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    Resetting Animations (2003 SP1)

    To all:

    I've created a very nifty stand-alone PPT file with my portfolio, with a Menu screen, and animations for each of 11 buttons. When you click on the button, you go to a hidden slide that displays an additional animation, then rolls to the next slide four seconds later.

    My problem is this: on a second click of an individual menu item, instead of rerunning the animation, it shows the slide at the tail end of the animation. Because I'm running this show in kiosk mode, there's no way for the user to go to the next slide (unless I want to put a "next" button on there, but then (a) it looks tacky and ([img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] it forces the user to click twice to go somewhere.

    Is there a way to tell PPT that, when you are sent to a slide, to always launch the entire set of animations again from the beginning?

    Thanks,

    Joe

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    Re: Resetting Animations (2003 SP1)

    Can you post a stripped down zip of the presentation? I'm having trouble seeing the scenario.
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    Re: Resetting Animations (2003 SP1)

    Catharine:

    Here's a very stripped down version.

    Click on the "Satellite Radio" link.

    At any point, click on the Menu button to go back to the menu. Note that you don't see the cool animation when you return to the menu button. Now click on "Satellite Radio" again. You'll get a black screen (as that's what the screen shows after all the animation).

    Any thoughts?

    Joe

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    Re: Resetting Animations (2003 SP1)

    First let me congratulate you on a very elegant presentation. <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>
    I think the culprit is the slide transition switch (on click) ... I'm just going to play with this and see
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    Re: Resetting Animations (2003 SP1)

    Wheew! Not so simple after all <!mskb=222702>Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 222702<!/mskb> details a macro to reset animation. Its' the best solution I can find.
    I'm attaching a zip of your file with the macros in use.

    Otherwise, one could play with triggers however the drawback is that the hyperlink takes precedence over the triggered animation.
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    Re: Resetting Animations (2003 SP1)

    Catharine:

    Good news: yep, it works.
    Bad news: my concern is that someone else may have their macro security level set to high, making it impossible to go through the presentation. Also, I was planning on burning the PPT on a CD that would include PPT 2003 viewer, which I've read does not support VB macros.

    So I'm going to simply have the PPT on a CD, and hope that the end user will have the ability to adjust the PPT. I'm also going to "sign" the macro, and see if that'll help.

    ::sigh:: Heavens, I wish this was easier.

    Thanks for your help! It is much appreciated.

    Joe Hass

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