First I would like to thank all of you for your effort to help Lotus Symphony. We have had a lot of feedback from you, and these feedback helped us a lot on Symphony development from Beta 1 to Beta 4. Please keep these feedback coming.
One of the usability requests we got is to add thumbnail slider in Presentation Editor. This feature request can be traced back to last Sep. and was mentioned by some requests later. Before Symphony Beta 4, we were using page tabs to navigate among slides. Our study shows that it becomes harder to use page tabs to navigate when the number of slides grows to more than 15. One reason is that, the name of the slides takes much space in the slide bar, and it is easy for most users to remember thumbnail instead of names.
So in Symphony 1.0 you will see a new thumbnail slider to help you manage your slides easily. The thumbnail slides is located on the left by default. The thumbnail slider provides easy navigation of slides. In the slider, you can change the sequence of slides by drag and drop, or access page context menu by right click on selected single or multiple thumbnails -- for example, you can select multiple pages in the slider and apply different page layout or page design. You can also copy and paste slides between the sliders of different presentations. I personally like it very much, and I am eager to get your feedback on this new feature It is available in Symphony 1.0.
For users who are used to page tabs, you also have your choice. Thumbnail slider and page tabs are actually two view modes for the same thing, so we also provide one icon besides the sliders to switch between these two modes.