Powerpoint hyperlink color change

Jon DeMartino

165 posts

Posted Monday, July 25, 2011 at 2:13 PM  

I was asked to convert a Powerpoint presentation in the form of a Jeopardy game, to flash to be posted to a website. I had no problem publishing it to flash but there's a big problem.

When the presentation runs as a PPT slideshow, each of the category names changes color once they are selected. So if someone clicks on, say, architecture for $100, after they answer and the main board shows up again, the "$100" under that category has turned red instead of white or blue or whatever the fon is for all the unselected questions. This is how PPT shows a hyperlink has been selected. BUT in the flash version, the "$100" stays the same color it was so all the blocks on the screen look as if they can be selected, when some of them have already been closed out because they were used.

Is there a way I can gte Articulate to make these change when they are selected?  This is a huge issue for this particular presentation.

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User Rank Brian Batt

5,068 posts

Posted Monday, July 25, 2011 at 3:07 PM  

Hi Jon,


Articulate Presenter does not currently support visited hyperlink colors.  If you'd like to see that feature implemented into a future release, please submit a feature request to us by using the link below:



Jon DeMartino

165 posts

Posted Monday, July 25, 2011 at 3:15 PM  

Thanks, Brian. I just entered a feature request as you suggested. Meanwhile, does anyone have a "work-around" for this problem? I am not fluent in coding so any old regular, seat of the pants kind of advice would be helpful.

blair parkin

290 posts

Posted Monday, July 25, 2011 at 4:57 PM  

Hi Jon


One work around would be to use duplicates of the main board but with different coloured hyperlinks to represent those that have been viewed. Then branch the learner back to the duplicate menu instead of the first menu. The only problem with this method would be to workout and create all of the possible combinations required to display the visited links. Depending on how many options you have the combinations could be quite huge.

User Rank Brian Batt

5,068 posts

Posted Monday, July 25, 2011 at 7:06 PM  

Hi Jon,


As Blair stated, it's just about impossible to consider every possible situation.  Unfortunately, this question has been asked many times and there hasn't been a viable workaround.  I'd just submitting it as a feature request if you haven't already.

Jon DeMartino

165 posts

Posted Monday, July 25, 2011 at 8:09 PM  

Yeah, I thought of the workaround making duplicate slides but with 25 menu choices I'd probably have to make about 1,000 slides to cover all the possibilities of previous choices.

I do see a lot of PowerPoint plug-in type software options online. They are fairly inexpensive and I'd try one if I thoght it was 1.) virus -free and 2.) it would allow the hyperlink numbers to change color as they do in the PPT slide show mode. Have any of you tried any of these?

I really need to find a way to get this presentation online with the hyperlinks changing color once they are selected.

I did enter the optional hyperlink-color change as a feature suggestion.


Posted Wednesday, August 08, 2012 at 8:19 AM  

Has the feature of hyperlinks changing color once they're clicked been added yet?  Thanks!

Jeanette Brooks

3,630 posts

Posted Wednesday, August 08, 2012 at 2:49 PM  

Hi Maureen! Hyperlinks still function the same way, so currently it's still not possible to change the color of a visited hyperlink in PowerPoint/Presenter. 

Troy Avidano

14 posts

Posted Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 10:05 PM  

I was hopping this would have been fixed with 2013 but I still can not get it to work.