System and process for creating an interactive presentation employing multi-media components

  • US 20040001106A1
  • Filed: 06/26/2002
  • Published: 01/01/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/26/2002
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. In a computer system having a graphical user interface including a display, user interface selection device and user interface data entry device, a presentation production process for authoring a presentation having multi-media components, comprising process actions for:

  • displaying a template selection window on the display comprising one or more presentation layouts representing the appearance of a presentation window associated with the presentation being authored, wherein each presentation layout corresponds to a presentation template that is capable of rendering said presentation window and playing a presentation when populated with the media components making up the presentation and scheduling information specifying when each media component and other user-entered events are to be displayed or played in the presentation window; and

    displaying a presentation tool window on the display in lieu of the template selection window in response to the user selecting a template via said selection device and the template associated with the selected layout being imported into the presentation production process, wherein the presentation tool window comprises a plurality of sectors which are employed by the user using said selection and data entry devices to import and preview media components, enter and modify presentation properties, enter and modify said scheduling information, and to view informational panes.

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