The latest version of FotoMagico 6.3.1 uses a new “Variants” option that can be assigned within Chapters.
The on-line Help site states " * You can create a slideshow with multiple playback variants within a single document – e.g. a full length presentation, and a short trailer version. The chapter options popover contains checkboxes that lets you specify whether the chapter plays in variants “A”, “B”, and “C”. By default all are checked. Uncheck some of them if you do not want this chapter to play in the respective playback variant."
Has anyone figured out how to implement this yet? Clicking on each checkbox is obviously a simple task, but HOW does each variant affect the playback of the slideshow? How does the user control which variant is to be displayed? For example, I created a simple 8-frame slideshow and assigned the first 2 slides as Chapter 1 with Variant A, the next 2 slides as Chapter 2 with Variant B, the next 2 slides as Chapter 3 with Variant A again, and the last 2 slides as Chapter 4 with Variant B again. When the show runs, should the first 2 slides (Variant A) display, then skip over the next 2 slides (Variant B), and then show the 3rd and 4th slides (back to Variant A)? Also, I would the user force the Variant B slides to run once the show is started, and skip over the first two (and 3rd and 4th) slides assigned Variant A.
I don’t think the current help file regarding this new feature explains what is needed to get this to work.