these options has additional settings such as appearance, playback, quality, and attachments. Within these Settings, you can personalize the output. In this tutorial we'll explore the local publish settings -- follow these steps to learn more:

  1. Open the presentation which you want to publish locally. Thereafter access the Adobe Presenter tab of the Ribbon, and click the Publish button, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 1.

  2. Figure 1: Publish button within the Presentation group

  3. Note: If you don't have the Adobe Presenter tab within the Ribbon in PowerPoint, that may indicate you haven't installed it. This tab is not built-in within PowerPoint and is installed as part of a PowerPoint add-in from Adobe called Presenter.
  4. This opens the Publish Presentation dialog box, as shown in Figure 2.

  5. Figure 2: Publish Presentation dialog box
  6. Within the Publish Presentation dialog box choose My Computer option, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 2. Then click the Settings button, as shown highlighted in blue within Figure 2.
  7. This brings up the Settings dialog box, as shown in Figure 3.

  8. Figure 3: Settings dialog box
  9. Within the sidebar of Settings dialog box you'll get options to perform changes for presentation and application. As you select an option in the sidebar, the related parameters appear on the right side of the Settings dialog-box. All of these sidebar options are explained below from top to bottom:
  10. A. Appearance

  11. Here you can provide Title and Summary to your presentation, as you can in Figure 3 above. The Title will appear in the Adobe Presenter viewer (and also while previewing).
  12. B. Playback

  13. Here select the required check-boxes (see Figure 4) to enable playback options such as auto playing the presentation when it is opened, looping presentation, including slide numbers in outline, pausing after each animation, and setting the duration of slide without audio or video. If you made some changes that you regret later, the convenient Restore Defaults button (see Figure 4) lets to access the original settings.

  14. Figure 4: Playback options
  15. C. Quality

  16. You can set all the publish quality for audio and images (see Figure 5). You can also choose various other Publish options, such as preloading. Again, the Restore Defaults button lets to access original settings.

  17. Figure 5: Publish Quality options
  18. D. Attachments

  19. Here you can attach web pages, documents, PDF files, FlashPaper documents, SWF files, or spreadsheets to your presentation (see Figure 6). Links to websites or documents hosted by Adobe Connect Server or a third-party system can also be added. If a presentation contains attachments, you’ll see an Attachments button at the bottom of the Adobe Presenter viewer. You can click the button to see a list of attachments associated with the presentation, and then click any listed attachment to open it.

  20. Figure 6: Attachments
  21. E. Presenters

  22. You can add a presenter here who provides information during a presentation (see Figure 7). You can assign a single presenter to all slides in a presentation, or different presenters can be assigned to individual slides. Also, you can provide detailed information about presenters such as: name, photograph, job title, short biographical notes, a company logo, and contact information. This information can make a presentation more credible, personal, and interesting.

  23. Figure 7: Presenters
  24. F. Servers

  25. Here you have to add and then select the Adobe Connect servers to which you will publish your presentation (see Figure 8).

  26. Figure 8: Servers
  27. G. Audio Source

  28. Choose the audio input source from Microphone or Line in options (see Figure 9).

  29. Figure 9: Audio Source
  30. H. Preview

  31. Here you can set the preview defaults (see Figure 10). By default it is set to preview the next five slides starting from the currently selected slide. You can change the value 5 to any other required value.

  32. Figure 10: Preview
  33. After changing the settings, click the OK button, highlighted in red within Figure 10, above. This will get you back to the Publish Presentation dialog box, as shown in Figure 2, previously on this page. All options herein are already explained in our Publish Options in Adobe Presenter tutorial.