Fundamentals of Zoho Show UI

Fundamentals of Zoho Show UI

Zoho Show web application consists of the listing page and editor screen.

Show's listing page  

As soon as you sign up or sign in to Show, the listing page will appear. Show's listing page contains the following components: 
New Presentation button: Create a new presentation or kickstart one using Show's in-built designs. 

Upload icon:  Import a PPTX presentation into Show.

Search Presentations text field: To search for a specific presentation in the listing page. 

Recents section: Displays a list of all the presentations you recently worked on. From here, you can Play, Preview, Download, Print, and Make a Copy of a presentation. You can search for a presentation; sort them based on Date Modified, Date Opened, Name; and arrange them in either Grid View or List View

My Presentations section: Displays a list of all the presentations created by you. From here, you can Play, Preview, Download, Print, Make a Copy, and Delete a presentation. You can search for a presentation, arrange them in Grid View or List View, and sort them based on Date Modified, Date Opened, or Name.  

Shared with me section: Displays a list of all the presentations shared with you. From here, you can Play, Preview, Download, Print, and Make a Copy of a presentation. You can search for a presentation, arrange them in Grid View or List View, and sort them based on Date Modified, Date Opened, or Name.  

Library section: Lets you store and organize items under Templates and Slides.  The pre-defined layouts and styles help your team quickly get started with the subject. From here, you can also preview and play your presentations.    

Gallery section:  Lets you to kickstart presentations using Show's in-built designs like Themes, Templates, and Slides. Select a design, enter a title for the presentation, and then click Create Presentation to open the slide deck in Show editor.

Listing page

Show editor (Show's main interface)

Once you navigate to Show's main interface, you will find that it follows a minimalistic approach, and is made as clutter-free as possible to give you a seamless design experience.
The UI is divided into three sections: the thumbnail pane, the slide area containing a comprehensive toolbar, and the contextual pane, which makes the product navigation much more intuitive. 
Zoho Show user interface
The thumbnail pane shows a preview of all the slides in the presentation. Above this left pane, you will find the following components:
File menu: Save, open, save, print, and download presentations.

Presentation name field:  Enter a title for the presentation.

Add Slide button: Add more slides in the slide deck.

More Layouts icon: Add a slide with a different layout such as Title Slide, Section Header, or Two Content.

Basic formatting tools: Perform operations such as Undo, Redo, applying Format Painter, Cut, Copy, and Paste

Options above the thumbnail pane

You can use the Gallery button below the thumbnail pane to add more Slides designs to your slide deck. 

Insert slides from Gallery in Show
The slide area is the region where you can insert elements and enter text to create your slide. Above this area, you will find the following components:
Text icon: Contains presets for Textbox and Symbol.

Media icon: Insert media files like Image, Video, and Audio on the slide.

Shape icon: Insert Shape, Smart Elements, and Sihouette in the slide. You can also draw free hand sketches in the slide by enabling the Continuous Draw Mode switch present here.  

Table icon: Insert a table of maximum 8*8 rows and columns in the slide.

Chart icon: Insert Column, Bar, Line, Scatter, Pie, Area and other charts in the slide.

Add-Ons icon: Install different add-ons in Show so that you have more objects to insert in the slide.

Play Options: Perform operations like Custom Slideshow, Add Explanation to a slide, and Slideshow Setup.  

Slide show options: Play the slides From Beginning or in Presenter View.

Options above the slide area

The contextual pane offers all the formatting, animation, and review options for both the slide and its objects. The grouping of design options into a separate toolbar helps you stay focused in your creation process since you do not have to search for editing tools anywhere else. 

Right pane

Above the right pane, you will find the Last modified status and My Account details. You will also find the Share button above the contextual pane. Using this button, you can:
Invite Collaborator: Share presentations with access permissions. 

Get Embed Code: Copy the embed code of the published presentation. 

Publish: Publish a presentation within the organization or to the external world. Once you publish the slide deck, you can view its link, embed code, and other details using the Pulished Details button.

Broadcast: Broadcast presentations to remote audience.

Options that will display when you click Share

At the bottom of the editor screen, you will find more components, including
Go to slide option: Displays the current slide number with respect to the total number of slides in the presentation. 

View drop-down: Displays the Normal View, Master View, and Sorter View

Notes: Enter notes in the slides.

Snap to: Accurately align elements with respect to each other in the slide.

Zoom slider & Fit to screen icon: Get a closer look at your slide elements, then resize them to fit within the available display area (such as a projector or slide area), regardless of the current zoom level.   

Options in the bottom bar

The goal of Show's user interface is to make working on presentations convenient and intuitive. With all the editing options readily available, you won't need to dig to find what you want. Get started with the presentation creation process and our contextual menus will take care of you from there.

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