FAQ

General

Of course, you want the loading time of your project to be as short as possible. No one has the sense and time to wait for a page to load. Using images that are too large is a major cause of long loading time. Reducing your images will make the web page load and display faster in web browsers.

There are several ways to resize an image without losing image quality. Our 2 (free) favorites:

If your projects are not loading when LesLinq 2.0 launches and you keep seeing a window that is loading, the first step is to clear your cache. This should be done in your browser settings by clearing your history (including cookies if necessary). If the problem is still not solved, please contact Chris Hof at +31 (0)682 077 845 or by email. We will fix it for you as soon as possible!

  • Ctrl + s -> Save
  • Ctrl + z -> Undo
  • Ctrl + Shift + z -> Redo
  • Ctrl + a -> Select all
  • Arrow keys -> Move elements by 1 px
  • Shift + Arrow keys -> Move elements by 10 px
  • Ctrl + g -> Group selected elements
  • Ctrl + Shift + g -> Ungroup slected group
  • Ctrl + c -> Copy element
  • Ctrl + v -> Paste element
  • Ctrl + Shift + v -> Paste element in place

If you hold down the CTRL key, you can select an upper layer

Yes, the online tool is completely in English.

When you are logged into LesLinq, you will see ‘My Contacts’ in the navigation menu at the top of the page. Click on it.

To be able to add a contact, you first need to create a group. This can be done by clicking on ‘Create Group’. You fill in the name of the group and click on ‘Add’. You can now add new contacts via the ‘Create contact’ function. Select the group the contact should be added to.

You can add contacts manually or import an Excel list with contacts. You can download a template Excel file via the button ‘Download Excel Template’.

Yes, when you have a premium account you can share a project. This can be done in multiple ways:

  1. Send a link to the project by email (Viewer). The recipient can only view the project and can’t change anything
  2. Share the project with another user to work on it together (Editor)
  3. Share the project with another user to work on it independently (Recipient)

Sharing a project can be done from the Dashboard, by clicking at the ‘share’ icon in your project overview or directly from within your project by clicking on the share icon in the top right of your screen.

When a project is shared, the Editor, Recipient or Viewer receives an automatic notification by email. 

Doesn’t the person you are sharing the project with have an account in LesLinq yet? If so, he/she can create a LesLinq account for free here.

Yes, you can! With LesLinq you can work super fast with (many) video files. You can also add layers over a (playing) video, including video over video. In addition, you can zoom and animate in a (playing) video. Would you like to know more? Ask for a free demo.

How to

LesLinq offers multiple ways to navigate between different pages. For example through the functions ‘Swipe Through’ and ‘Next/Previous’ (you can turn these on and off in the Project Settings). You also have an option in the Actions to navigate to the previous or next page.

You might, however, want to exclude a particular page from the default “navigation flow. This is possible. You can set this per page in the Page Settings. This can be done by checking the ‘Skip Navigation Flow’ checkbox. When the box is ticked, the page is removed from the navigation flow. It will now only be shown when you specifically link to this page (for example by setting the Actions box to navigate to this specific page in case of a certain action).

Adding a hyperlink to an element works as follows:

  • In the canvas, double-click the element you want to add the hyperlink to (the image, button, shape, video, etc). The propery panel will now open.
  • In Actions, click the VIEW button next to On Mouse Click.
  • Select ‘ADD KEYFRAME’.
    Select ‘ADD ACTION’. Optionally, under Time you can enter a time when you want the action to happen. When adding a hyperlink, Time will usually be set to 00:00:00.

  • Select ‘Navigate to URL’
  • If desired, you can give the action a name (optional).
  • Enter the URL you want to link to.
  • Klick on ‘Confirm’.
  • The hyperlink is now added and automatically opens in a new tab.
add a hyperlink in LesLinq

Having text scroll automatically when you open a page often gives a nice effect. This is also possible in LesLinq. See an example here.

Scrolling text in LesLinq

We made this example as follows:

  • Open a new project
  • Add a fullwidth image to your canvas
  • Add a text block. If you want all text to scroll out of the screen, place the text block at the top of the screen, just outside the canvas. In the properties panel, you will see a negative Y value at ‘Position and Size’.
  • Go to the properties of the textblock (select the text box and click in the bottom left corner at the properties icon). Use the following setting for Initial Animation (you can play with these values to get your desired result):
    • Animation: Slide in from bottom
    • Duration: 30 seconds
    • Delay: 1 second
    • Easing: none

See here the live result!

scrolling text LesLinq

When you’ve added a video or an audio file to a page and you want it to play automatically when the page is viewed, use the following setting.

  • Open the page settings of the page where your video or audio file is placed. You can do this by doubleclicking on the page at the right side of your screen. Click on the ‘VIEW’ button next to ‘Timeline’.
  • Click on ‘Add keyframe’
  • Select the time at which you want the video or audio file to start playing. By chosing 00:00:00 it starts directly when the page is active. If you want to have it started with a delay, fill in the delay time.
  • Click on ‘ADD ACTION’
  • Select ‘Play video’ or ‘Play audio’
  • Give your action a name (optional)
  • Select the file you want to autoplay
  • Save your action by clicking on ‘CONFIRM’

Please note: Several browsers (Chrome, Edge, Firefox, etc.) do not allow autoplay. In that case the user must provide a so-called ”manual interaction” before a video or audio will consistently play properly. In that case permission must be given to autoplay the media files. Once the permission has been given, the other videos and audio files are (mostly) played automatically.

