6 Replies Latest reply on Nov 19, 2009 10:47 AM by mkosullivan

    Presenter 7 and PowerPoint Animation Triggers

    GregVose
      Does Presenter 7 handle PowerPoint animation triggers? I just found out that Breeze Presenter 5.1 does not know what to do with them. I built an interaction in PowerPoint that worked just fine (using triggers) and when I ran it through Presenter 5.1 it didn't recognize the triggers so I couldn't click on anything.

      And before you tell me to download Presenter 7, my time for it has already expired. This problem came up after I reviewed it.

      Thanks,

      Greg
        • 1. Re: Presenter 7 and PowerPoint Animation Triggers
          flyingj481 Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
          Presenter 7 will recognize animations that are set to on-click for synchronization with the audio. As to creating animation triggers for some interaction within the PPT, that would need to be done with Flash and imported as a SWF.
          • 2. Re: Presenter 7 and PowerPoint Animation Triggers
            GregVose Level 1
            Thanks, Jorma. More proof that Presenter is utterly useless for developing interactive e-Learning. Time to check Articulate, Raptivity and Proform I suppose.
            • 3. Presenter 7 and PowerPoint Animation Triggers
              flyingj481 Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
              Presenter is what it is. An Adobe product playing by Microsoft's rules. So long as you understand what it does and doesn't do, you will be fine. If you want animation triggers, use Captivate. It does everything PPT does and more.
              • 4. Re: Presenter 7 and PowerPoint Animation Triggers
                EllenM1 Level 1
                Hi Greg,

                Well, that is true, it doesn't, strictly speaking, handle trigger animations. However you can often fake them using a little bit of creativity and some extra hidden slides. Powerpoint is a tool people already know how to use, and it would be nice if Presenter could use everything Powerpoint can do.

                I did a tutorial on a workaround for the lack of trigger animations in Apple Keynote. Perhaps this same technique may be useful to you in some cases when using Powerpoint that is intended for Presenter or for any of the many other conversion tools that cannot convert the trigger animations.

                Tutorial link

                Ellen
                • 5. Re: Presenter 7 and PowerPoint Animation Triggers
                  mkosullivan

                  Ellem1 I clicked on your tutorial link - which by the way, THANK YOU!!! I didn't see anything that actually said how to accomplish that in PPT, do you have any source for that information?

                  • 6. Re: Presenter 7 and PowerPoint Animation Triggers
                    mkosullivan Level 1

                    Per original question/answer regarding animation triggers. I was trying to create pop-ups in a PPT file published using Adobe Publisher 7.0.5. No go.

                     

                    So it was suggested that I try hypertext links. The only way this works for me is to link to a page within the document, even though other "link to" options exist (Existing File or Web Page, Place in this Document, Create New Document and Email Addresses). I have tried to create existing files, web pages, pdfs (both plain old and published) in the same directory, in another directory. Still the only option that works is to a link within the same PPT file. That is fine for a single hyperlink and another link from that page going back to the origination page. But I wanted to create a link to the glossary that returns to WHERE EVER you came from. The "previous page" return link only takes you back to the page before the glossary, not like the "back" button on the web that takes you back to wherever your previous page was. Any suggestions? The only alternative I can think of is individual hard coded hyperlinks back to EACH page in the lesson, this would be pretty ugly visually though.