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FAQ Friday: Top ProShow Questions and Answers

ProShow Frequently Asked Questions

The top 5 most buzzed about topics and questions about making video slideshows withProShow. These come directly fromProShowusers just like you and are collected by our customer service team every other week! Read the round-up below to see what people are curious about this week.

    1. How many computers can I run ProShow on? 
      A single license can be installed on up to (2) personal computers (desktop, laptop, or tablet) at the same time. If you require additional installations you may want to consider purchasing another license or look into purchasing a site license for ProShow. For more information on this topic or to learn more about site licensing or educator pricing, click here.
    2. Where did my folders go inside the folder list, I only see ‘ProShow’ listed at the top?
      This can happen when the entire folder tree is collapsed in the folder list. To fix this issue you need to expand the folder list by double-clicking ProShow at the top. This will expand all your folders so you can easily drag + drop content into your show. Folder List
    3. How do I add the slide number to all slides at one time?
      In ProShow, double-click the first slide in your show to open Slide Options. Click the ‘+’ icon under the Captions list on the left to add a caption and then type in the following text macro ‘ \p ‘ to add the slide number to this slide. The last thing we need to do is make the caption global. Under the Caption Settings tab, locate Caption Setup on the bottom-right and check the Appears on every slide checkbox. Now your slide number caption should appear on all slides in your show. For more information on using Text Macros, click here.
    4. How do I loop my DVD published from ProShow?
      On the DVD Menu, navigate to the Loop All option when playing your DVD. Select Loop All using your DVD player remote and this will tell  your player to loop your DVD until you manually stop playback. If this option is missing from your DVD menu, you may need to publish your DVD from ProShow again. Make sure your menu is setup to include the loop all option by going to the Menu tab under the DVD publishing window and toggling the Layout drop down menu from its current selection to ‘One Thumbnail Center’. This should restore the Loop All option on your menu.Menu - Loop All
    5. Where can I find royalty free music online?
      There are many resources available online for royalty free music. It’s important to remember to use properly licensed music especially when publishing your show online. Some of our top choices are Shockwave Sound and Triple Scoop Music . For more information on royalty free music resources, click here.

If you are looking for an all-in-one slide show creation tool that includes a built-in library of royalty free music, we suggest you tryProShow Web. ProShow Web includes over 380 royalty free tracks and is free to use, Click here to sign up.

Want to submit a question about making video slideshows with ProShow? Please ask a question in the comments below and we’ll get back with you right away!


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As head of the technical support team at Photodex, Brandon makes sure customers are 100% happy and helped in a timely matter. He loves mountain biking, sports, and enjoys the Austin music culture!