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Editing slides

In this section you will find how to edit and customize slides, by replacing, configuring and reordering slide elements.

Replacing a snapshot on a slide

You can replace a snapshot of a visualization on a slide. This is useful when you want to use another snapshot of the visualization, for example when new data is loaded into the app, if the visualization is changed or if new selections are made.

Do the following:

  1. In storytelling view, select a snapshot on a slide, and then click Snapshot in the hover menu. The Replace snapshot dialog opens.

    Tip: You can navigate to the sheet and visualization which the snapshot originated from, by clicking Go to source. By doing this you get access to the live data of the snapshot, where you can make new selections and take new snapshots.
  2. Select the snapshot you want to use.

    The snapshot is updated and adapts to the size of the previous snapshot, using free resize which causes the visualization to use progressive disclosure.

Note: Progressive disclosure means the following: If the size of a visualization (or a unlocked snapshot) is increased, its information is disclosed progressively. If the size of a visualization (or a unlocked snapshot) is decreased, its information is reduced, which allows you to focus on the essential information and avoid cluttering the visualization with too much information in too little space.

The snapshot is replaced on the slide.

Replacing a live data sheet on a slide

You can replace a live data sheet on a story slide.

Do the following:

  1. In storytelling view, select a slide with a live data sheet in the story timeline.

    A dialog opens.

  2. Click the active sheet.

    A new dialog opens.

  3. Select a new sheet to insert.

The selected sheet is added as a live data sheet on the slide.

Copying and moving items on story slides

You can copy and move items on the same story slide or between story slides. You can do this in different ways:

  • Using the edit bar on the sheet (Duplicate, Cut and Paste).
  • With the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+C, Ctrl+X and Ctrl+V.
Note: You can copy items between stories in the same app, but not between stories in different apps. Switch between stories using Story Mode in the toolbar.

Copying items

Do the following:

  1. In storytelling view, click on the item you want to copy.

    The item is highlighted.

  2. Click Duplicate.

  3. To insert the item on another slide, switch to that slide.

  4. Click Paste.

The copied item is placed in front of any other items.

Moving an item to another slide

To move an item between two story slides you first cut it out from one slide and then paste it onto another slide.

Do the following:

  1. In storytelling view, click on the item you want to move.

    The item is highlighted.

  2. Click Cut.

  3. Switch to the slide you want to move the item to.

  4. Click Paste.

The moved item is placed in front of any other items on the slide.

Reordering items on a slide

When you are editing a story slide you can arrange and stack items on top of each other and decide the order in which the stacked items appear. This is useful when items overlap.

Reordering by one level

Do the following:

  1. Right-click the item you want to reorder.

    The item's shortcut menu is opened.

  2. Select Bring forward or Send backward.

The selected item is brought one level forward or sent one level backward.

Reordering to the front or the back

Do the following:

  1. Right-click the item you want to reorder.

    The item's shortcut menu is opened.

  2. Select Bring to front or Send to back.

The selected item is sent behind or brought in front of all the other items on the slide.

Resizing items on a slide

You can resize an item on a slide by using its resizing handles. When you resize items such as images and text titles, they keep their aspect ratio. Paragraph texts and certain shapes can be resized more freely, both horizontally and vertically.

Snapshots can be resized in two different ways:

  • Locked: keeping the aspect ratio.
  • Unlocked: allowing free resizing and progressive disclosure.

    Note: Progressive disclosure means the following: If the size of a visualization (or a unlocked snapshot) is increased, its information is disclosed progressively. If the size of a visualization (or a unlocked snapshot) is decreased, its information is reduced, which allows you to focus on the essential information and avoid cluttering the visualization with too much information in too little space.

Resizing in general

Do the following:

  1. In storytelling view, click on the item you want to resize.

  2. Drag one of the resizing handles to resize the item.

    The item snaps to the grid.

  3. Release the resizing handle.

The item is resized.

Deleting items from a slide

Do the following:

  1. In storytelling view, click on the item you want to delete.

    The item is highlighted.

  2. Click Delete.

The item is deleted from the slide.

Tip: You can also delete an item by selecting Delete from the item's shortcut menu.