Adding animation effects (Web Publishing mode only)
PagePlus lets you add two varieties of eye-catching animation effects to any web page: animated marquees and GIF animations. Either way, you can preview the animation and/or customize the effect. Once placed into your web publication, the animations appear static, but they will spring to life once the site has been exported and a visitor views your page in a web browser.
Bear in mind that animations do add to the “overhead” or load time your page requires, and may not display as quickly on the web as when previewed in a Wizard or dialog.
Animated marquees are an impressive way to add horizontally scrolling motion to a headline or catch phrase. You can choose the background color, enter from one to three lines of text, define text properties (choose from any installed font), scroll direction, speed and alignment for each line. For the most compelling effect, select two lines with strongly contrasting text colors and opposing scroll directions.
Animated marquees appear as static graphics on the PagePlus page. You can cut, copy, move, and resize them just like other graphics. They will animate when previewed or viewed in a web browser.
To create an animated marquee:
Choose Web Object from the Insert menu and select Animated Marquee… from the submenu.
To edit an animated marquee you’ve already defined:
Double-click the marquee. The Insert Animated Marquee dialog redisplays, with the current settings in place.
Inserting an animated GIF is just like inserting a static picture (see Importing images for more details). PagePlus lets you preview, then pick and choose animations. Use them to illustrate particular themes or just add some fun to your page!
To preview and insert an animated GIF:
Choose Web Object from the Insert menu and select Animated GIF… from the submenu.
Use the dialog to preview available GIF files and select the image file to open. To keep the image embedded in the PagePlus file check Embed Picture (otherwise the source file is linked). Click Open.
GIF animations appear as static images on the publication page. You can cut, copy, move, and resize them just like other graphics. They will animate when viewed in a web browser.