That you can use YouTube videos in LesLinq you may already know. But did you also know that you can choose to share not the whole video, but only a fragment of a video? This works as follows:

  • Place the YouTube video in your canvas by copying and pasting the link;
  • In the editor of the video player, enter the start and end time of the desired segment;
  • Click on ‘Save’.

Through this link you can find more explanations in LesLinq and see an example of the final result.

In the LesLinq canvas, you will see an overview of your pages on the right. Click on the + sign at the top and a new page will be created.

Animations

When you add an image to the canvas, you can add various actions to it. You can choose from the following actions:

  • Navigate to URL
  • Navigate to Page
  • Change Property (move across x and y axis, scale, rotate, transparency or invisible)
  • Change Style (switch to another image, change fill or stroke colour)
  • Play Animation (blur, zoom and various options to move the image)
  • Play Audio
  • Stop Audio
  • Pause Audio
  • Play Video
  • Stop Video
  • Pause Video

In the Keyframes you can set at what time the action should occur.

When you want to set up an Action, you have to deal with Keyframes. Simply put, a Keyframe is a time when one or more actions can be performed. You can add a Keyframe (with Action) to an element (image, button, shape, video, etc) as well as to a page. You can set multiple Keyframes at different times. You can link one or more Actions to each Keyframe. For example, you can set an element to play a video at 1 second, stop the video at 20 seconds and navigate to a certain page at 21 seconds.

Actions you can link to a Keyframe are:

  • Navigate to URL
  • Navigate to Page
  • Change Property
  • Change Style
  • Play Animation
  • Play audio
  • Stop Audio
  • Pause Audio
  • Play Video
  • Stop Video
  • Pause Video

When you have set up multiple Keyframes with Actions, you can see them at a glance in the Action Settings. In short, a hugely useful feature, giving you many opportunities to create interactive content

For each element (image, button, shape, video, etc.) that you add to your canvas, you can control how it appears on screen. You set this via Initial Animation. The settings of Initial Animation can be found in the ‘Properties’ of the element. You open the Properties by double clicking on the element in the canvas, or by selecting the element and clicking on the cogwheel icon in the lower left corner. The property panel will now open.

Scroll down to the Inital Animation Settings and select:

  • None
  • Slide in Left
  • Slide Out Left
  • Slide in Right
  • Slide Out Right
  • Slide in Top
  • Slide Out Top
  • Slide in Bottom
  • Slide Out Bottom
  • Fade in
  • Fade Out
  • Zoom In
  • Zoom Out
  • Custom Fade
  • Custom Zoom

At ‘Duration’, set the duration of the animation
At ‘Delay’ you determine at what time the animation starts
At ‘Ease’ you determine the animation settings at the beginning or end of the animation. You can choose from:

  • None
  • Ease on Start
  • Ease on End
  • Ease on Start and End
  • Back on Start
  • Back on End
  • Back on Start and End

In this way you can set the Inital Animation of each element separately.

By adding actions you can make a video even more interactive and keep the attention of your audience. Possible actions you can add are:

  • Navigate to URL
  • Navigate to Page
  • Change Property
  • Change Style
  • Play Animation
  • Play Audio
  • Stop Audio
  • Pause Audio
  • Play video
  • Stop video

You can ad dan action by doubleclicking on the video in your canvas. Click on the ‘VIEW’ button next to Timeline. Select ‘ADD KEYFRAME’. Select the time at which you want the ation to happen. Click on ADD ACTION and select the desired action. Give your action a name (optional). It is possible to add multiple actions at the same time or to add multiple actions at different times.

Integrations

LesLinq has a separate feature for importing Photoshop (PSD) files. When you create a project or open an existing one, you can upload Powerpoint files from the Uploads section, at the left menu bar.

Click on UPLOADS, select UPLOAD media and select the PSD file from your computer. The Photoshop file now becomes visible in the uploads panel.

To add the PSD file to your project, click on the 3 dots in the PPT file and select ‘Use in this project’ Each Photoshop layer is imported as a separate element. This gives you as a user tremendous flexibility to further edit the separate layers in LesLinq. The maximum file size for importing a PSD file is 20 MB.

Yes, there are several ways to integrate LesLinq with an LMS. The way this is done depends on the LMS you are working with. It is possible to download projects as HTML5 for use in your own LMS, or to link LesLinq with an LMS via an API link. Please contact us if you have any questions about this.

LesLinq has a separate feature for importing PowerPoint (PPT) files. When you create a project or open an existing one, you can upload Powerpoint files from the Uploads section, at the left menu bar.
Click on UPLOADS, select UPLOAD media and select the PPT file from your computer. The Powerpoint file now becomes visible in the uploads panel.
To add the Powerpoint file to your project, click on the 3 dots in the PPT file and select ‘Use in this project’

LesLinq has a separate feature for importing PDF files. When you create a project or open an existing one, you can upload PDF files from the Uploads section, at the left menu bar.
Click on UPLOADS, select UPLOAD media and select the PDF file from your computer. The PDF file now becomes visible in the uploads panel.
To add the PDF file to your project, click on the 3 dots in the PDF file and select ‘Use in this project’

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