Save and Load Stages

As you work in Presentation loading exhibits into zones and using tools as required, your work area serves as a stage that shows jurors everything you do. Setting up this stage and saving it before your courtroom presentation can prevent mistakes and save time. Unlike Screen Snapshots, this feature saves the layout of the actual exhibits. Simply load a saved stage and begin playing video, page through a transcript, or do anything else you would normally do in your presentation.

You can save as many stages as required and load the required stage the right time from a list in Presentation. This feature also comes in handy when your presentation is interrupted. For example, if court breaks for lunch, use Save Stage so that you can quickly return to where you left off when court resumes.

Note: See Edit Workbook Item Properties for details on how to edit Save Stage properties.

Save and Load Stages

To save a stage by using the toolbar button:

  1. Load, position, and annotate your exhibits and/or other items in Presentation mode.

  2. From the Application Tools, click the Save Stage button.

    The stage is automatically saved to the Save Stage folder in the Workbooks Explorer. To move the stage to a different workbook, see Copy Snapshots or Save Stages to Other Workbooks.

To save and assign an ID to a stage using the command:

  1. Load, position, and annotate your exhibits and/or other items in Presentation mode.

  2. Type -SA followed by the ID, and press ENTER.
    For example, -SA EXH0034

To load a saved stage:

  1. Use the Navigation Tools to select the Save Stage folder.

  2. Select the stage you want to load, and then click the green button.

Note: If you load a saved stage and display it on a screen with a different display aspect ratio (such as a projector in the courtroom), you may notice some visual differences. Although this has been minimized, we recommend you view it on the alternate display prior to a live presentation.


Related Topics

Use Screen Snapshot and Grab Screen Commands

Overview: Presentation