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Cannot get delay to work with builds

336 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 28, 2012 11:16 AM by bwfromspring hill RSS
Lyle Phillips Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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Feb 27, 2012 6:32 PM

Working with keynote, I find that I cannot make any amount of delay in the build sequence to work. No matter how much I add delay in the Advanced window the timing of the bulld stays the same.

27" iMac, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • bwfromspring hill Level 4 Level 4 (1,465 points)
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    Feb 27, 2012 10:24 PM (in response to Lyle Phillips)

    Lyle,

     

    Could you provide a little more detail?  What "Advanced window" are you talking about? Do you mean the Build Inspector  > More Options > Build Order list?

     

    A "delay" means the action or build will not start until the time specified has elapsed after the event is triggered. For instance, if you have an object with a build set to automatically happen after a previous build but with a "delay", the object build will wait x seconds before initiating.

     

    This is not the same as build duration, which is the amount of time it takes from the beginning of the event until the event finishes, i.e., how fast the build does its thing.

    Which are you trying to do?

  • bwfromspring hill Level 4 Level 4 (1,465 points)
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    Feb 28, 2012 11:16 AM (in response to Lyle Phillips)

    Lyle,

     

    I found on odd occasions that if I typed a number into the delay box, sometimes (not everytime) it would not take - but using the up and down arrows to enter the delay worked each time. Other than that, it really should be working for you either way. Worth checking though.

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