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Xcoustic March 23rd, 2005 02:39 PM

Powerpoint completly linear? or if I jump slides can I always ret.
 
I want to jump from descriptive text of a system, to specific pictures of
individual parts from the Hot text of the part names. I assume you would do
this by hyperlinking to another slide. Is there a way to force the
presentation to return to the launching slide or must there be a Nav button
hard coded to return to the specific place. There might be different slides
that come to that location so would there need to be specific buttons to
each or can it dynamically link back to the originating location.

Steve Rindsberg March 23rd, 2005 03:40 PM

In article , Xcoustic
wrote:
I want to jump from descriptive text of a system, to specific pictures of
individual parts from the Hot text of the part names. I assume you would do
this by hyperlinking to another slide. Is there a way to force the
presentation to return to the launching slide or must there be a Nav button
hard coded to return to the specific place. There might be different slides
that come to that location so would there need to be specific buttons to
each or can it dynamically link back to the originating location.


Set the nav button's action to Hyperlink to: Last Slide Viewed

It'll then take you back to whatever slide you just came from.

I wouldn't plan on using it to do anything more complex than this, though; it
doesn't work like a browser's back button, for example.

If you visit A then B then C then D in a browser, the Back button takes you
from D to C to B to A.

In PowerPoint, Last Slide Viewed means literally that:

If you got to D by the same route, LSV takes you to C
Then since you just looked at D before going back to C, LSV goes to D
Then C
Then D

IOW, it ain't good for much, but it's good for what you need it to do.
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Steve Rindsberg, PPT MVP
PPT FAQ: www.pptfaq.com
PPTools: www.pptools.com
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Bill Foley March 23rd, 2005 03:40 PM

If you "jump" to a specific slide, you either need to insert an Action
Button (Last Slide Viewed) to return or you can always type the slide number
and press ENTER to return. You can also insert action buttons (or use any
object for that matter), that you can set an "Action Setting" to hyperlink
from any slide to any other slide.

The following link provides additional linking resources:

http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00193.htm

--
Bill Foley, Microsoft MVP (PowerPoint)
Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor - XP
www.pttinc.com
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"Xcoustic" wrote in message
...
I want to jump from descriptive text of a system, to specific pictures of
individual parts from the Hot text of the part names. I assume you would

do
this by hyperlinking to another slide. Is there a way to force the
presentation to return to the launching slide or must there be a Nav

button
hard coded to return to the specific place. There might be different

slides
that come to that location so would there need to be specific buttons to
each or can it dynamically link back to the originating location.




Kathy J March 23rd, 2005 03:41 PM

Try using Custom Shows for this. Go to Slide Show -- Custom Show and set up
a custom show containing the slide or slides to run when you jump. Set up
one show for each of the subsets of information. Then, set the hyperlinks to
those shows instead of the individual slides. When you link to a custom
show, you will be able to set the link to "Show and Return". This option
should do just what you want....

Let us know if you need help setting up the shows.

--
Kathryn Jacobs, Microsoft MVP PowerPoint and OneNote
Author of Kathy Jacobs on PowerPoint - Available now from Holy Macro! Books
Get PowerPoint answers at http://www.powerpointanswers.com
I believe life is meant to be lived. But:
if we live without making a difference, it makes no difference that we lived

"Xcoustic" wrote in message
...
I want to jump from descriptive text of a system, to specific pictures of
individual parts from the Hot text of the part names. I assume you would
do
this by hyperlinking to another slide. Is there a way to force the
presentation to return to the launching slide or must there be a Nav
button
hard coded to return to the specific place. There might be different
slides
that come to that location so would there need to be specific buttons to
each or can it dynamically link back to the originating location.




Chirag March 23rd, 2005 05:59 PM

Dual monitors allows you to have more options. For instance, PowerShow allows
you to use the Slide Sorter view (select "View" | "Slide Sorter" menu item)
for navigating through the slide show. When you click on a slide in a slide
sorter view, it can change the slide on the slide show to that slide. Look at
the following link:

Use slide sorter view to change the slide on slide show
http://officeone.mvps.org/powershow/...slideshow.html

This makes it possible to navigate non-linearly through the slide show.

- Chirag

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http://officeone.mvps.org/anims/anims.html

"Xcoustic" wrote in message
...
I want to jump from descriptive text of a system, to specific pictures of
individual parts from the Hot text of the part names. I assume you would do
this by hyperlinking to another slide. Is there a way to force the
presentation to return to the launching slide or must there be a Nav button
hard coded to return to the specific place. There might be different slides
that come to that location so would there need to be specific buttons to
each or can it dynamically link back to the originating location.


PPTMagician March 23rd, 2005 09:01 PM

I agree with Kathy, custom shows is the perfect solution for this situation.
See:
Dynamic PowerPoint located at:
http://www.powerpointmagician.com/articles.htm for a tutorial on
interactivity in PowerPoint.

Glenna


"Kathy J" wrote:

Try using Custom Shows for this. Go to Slide Show -- Custom Show and set up
a custom show containing the slide or slides to run when you jump. Set up
one show for each of the subsets of information. Then, set the hyperlinks to
those shows instead of the individual slides. When you link to a custom
show, you will be able to set the link to "Show and Return". This option
should do just what you want....

Let us know if you need help setting up the shows.

--
Kathryn Jacobs, Microsoft MVP PowerPoint and OneNote
Author of Kathy Jacobs on PowerPoint - Available now from Holy Macro! Books
Get PowerPoint answers at http://www.powerpointanswers.com
I believe life is meant to be lived. But:
if we live without making a difference, it makes no difference that we lived

"Xcoustic" wrote in message
...
I want to jump from descriptive text of a system, to specific pictures of
individual parts from the Hot text of the part names. I assume you would
do
this by hyperlinking to another slide. Is there a way to force the
presentation to return to the launching slide or must there be a Nav
button
hard coded to return to the specific place. There might be different
slides
that come to that location so would there need to be specific buttons to
each or can it dynamically link back to the originating location.





Jamie Garroch September 23rd, 2010 11:57 AM

By requiring to get back to where you came from implies that you need a non-linear presentation.

If you want to create a non-linear presentation with a tree or hierarchical structure, it can be very time consuming to do this manually, especially when you start having more than 10 slides since the number of links you need to manage is an exponential function of the number of slides.

One alternative is to use an add-in such as ActivePresentation Designer (available at http://www.activepresentation.com) to create the tree structure and links across the slides in your presentation. This adds a multi-levelled interactive non-linear menu bar (like a Web site) to the top or bottom of your slides and you can click on the items in the menu bar to jump to various slides in your presentation.


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Originally Posted by Xcoustic (Post 627764)
I want to jump from descriptive text of a system, to specific pictures of
individual parts from the Hot text of the part names. I assume you would do
this by hyperlinking to another slide. Is there a way to force the
presentation to return to the launching slide or must there be a Nav button
hard coded to return to the specific place. There might be different slides
that come to that location so would there need to be specific buttons to
each or can it dynamically link back to the originating location.



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