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    Picture Popup (PowerPoint 2003)

    I have a slide on which I would like to have hot spots so then when I put my mouse over it, a small picture file will pop-up. Is this possible?

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    Re: Picture Popup (PowerPoint 2003)

    The approach that comes to mind is to use animation, but PPT doesn't have mouse-over as an event. In general the OnClick event is used to trigger that sort of thing, but it isn't position sensitive either. Maybe someone else will have a better idea.
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    Re: Picture Popup (PowerPoint 2003)

    You'll have to be willing to use a mouse-click rather than a mouse-over. Just create a duplicate slide (Insert | Duplicate Slide) and add the "pop-up" to the new slide. Then, link the original slide text to the duplicate.. HTH --Sam
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    Re: Picture Popup (PowerPoint 2003)

    (Edited by HansV to make URLs clickable - see <!help=19>Help 19<!/help>)

    Darryl,

    Since you are using powerpoint 2003, you may be able to achieve what you want by the use of "triggers"

    see
    http://personal-computer-tutor.com/abc4/v32/kath32a.htm

    and
    http://www.indezine.com/products/powerpoin.../trigger01.html

    and the "triggers" part of this page
    http://www.powerpointmagician.com/ar...dynamicppt.htm

    Cheers
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    Re: Picture Popup (PowerPoint 2003)

    <img src=/S/sigh.gif border=0 alt=sigh width=15 height=15> (Edited by HansV to make URL clickable - see <!help=19>Help 19<!/help>)

    Hi Darryl,

    I just saw Taj Simmon's response about using triggers. I'm not sure what they do since I've never worked with them. If they do what you need, then ignore my answer below.

    Going from what SammyB and others have said:
    1. There is a mouse-event for action buttons (as well as a mouse-click). Access the action buttons from the Auto Shapes menu. You can create an action button that goes to the next slide, previous slide, home (ie, first) slide, etc. So using an action button, with either a click or a mouse over, might be what you want.

    2. Of course, you don't wan't to have the button showing (or do you?). So you can format the button to be invisible.

    3. The action button can link to the duplicate slide with the picture (let's call this the "duplicate), as SammyB suggested. To get back to the slide without the picture (call it "original"), you can have another button that jumps back to it on the duplicate.

    4. In addition or really in place of #3, you can define the duplicate as a custom show. Then the action button on the original can be to that show instead of a link (not really sure there an advantage of 1 over the other). The benefit of this is that you can define the show so that it goes back to the original slide (I had it working a moment ago but screwed something up so it's not working now).

    Edited: if you right click on the action button and choose either Action Settings or Edit Hyperlink, you'll be in an Action Settings dialog. If you then use the "Hyperlink to" radio button, you can choose what to link to. If you choose Custom Show, you can choose the custom show you want. In that dialog is a checkbox that allows you to "show and return" (ie, show the custom show and return to the place that called on the custom show).

    5. If you have several slides, then the trick might be skipping over the duplicate as you move thru the slides. A couple of thoughts:
    -- have a button on the original that skips over the duplicate (you can have a button that links to a particular slide)
    -- define a show for all the slides but the duplicate; the duplicate is it's own show. From the original, have the action button that links to the show with just the duplicate; when that show ends, it jumps back to the "other" show. That show keeps playing until the end. I think that will skip over the show with the duplicate, no matter where it is. You may have to play with the positioning of slides.

    Anyway, a few thoughts if Taj's suggestion doesn't pan out.

    I was just using MS's ppt help and saw an item on triggers: here's the link
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistan...0873001033.aspx

    Fred

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    Re: Picture Popup (PowerPoint 2003)

    Triggers are definitely the way to go! I had never used them before, but with Fred's reference I created the attached presentation that should be what you want. You still have to click, but on mouse-over the pointer changes to a finger. You can even display the "pop-up" more than once.
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    Re: Picture Popup (PowerPoint 2003)

    This works great with pictures. How can you make it work with text? I need to have some pop up text boxes that the person giving the presentation can click on if they want to, to provide more information. I can make the text box disappear but I can't make it appear from a hidden state. Do I have to put a text box inside a text box? or can I put word art inside a text box?

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    Re: Picture Popup (PowerPoint 2003)

    I figured it out. I did not understand that I had to set up my text boxes first, set up the animations I wanted the text boxes to do, )in this case on entrance I needed it to appear and on exit I need it to disappear) and then I had to assign the trigger to a different element on the page. I figured out how PPT was identifying each piece of clip art and then assigned that item as the trigger to the appropriate text boxes. This is a two step process as you have to set the timing for both the entrance and exit effects.

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    Re: Picture Popup (PowerPoint 2003)

    Glad that you figured it out. Could you modify my attachment to add some pop-up text on the same slide that has the pop-up pictures and then add another slide for the additional instructions? Thanks!
    <font face="Comic Sans MS">Sam Barrett, CACI </font face=comic>
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