Flexibility to move to next slide


The default for the interactions seems to be that at full-screen users can only advance to the next slide when they have clicked on all the content areas (i.e. the next button appears). Is it possible to have the 'next slide' button appear at the beginning so that they can navigate freely?  I do not see this in the preferences. Am I missing it? Wouldn't be the first time

Thanks, Colin

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Brian Batt

Hi Colin,

If you're using the Free navigation as selected in your Player Template in Presenter, you can allow your end-users to exit the Engage slide at any time.  This is done by scrolling to the slide that contains the Engage interaction, clicking on the Properties button & selecting the following:

Show ’Next Slide’ button:  Show Always

Allow user to leave interaction:  Anytime

Glori Edewaard

I have a Presenter file that contains 5 Engage interactions. All of them have the Next Slide button set to let the user leave "anytime" and show next slide button "always".  When I preview the entire presentation, everything looks as it should.  However, once I publish it, some of my interactions are missing the "Next Slide" button.  

Any ideas or suggestions on how to fix this? 

Brian Batt

Hi Glori,

I apologize for the issues that you're having.  Can you try deleting each slide that contains the Engage interaction that won't display the Next Slide button, publish your presentation to the web, and then close PowerPoint?  This will regenerate the PPTA file.  Then, reopen your presentation & then reinsert each of the Engage interactions.

If you continue to have issues, please submit a support case so that we can take a closer look at the issue: