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Table of Contents

Introduction  chapter only  complete guide

Welcome to iScreensaver  chapter only  complete guide
  Your First Screensaver
  Visiting for the First Time?
    Using the Application
    Menus, shortcuts, and commands
    Help
  What's New in Version 4?
  Exploring the Application
    The Projects List window
    A Project window
      The Video tab
      The Audio tab
    The Preview stage
    The Info palette
    The Color palettes
  Media Management
    The Add Items browser
    Other media management tools
  Creating Installers
    The User Controls panel
    The Installer dialog
    The Build settings
  Third party tools
    Production tools
    Encoding tools
  Purchasing & Registering Licenses
    Unregistered Watermarks
    Watermark Locations
    Dewatermarking unregistered screensavers
  
Downloading and Installing  chapter only  complete guide
  Installing iScreensaver Designer 4
  System Requirements
  Upgrading from iScreensaver Designer 3.5
  Protocol: The Authoring system versus The End User systems
  Differences within Platforms
  Optimizing Performance
  Troubleshooting the Installation
  Uninstalling iScreensaver Designer
  Uninstalling Screensavers
  
Designing and Preparing  chapter only  complete guide
  Designing your Screensaver
  Types of Screensavers
    Slideshows
    Slideshows with Audio Tracks
    QuickTime movies
    Flash movies
    Combining all types of media
  Planning your Screensaver Media
  Optimizing your Media Production
  Creating Directories and Virtual Directories
  
Preferences  chapter only  complete guide
  Using the Preferences controls
  
Managing Projects  chapter only  complete guide
  Using the Projects List window
  Creating a New Project
  Naming a New Project
  Opening an existing Project
  Saving the current Project
  Duplicating a Project file
  Renaming a Project file
  Revealing a Project file
  Assembling archives
  Moving projects between authors
  Creating project templates
  
Importing Media  chapter only  complete guide
  Using the Video tab
  Using the Audio tab
  Using the Open browsers
  
Editing a Screensaver Project  chapter only  complete guide
  Organizing the Sequence Items
  Previewing the Screensaver
    Using the Preview stage
    Resizing the stage
    Using the Playback controls
    Viewing advanced playback information
  Setting and Changing Options
    The Info palette
      Global settings
        Video Sequence settings
          Loop sequences
          Shuffle sequences
          Upon sequence startup
        Audio Sequence settings
          Loop sequences
          Shuffle sequences
          Upon sequence startup
        Sequence Logic parameters
      Sequence Item Behavior settings
        Specifying item duration
        Enabling overlays
        Restricting interactivity by input devices
      Sequence Item Media settings
        Choosing the Item
          Why disable a Media Item at all?
          Selecting a different Media file
          Deleting a Media file
        Items with Audio Tracks
          Volume controls
          Background audio controls
        Masking with Colors and Transparencies
          Forcing Transparent colors
          Using Alpha masks
          Tinting Foreground colors
          Adjusting Background colors
        Adjusting Media Size and Location
          Protocol: Screen Size versus Image Sizes
            Actual Size
            Letterbox
            Crop
            Full Screen
            Custom X and Y
          How do these options compare?
          Using the Location controls
          Changing Mirroring and Rotation
        Setting the Transition-In Effects
          Types of Transitions
          Setting Durations
          Settings Random Motions
          Customizing Motion Effects
          Previewing Transitions
        Working with Compression Presets
      Editing Caption overlays
        Setting Text Alignment
        Setting the Caption font controls
        Inserting Variables
        Adjusting Caption Size and Location
          Protocol: Screen Size versus Caption Sizes
          Using the Location controls
          Changing Mirroring and Rotation
          Adjusting the Padding controls
        Setting the Transition-In Effects
          Types of Transitions
          Setting Durations
          Previewing Transitions
      Editing Image overlays
        Choosing the Overlay Item
        Adjusting Color
        Adjusting Overlay Size and Location
        Protocol: Screen Size versus Overlay Sizes
        Using the Location controls
        Changing Mirroring and Rotation
        Adjusting the Padding controls
        Setting the Transition-In Effects
          Types of Transitions
          Setting Durations
          Previewing Transitions
        Working with Compression Presets
    Making changes across Multiple Items
      Selecting a range of Items
      Selecting non-contiguous Items
      Sorting Items with List View
    Pasting custom attributes
    Hey! What's Up With My Undo?
    Reverting to previous projects

Locking and Unlocking Content  chapter only  complete guide
  Using the Locking tab
    Enabling the Locking features
    Using the Behavior subtab
    Using the Keys subtab
    Using the Customize subtab
  Understanding Locking Behaviors
    Initial states
      User-switched changes
      Duration-related changes
      Date-related changes
    Key Query Moments
      During installation
      After every use
      After expiration
  Creating Keys
    Key List
      Writing codes
      Importing codes
    Key Generation
  Advertising Keys
    Code retrieval information
    Web links
    Code entry locations
  Security
  
Branding Control Panels  chapter only  complete guide
  Using the Controls tab
  Editing The Info tab
  Understanding the User Options
  
Customizing Installers  chapter only  complete guide
  Using the Installer tab
  
Building Installers  chapter only  complete guide
  Using the Build tab
  Registering iScreensaver
  Setting an Author Name
  Exporting to all platforms
  Exporting to single platforms
  Customizing the Install
    File names
    Automatic Zip
    Checking Plug-in versions
    Icons
    Wallpaper
  Finding the Installers
  Testing the Installer
  Code-Signing, Gatekeeper, and AutheniCode
  
Distributing Installers  chapter only  complete guide
  Delivering through Email
  Delivering on a Web Server
  Delivering on CD-rom/DVD-roms
  Managed Install on Large Networks
  
QuickStart & Sample Projects  chapter only  complete guide
  QuickStart Guide
  Space Sample Screensaver
  
Using Third-Party Tools  chapter only  complete guide
  Apple QuickTime, QuickTime Pro, and QuickTime X
    Creating QuickTime-free Screensavers
  Apple iPhoto
  Apple iMovie and Final Cut Studio
  Adobe Flash Player and Flash Creative Suite
    Interactive Flash Media
    Simple Linear Timeline
    Single-Frame Project
    Using Video within Flash
    Using Audio within Flash
    Using Flash ActionScript 3
    Flash Security Settings
      Flash Sandboxing and Publish Settings
      Flash Sandboxing and .SWF Timeline Control
  Adobe Photoshop
  
Appendix A  Installing a Screensaver  chapter only  complete guide
  Installing on The End User system
  Uninstalling Screensavers
    The Easy Way
    The Hard Way
    
Appendix B  Troubleshooting The Authoring System  chapter only  complete guide

Appendix C  Troubleshooting The End User System  chapter only  complete guide