Hiding Slide Elements from Print

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Hiding Slide Elements from Print

Postby vmarm » Wed May 20, 2015 8:04 am

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Viewlet Authors know that ViewletBuilder8 and ViewletQuiz5 produce awesome eLearning content in the form of Viewlet videos. Beyond this, each authoring application contains tools to create professionally designed training materials to supplement the videos. These 'handouts' (if you will) can be created in multiple digital formats and hard copies--right from Print. At the heart of it all are your project slides with all the slide elements on them.

You can create PDFs, images files, HTML pages, Word documents, etc. for one slide, multiple slides or all slides within your project right from ViewletBuilder8 and ViewletQuiz5. It starts in Page Layout (File > Page Layout). Under 'Options', you select the slide elements you want to show/hide when you print hard copies or to a digital (non-video) format. But, not all slide elements are listed here.

What happens if you have, let's say, slide text, shape objects, lines/arrows or inserted images that you don't want to print out (for whatever reason) for one or more slides? Not to worry. Qarbon's authoring applications are versatile and offer many ways to achieve desire results. This time, we'll just need to turn to timeline layers.


  1. Select the slide element you want to hide so that its layer is highlighted along the timeline (indicating it is the active selection).

  2. Click the open 'eye' icon. Once you to this, the eye will appear closed, indicating the selected element (layer) is hidden.

  3. Optional: Click the 'padlock' icon to lock the layer to prevent it from being edited (if desired).

  4. Repeat the above steps as needed on each slide (only for slide elements not available under 'Options' in the Page Layout dialog).

  5. Save your project and then select File > Page layout. (Note: You can also access Page Layout from the Print dialog when using various print targets.)

  6. Preview your slides in the preview area to make sure that the desired slide elements do not display.

  7. Open the Print dialog, choose your publishing target and print your project to the desired (non-video) digital format or print out hard copies directly to your printer.

Go ahead and click on one of the links below to watch a video on this topic in the format of your choice.

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This is just the beginning of what you can do with this design strategy, and it's a perfect way to provide learners materials to review at their own pace, reinforcing what they've already learned within the Viewlets.

That's it for this blog.

Until next time...
Happy Viewleting!


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