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How to manage slides on your timeline?
How to manage slides on your timeline?

Keep your timeline clean by dividing it with multiple slides

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Updated over a week ago

Some ad layouts require multiple messages to show and hide one by one. For that reason, you can use slides to organize your elements and timeline

When you think of slides in Bannerwise you should imagine your main timeline separated into multiple sections. By default, every ad has 1 slide and every slide has a timeline from 0 to 3 seconds. This means that if you add another slide without modifying the timeline you’ll have 2 slides, both with a duration of 3 seconds, which means that the total duration of your ad is 6 seconds. 

By using slides you will be able to easily make changes to all your ads simultaneously in the “all view”

You can find the slides option just above the timeline of your ad. 

Duplicating slides
The main reason to duplicate a slide is if you are sure your next slide will look the same (or almost) as the slide you are duplicating. You can duplicate a slide by clicking on the duplicate icon in the slide tab.

Once your slide is duplicated, you’ll notice both your elements and the animations are duplicated. Now you can safely update the content and animations of your elements. 

💡 Good to know: It's only possible to duplicate slides if adding one more slide doesn't exceed the total duration of 30 seconds. If the "duplicate slide" icon doesn't display anymore in your timeline, it means that is not possible to add more slides to your ad.

The image below shows an ad containing 7 slides, each one with a duration of 4.5 seconds. In total, the ad has a duration of 28.5 seconds and as shown, the "duplicate slide" is gone since adding a new slide would exceed the 30 seconds allowed.

Slide linking
By default, all slides are connected to each other. This means that all elements that are the same in both slides are linked to each other. When elements are linked it means that they share a specific set of properties that update in all linked slides simultaneously. For example, if an element is linked and you reposition the element in slide 1, the element position will also update in slide 2. 

In order to stop that from happening you have the possibility to unlink slides and make changes to elements independently. You can unlink a slide by clicking on the icon located right in between two slides. 

You can find below the properties that are linked on the slides: 

  • Top position of the element

  • Left position of the element

  • Width of the element

  • Height of the element

  • Image and Logo source (The image selected when adding an element)

  • Text and font properties 

Adding an empty slide
In addition to duplicating a slide you also have the option to add an empty slide. This is handy to use when your next slide uses different elements than the current slide you are on. You can add an empty slide by clicking on the “add slide” button located next to the slide tabs.

Keep in mind that the Bannerwise timeline has a maximum duration of 30 seconds. This means that you’ll only be able to add or duplicate slides if the total duration is 30 seconds or less.

We hope the information in this article was useful to achieve your goal. If there is anything else we can help you with and you couldn't find it in our help center, don't hesitate to contact us by chat. We are always ready to help you.

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