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Updated on January 21, 2021

Use GIFs to provide examples for complicated steps, to illustrate tutorials, or to present features in What's New articles.

Do not add more than two GIFs in a single topic or article, because they might be distracting.
Note: Do not rely only on GIFs or other visual media to document a procedure.

When you prepare GIFs, use the following settings:

  • Length: maximum 30 seconds
  • Frame rate: 30 frames per second
  • Dithering: no
  • Looping: yes
  • Fade to black: yes
Note: In PDF files, GIFs are published as a static image showing only the first frame of the original animation.
For example:
Sample GIF showing a set of actions
For example:
Sample GIF showing a set of steps

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