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    Visio animation? (PPT 2000)

    Does anyone have an idea of how (i.e., best practice) to display a Visio (2k) diagram in a presentation that is generally too large to fit on a single slide? I have attempted to simplify the original flow chart, but I think that it will still be hard to see on a single slide, and I would prefer not to add continuation markers to the Visio chart and then continue the flow chart on a second and/or third slide. Is there any way to highlight and zoom in on a flowchart shape, one at a time, to step through the flow being presented?

    I have attached a sample of my visio and ppt in a zip file.

    Thank you in advance!

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    Re: Visio animation? (PPT 2000)

    I think you'd go crazy trying to set a zoom - but how about something like what I've done in the attached sample.
    Add slides with the sections of your visio graphic - zoomed up so that it is nice and readable.
    Then overlay hyperlinked rectangles (I've left a border around mine - for better visibilty), that link to the appropriate slide.
    I've also added a "back to main" hyperlink on the slide.
    This should give the appearance of zooming.
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    Re: Visio animation? (PPT 2000)

    Catherine,

    That works for me! <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23> Would you mind letting me know how you set the area boundary for the shape (project initiation) that you made into a hotspot? And, is there a way to hide the border that shows in the Visio that shows the entire flowchart? I would like to create these areas around all of the flowchart shapes in my slide.

    Thank you!

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    Re: Visio animation? (PPT 2000)

    how you set the area boundary
    <font color=blue>First step:</font color=blue> create the destination slide, I copied the visio graphic to a new, blank slide. Then used the crop tool on the picture toolbar to crop out the portion I wanted. Then deselect the picture and reselect it to resize it up.
    <font color=blue>Second step:</font color=blue> Return to the original slide. Draw a rectangle over the area you want to "hotspot" - but you could use any shape, circles, ovals, whatever. Then, right-click on the shape and choose to Hyperlink it. The hyperlink dialog box will offer a choice of destinations; choose the Place in this document category and select the destination you created earlier. After hyperlinking the shape, I then formatted to remove the "fill". Once the border is removed it is essentially an invisible rectangle sitting on top of the graphic.

    is there a way to hide the border that shows in the Visio that shows the entire flowchart
    I think that border comes from Visio, so there is no way to remove it. However, what about a variation on the technique above? I notice your slides have a plain white background, why not draw an invisible rectangle with a thick white border and layer it on top of the graphic, so that the border is covered up?
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    Re: Visio animation? (PPT 2000)

    Catherine,

    Great! I got it all working. I was also able to remove the border on the rectangles (I may not have been clear on this in my last posting) by specifying "No Line" for the Line | Color. I guess I will keep my original request on a "wish list" for future PowerPoint features.

    Thank you for your help. <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15>

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