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 BrightAuthor Version 4.7


 See this page for a list and description of interactive events.

You can further adjust how your media files transition from state to state by double-clicking Event icons (or right-clicking and then clicking Edit). For example, if you create an event with the Timeout Event icon, the media file displayed in your presentation will transition to the next state after a certain period of time. You can adjust this time period by double-clicking the Timeout Event icon between the two media files and changing the duration in the Timeout Event window.

Double-clicking an event icon opens the Event window, which is the same window that automatically opens when you drag an event icon from the events tab onto the playlist. The Event window will present options specific to the type of interactive event chosen, along with the following options:

  • Transition to new state: The presentation will transition to a new state when the interactive event occurs. Use the dropdown list to specify which state in the playlist will be next.
  • Return to prior state: The presentation will revert to the previous media file when the interactive event occurs.
  • Remain on current state: The state will not change when the interactive event occurs. This option is useful when you need to perform actions that are not immediately visible, such as sending a UDP command, altering the value of a user variable, or lowering the volume. These actions are performed by attaching commands to an event; see the Commands page for more details.


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