It is in Acrobat preferences>fullscreen. There the timing is set, not in LR
>It is in Acrobat preferences>fullscreen. There the timing is set, >not in LR
That setting doesn't effect it -- it's not checked and it still advances, and when I check this setting in Reader and set it to 30 seconds, it still advances every couple seconds. It appears that the slideshows created in LR are overriding the settings in Reader, and that there is no way to change them.
Thanks again for any help with this,
Sorry Larry for the incorrect info. It is set on the bottom right hand panel in slideshow module called "Playback". I have tested this and it does vary the speed as set in LR.
By checking that box I can get the LR playback settings to take effect, but the problem is that I am still unable to STOP the auto-advancing. The longest time I can assign is 20 seconds -- I want it to simply stay on a slide until I manually advance it. I thought I could do this by completely UNchecking this box in LR, but when I do this, the resulting slideshow automatically advances in Reader, and I can't find any way to stop it or even to change the rate in this situation.
Is there any way to get LR to simply NOT advance the slides so that I can do it manually?
I wish i could get it to auto advance.
When i have finished exporting the pdf it opens in Acorbat. To view the slides i have to manually click through them.
Besides this i also find that the image quality is very poor compared to LR slideshow and it does not allow me to use the Picture Task option in Acrobat. I have to go back to PS and create the pdf slideshow there. Obviously i then lose the nice template i have create in LR to advertise my company.
This is just a guess; I haven't tried it: Have you tried setting the slide time to Zero? Some programs use Zero as a manual setting.
OK, got it.
The no advance in Adobe Reader thing was driving me nuts too. The solution to both problems (no auto advance, exclusive manual advance) lies within Adobe Reader, not Lightroom.
Here is the trick (Adobe Reader 8, Macintosh). Go to Preferences, Full Screen. Make sure the "Advance every xxx seconds" box is checked, and that xxx is set to a number of seconds equal to or greater than the slide duration you specified in Lightroom. (If greater than, the Lightroom setting will prevail.)
If it is unchecked, no auto advance whatsoever.
I had to restart Adobe Reader for the changes in Preferences to take effect.
>Here is the trick (Adobe Reader 8, Macintosh). Go to Preferences, Full Screen. Make sure the "Advance every xxx seconds" box is checked, and that xxx is set to a number of seconds equal to or greater than the slide duration you specified in Lightroom. (If greater than, the Lightroom setting will prevail.)
>If it is unchecked, no auto advance whatsoever.
Forgive me, but this is really confusing me. You said to make sure the "Advance every xxx seconds" box in Reader is checked, but then you said that if it's UNchecked, there will no auto advance. The way I'm reading this, these two statements contradict each other. Which way do you set it to stop the auto advance?
You also said to make sure the xxx number in Reader is set to a number of seconds equal or greater to the LR setting, but than you said that if it's "greater than," LR's setting will prevail. If the LR setting prevails, how is this preventing auto advance? By saying to set it to "equal or greater than" the LR value, it seems like you're saying that you'll get a certain behavior for BOTH cases (i.e. both 'equal' AND 'greater than' will result in a certain behavior.) What specific aspect of the behavior are you referring to when you say to set it "equal or greater than" the LR value?
Thanks for clarification on this,
If a condition set in Reader preferences is met, Reader prevails.
Uncheck the Full Screen preference "Advance every xxx seconds" if you want to disable completely auto advance. It MUST be checked for auto advance to happen. No check, no advance, regardless of any slideshow setting you have made in Lightroom. (Macintosh Reader 8; YMMV)
If the box is checked, the slideshow should auto-advance. The shorter advance interval (Lightroom or Reader) will prevail.
Reader Set..../.... Lightroom Set..../.... Auto Advance Occurs at
If this is still confusing, I suggest experimenting with the Full Screen settings in Reader.
Re GETTING a pdf slideshow to advance (rather than to NOT advance),
what was missing for me in this discussion is that after you set the time withing Full-screen preferences, you then have to START your slideshow by selecting Full Screen from the View pull-down menu (or else the keyboard shortcut CTRL-L, as it says on the View menu).
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I had exactly the same problem and solved it. Here's how I done it.
using Acrobat pro open your PDF
1) Go to left-hand side of layout and click the page tab.
2) Click on cogs to bring up a list and choose transition settings.
3) when this appear UN-CHECK auto flip.
4) Save file
and jobs done.
Hopefully this solves you issue or that of anyone reading it later on down the line.
I had the same problem.
My daughter randomly suggested we should check the setting "Ignore all transitions".
I told her it could absolutely not be related.
Just to show her I tried.
Please jaklithn, thank your daughter for me because your answer made my day. It worked!
this worked is under the pages drop down menu, transitions
Thank you!! I've been trying to figure this out for days. I was even on with Adobe Acrobat tech support and they had no idea.
Similar problem, but no solution as of yet. I wish to show two short PDF slideshows. One needs to be static and only advance on click, the other needs to loop. The slideshows are done and both work fine (created in Quark then exported to PDF, and I have Adobe Acrobat Pro id required) but my issue is that the Adobe Reader prefs seem to take priority over everything else regardless of what settings you have made in other programmes, such as Acrobat Pro. So, as it stands, if I set up Reader to show one slideshow with a 2 second delay, fade transition, and loop at the end, then I get this for the other slideshow too, even though I want that one to be static and only move on mouseclick or keyboard action. These actions all kick in when you go full screen mode, which is the way I would prefer to show the slides. The only workaround I can think of is to change the prefs halfway through the presentation, which I assumed I could avoid, by getting each slideshow to maintain their settings. Any ideas?