Use the Presentation Zones

The Presentation area is divided into nine zones that you can use to display multiple case items at the same time in different positions, or one item on the full screen (called zone 9). The image below shows the available zones:

Before you begin displaying items in Presentation mode, keep the following in mind about zones:

  • You can use any combination of zones as long as they do not overlap. For example, you could use zone 1 for a document, zone 6 for a surveillance video, and zone 8 for a related graphic.

  • You can set the default zone to use and other zone settings in Presentation Preferences > Stage > Zones.

To select a particular zone before you load an item, do one of the following:

  • Move your mouse over the Select Zone/Zone Indicator icon at the far right end of the Presentation Toolbar until the rectangle appears over the zone you want to use, then click the mouse.

  • Press the corresponding function key on the keyboard (i.e., F1= zone 1, F2=zone 2, and so on).

  • Scan the barcode associated with the zone.

 

Once a zone is selected, you can load an item into that zone. Each zone is independent of the other zones, which means that you can load and annotate an item in any zone without affecting the items in the other zones.

Zone Modes

The active Zone Mode influences how items move around the screen as you load and close exhibits. The icon for the active Zone Mode appears on the far right end of the Presentation Toolbar.

Tip: In addition to using the function keys described in the table below, you can click the icon to toggle between Push Zone and Replace Zone.

 

Mode

Description

Push Zone [F11]

Push Zone Mode enables you to add an item to a specific zone. If you add an item to a zone that is already displaying an item, the old item is moved into another zone (unless you are adding an item into zone 9, which cannot be used concurrently with any other zone).

For example, adding an item into zone 1 will automatically move the item previously in zone 1 into zone 2. Any item previously in zone 2 will be moved off the display. For more information, see the article titled Zone Activity in Push Zone Mode in the online Help.

Replace Zone [F12]

Replace Zone Mode allows you to replace the item in the active zone with a new item while leaving items in other zones in place.

Example:

  1. Load an item into zone 1 by pressing [F1] and then typing the Item ID or scanning the appropriate barcode.

  2. Then load an item into zone 2 by pressing [F2] and then typing the Item ID or scanning the appropriate barcode.

  3. Replace the item in zone 1 with a new item by pressing [F1] to make zone 1 active, pressing [F12] to select the Replace Zone Mode, and then typing the Item ID.
    A small icon will appear on the right side of the toolbar to indicate you are in Replace Zone Mode.

Transfer Zone [F10]

The Transfer Zone Mode allows you to transfer the item in the active zone into another zone.

Example:

  1. From a blank display, load an item into zone 9 by pressing [F9] and then typing the Item ID.
    Transfer the item into zone 3 by pressing [F10] to enter Transfer Zone Mode and then pressing [F3] to move the item into zone 3.

  2. After one transfer is made in Transfer Zone Mode, TrialDirector reverts back to Push Zone Mode or Replace Zone Mode, depending on which one was most recently enabled.

 

Related Topics

Overview: Presentation