Storyline 1: Creating a Panning Effect

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A panning effect in Storyline allows you to create movement and guide your learners' focus to specific areas of your slide in succession. You can create a panning effect simply by placing multiple zoom regions on a slide, and then using  the timeline to make one zoom begin at the same time the previous zoom ends.

Here's how to do it:

  1. On the Insert tab, click Zoom Region.
  2. Resize and position the zoom region on the area of your slide you want to emphasize.
  3. Continue adding one or more additional Zoom Regions in the same way for each area of your slide you want to emphasize. You can add as many Zoom Regions as you like. 
  4. In Storyline's timeline, adjust the timing of the Zoom Regions so that there's no pause or gap between them—when one zoom ends, the next one starts. 

Below is an example of how this would look on the Storyline timeline. In this example, the initial zoom starts at 1 second, then the view pans to the second zoom region at 3.5 seconds, and finally the view zooms back out at 6 seconds:

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Inserting a Zoom Region