How do you make a double clickable link?


D

dorayme

I can put a button on a slide next to a text box. And I can make
that button a link. But to operate it I have to right click and
choose open hyperlink from a dropdown menu. Gosh, tht is too
clunky!

All I want is a little button and a bit of text next to it that
indicates toi the slideshow user that if he clicks on the button
(and/or the text would be good) a Word doc page will open.
Interrupting the slide show, MS Office Word being activated. How
do I do this please?

Nothing complicated. The slideshow user sees a button on a slide
(the main feature of the slide being a big picture) that offers
him an opportunity to double click to see a word doc. The docs
are in the same folder as the PPP and the mp3s so no worries
about this. What is the algortithm to make it a double clickable
link please, I cannot work it out, but can do the clunky version
(not left clickable)
 
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D

dorayme

dorayme said:
I can put a button on a slide next to a text box. And I can make
that button a link. But to operate it I have to right click and
choose open hyperlink from a dropdown menu. Gosh, that is too
clunky!

All I want is

to know how to make a link operate as a normal link, the hand
cursor coming up when you hover over it. Best i can do is make a
link and the text cursor comes up when hovering over the link and
the text box with its handles comes up and if you right click on
the text itself, you can choose 'open hyperlink'.

Is there some editing view I can get out of to see what it would
normally look like to someone else? I am working on "Normal View"
and I save the PPP and it can be used by others on other
computers but the user still gets the same view and text box and
text cursor I do?

Should I save the show in a different way to just save and
getting name.pptx to achieve this?
 
S

Steve Rindsberg

Dorayme said:
to know how to make a link operate as a normal link, the hand
cursor coming up when you hover over it. Best i can do is make a
link and the text cursor comes up when hovering over the link and
the text box with its handles comes up and if you right click on
the text itself, you can choose 'open hyperlink'.

Is there some editing view I can get out of to see what it would
normally look like to someone else? I am working on "Normal View"
and I save the PPP and it can be used by others on other
computers but the user still gets the same view and text box and
text cursor I do?

Links should work pretty much the way you want them to if you put the
presentation in Slide Show view. Press F5 to do that.

If you save the presentation as a PowerPoint Show (PPSX or PPS) then
when other users doubleclick it, it'll open directly in slide show
view.

Some people believe that this protects your presentation from being
edited. Some people believe the earth is flat. No accounting for the
things some people believe.

You can open a PPT that's been saved as a Show by starting PowerPoint
and using File, Open.
 
D

dorayme

Steve Rindsberg said:
Links should work pretty much the way you want them to if you put the
presentation in Slide Show view. Press F5 to do that.

If you save the presentation as a PowerPoint Show (PPSX or PPS) then
when other users doubleclick it, it'll open directly in slide show
view.

Some people believe that this protects your presentation from being
edited. Some people believe the earth is flat. No accounting for the
things some people believe.

You can open a PPT that's been saved as a Show by starting PowerPoint
and using File, Open.

I realised overnight that maybe the link as a normal (hand
cursor, double click) would work if I tried the show in slideshow
(full screen, no thumbs on the side etc). And yes! Luckily my
slides go for a reasonable few secs giving time for a user to
click a link but I am not sure what happens if it is manually
controlled by the user. Are you saying it can be in your above?
I have set it to proceed at a certain pace per slide.

Presumably somehow someone can open it and manually click through
it but out of the editing interface? I guess so. I hate all this
stuff, hope I never have to do it again! Who can keep awake in
any slideshow anyway? Still, as an automatic show, it looks OK
now. I owe you a reply about PP finding files, paths, relative
paths in another thread. <g>
 
S

Steve Rindsberg

I realised overnight that maybe the link as a normal (hand
cursor, double click) would work if I tried the show in slideshow
(full screen, no thumbs on the side etc). And yes! Luckily my
slides go for a reasonable few secs giving time for a user to
click a link but I am not sure what happens if it is manually
controlled by the user. Are you saying it can be in your above?
I have set it to proceed at a certain pace per slide.

Yes ... set the presentation to Kiosk Mode in the Slide Show Setup dialog
box. Then you'll need to to provide navigation for them ... you can add
the premade action button shapes to get previous/next links or assign
previous/next actions to any shape you like. If you put the action buttons
on the slide master, you won't need to put them on every individual slide.
Presumably somehow someone can open it and manually click through
it but out of the editing interface? I guess so.
Exactly.

Who can keep awake in
any slideshow anyway?

Depends on the show and circumstances and audience, I suppose.
 
G

Guest

Look for 'triggers' or 'action button' in the Help files, although it
operates on a single click, not a double click.

For action button:

Insert an action button
Show AllHide All
Do one of the following:

Insert an action button on a single slide

1.Select the slide you want to place a button on.

2.On the Slide Show menu, point to Action Buttons, and then select the
button you want — for example, Home, Back or Previous, Forward or Next,
Beginning, End, or Return.

3.Click the slide.

4.In the Action Settings dialog box, set the actions that you want on the
Mouse Click and Mouse Over tabs, and then click OK.
For example, to open another document or play a movie when the button is
clicked during the slide show, on the Mouse Click tab, click Hyperlink to,
and then in the drop-down list, select Other File. In the Hyperlink to
Other File dialog box, navigate to the file you want to open, and then
click OK twice.

Note If you're going to run this presentation on another computer, use
the Package for CD command on the File menu to bundle all linked files
together with the presentation. For more information, see the Help topic
Package a presentation for CD

Also, look at: http://www.awesomebackgrounds.com/powerpointmenu.htm

and: http://www.pptalchemy.co.uk/PowerPoint Pop Up Text.html




Brian.
 
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dorayme

(e-mail address removed)
wrote:
If you're going to run this presentation on another computer, use
the Package for CD command on the File menu to bundle all linked files
together with the presentation. For more information, see the Help topic
Package a presentation for CD

Also, look at: http://www.awesomebackgrounds.com/powerpointmenu.htm

and: http://www.pptalchemy.co.uk/PowerPoint Pop Up Text.html

I had been noticing that whenever the PPP (in spite of the folder
with all resources like linked docs and mp3s being at the root
level) being moved from one machine to another, either by server
download or usb stick, files could not be found! Sounds crazy to
me. You would think that having all in one folder would be all
you needed to do.
 
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Steve Rindsberg

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wrote:


I had been noticing that whenever the PPP (in spite of the folder
with all resources like linked docs and mp3s being at the root
level) being moved from one machine to another, either by server
download or usb stick, files could not be found! Sounds crazy to
me. You would think that having all in one folder would be all
you needed to do.

You would. And in the case of every other program I've used that makes
links, you'd be right.

But this is The Land of PowerPoint. Everylink you know is wrong. ;-)

There are two main tricks to getting your links to work when moved to another
PC:

1) Put the files to be linked into the same folder as the PPT. THEN add them
to the presentation. Putting them in the same folder as the presentation
later won't work. Make sure the linked files and presentation all land in
the same folder wherever they go.

2) Don't open the file using the MRU (most recently used) list. If you do,
PPT generally won't be able to find linked files.

And a couple free BonusTricks that apply to some types of links but not
others, but are good habits to follow anyhow:

Keep your paths short. Paths over 124 characters or so may cause some media
files to fail.

Avoid spaces in file names and directory names (replace_them_with_underscores
or UseCamelCaseToPreseveReadability). They don't cause problems. Except
when they do. Why risk it?

Likewise punctuation. Dashes, underscores are safe. Exclamation points, @t
marks, #, and others are legal filename characters but they have special
meanings in some kinds of files. Best avoided.
 

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