The "Intro – Icon" slide is a relatively straightforward text slide with an added icon/digit/image function that calls for attention. It has a few built-in symbols (arrow, warning sign, question mark, and info sign) and gives you the option of using numbers or an uploaded asset (such as a transparent png).
Using this as an intro slide can create a significant "thumb-stopping" effect for videos in social media feeds.
Usage and behavior
This slide-type has two text-fields with more than one available text size, making it very flexible. The Main Message can be Large (default), XLarge, or Huge, and the Description can be Small (default) or Medium,
With this slide-type with many different text size options, there is still one text size per field that is the default one. The slides function this way because we want you to change slide type and carry over the text from one default text layer to another. So if you change from a regular Simple Slide (for example) to this extended one – the Main Message text will be brought over. Note that this only holds for the default text field; texts used in other sizes can then be overwritten when changing from a slide-type that has them to one that does not.
This also means that if there is text in the default text field – it will override other activated text fields. So you can have activated the Huge text field and written text in that, but as soon as you input text in the default field, it will revert to Large. You need to be aware of this, and you always see what is active in the preview on the storyboard.
The text option for the Main Message is as follows, with the maximum length in characters.
- Large: 85 characters
- Huge: 40 characters
- Xlarge: 70 characters
For Description, these are the lengths:
- Small: 100 characters
- Medium: 70 characters.
You can control the animation of the different parts of this slide individually - giving you the option of "chaining" multiple instances of this slide in many ways. The "icon" (which also can be a number or an image) also has a separate "animation in place" setting (under Icon Settings and "Wiggle Animation") that is synced for each second. This gives you the opportunity (when you set your slide duration to even seconds) to have a seemingly coherent animation of the same icon/number/asset over multiple slides.
The "Number" will be a scaled-up version of your Huge typography so that we will set it in your theme typography.
Under "Icon Settings," you select which icon you want (not visible in preview other than as a label), set the number, or upload an asset. This is also where you control the wiggle animation for the icon. For an uploaded asset, you get a choice for the animation behavior: Ether "side-to-side" or "up and down."
You can control the color of each element under "Color."