Suggestions on what to use!

Mar 12, 2015

I'm curious if anyone has used Engage to review an Excel workbook? I have a workbook with 4 different worksheets. Due to the number of columns and the size constraints of the engage player, I haven't been able to successfully import a worksheet that is large enough to actually view the various columns. I was thinking of using a Tab interaction having each tab be the individual worksheets but it's not going well. Any ideas you can share would be fabulous! I'm open to trying anything!

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Dave Neuweiler

Hello Carla ... if you have a spreadsheet (or image) that's too large to show on-screen without reducing the size to where the information can't be read, I'd suggest creating an HTML Scroll Box. These are frequently used on web pages. Once created, it can be inserted into Presenter as a Web Object.

I did this once, several years ago. It was difficult for me since I'm a dummy when it comes to coding HTML ... but as I recall I did get assistance from Brian Bratt and got it to work.

If you Google "HTML Scroll Box" you'll find several tutorials and samples.


Carla Kelley-Gonzales

I use Presenter for most of our course creation but I don't understand the mechanics of getting the slides to react to the person clicking the tab. Either this is more advanced than I have used before or I'm making it too difficult. Since the slide advance is "On Mouse Click" , is it an illusion that actually clicking on the tab is advancing to the next item? The learner could click anywhere and they would go to the next item?

Carla Kelley-Gonzales


I have my PPT slides set with the new template. Where I am confused is, in the example, the player doesn't show the next or previous buttons. It appears the learner is actually clicking on the tabs to get the slides to advance. I went through slide properties and didn't see a way to change or hide the next or previous? I also checked my player properties. I noticed when I went to preview, Articulate said I needed to upgrade the presentation to 13 so I did that. Could it be functionality has changed since the template and example were created?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


Carla Kelley-Gonzales


Believe it or not, I'm still working on this project. I've been going and forth with the SME for months. I finally got the audio files to edit and attach to each page, Since there's no animation to sync, I just previewed the project. Some of the hyperlinks aren't working. It's been so long since I set this up, I've forgotten what I did in the first place. I tried searching for hyperlinking next and previous and didn't find anything helpful.  Is there a video I can watch or documentation on setting this up? I am drawing a complete blank!

Carla Kelley-Gonzales

YES! Sorry, I should have been more specific. I have 6 tabs, When I preview, tab 1, 3 and 4 work as expected but the others don't. I right clicked on the text box on the tab, went to hyperlink, edit hyperlink and selected the correct page it should link to (finally figure that out) and everything looks ok; but it's not working for tab 2, 5 and 6! That is problem #1.

Then, my next task is to insert this into a larger Presenter PPT. I figure I can go to New Slide and reuse these slides and insert them into the larger PPT but, the player is different for the overall PPT...yikes!

Carla Kelley-Gonzales

Ok, that is too easy! I just published out to SCORM and those tabs don't work. SOME of this is coming back to me...I seem to remember something about hyperlinking to a text box vs a shape or something? I'm thinking those tabs that aren't working are hyperlinking to the wrong item (shape vs text box)...Does that make sense?

Leslie McKerchie

Hi Carla! I apologize for the delay.

I was able to see the behavior that you are reporting, and now I understand your question about text vs pictures as well. So, thanks for sharing.

On the first slide, I was able to see where you had added the hyperlinks, but I think that 'layer' was behind another and that's why the link would not work. Placing these in the front of all the other layers, seems to work fine.

In addition, you can right click and turn those into pictures as it looks to be what has been done on the other tabs and link there.

However, it is much easier if you make all of these changes via the Master Slide like the template that was originally shared.

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