4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 4, 2012 6:37 PM by Craigg1964

    Help with page X of Y in a Branched project

    Craigg1964 Level 1

      HI

      I am planning a project that is going to contain the course content on one branch and 2 other branches for Help and Glossary. I would like to have a page counter ( page x of y) on each branch that only reports the page counts for the respective branch.

      The intent is the Help and Glossary are available during the course content and when accessed the student can return to the last viewed course slide once finished with the Help or Glossary.

       

      Is Branching the best approach for this sort of interaction?

       

      I have have also seen this post http://forums.adobe.com/message/4061499 and wonder if this is the best method for getting the page counter to work or is there another way.

       

      Cheers

       

      Craig

        • 1. Re: Help with page X of Y in a Branched project
          RodWard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          There's nothing wrong with using branching, except (as you have found) it will mean that your slide count will look a bit odd.

           

          The link you included above explains a way to organise the slide numbering via variables and that would be the way I would suggest you did it as well.

          • 2. Re: Help with page X of Y in a Branched project
            Craigg1964 Level 1

            Thanks Ron

             

            I have set it up and got it working. I did need to setup the On Entry action for each slide to callup the Advanced Action. Is this correct? Doesn't this limit the use of future advanced actions in my course?

            Is there a way to get the Advanced Action to run in the background of all the slides?

            Cheers

            Craig

            • 3. Re: Help with page X of Y in a Branched project
              RodWard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              You can still use the same event to trigger more than one Advanced Action. 

              You just need to add the other Advanced Actions on separate lines in the AA dialog.

               

              In most courses there aren't usually a lot of Advanced Actions triggered via OnSlideEnter for every slide.  So I would recommend you have a default SlideEntryFunctions Conditional Advanced Action and use this repeatedly on each slide.  Just add items to this as separately named actions.  This gives you the freedom to change one without bothering the others, and it also means you can test for more than one condition.  If you want the Conditional Action to function more or less like a standard action, just use If 1=1 as your Condition.  It will always be true and the action will get executed regardless.

              • 4. Re: Help with page X of Y in a Branched project
                Craigg1964 Level 1

                Thanks for the reply Ron