Flash movie in new window??

I can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong…  I have a slide (slide 3) with two images.  Each image is a hyperlink to another slide (slides 4 and 5).  Each of those slides is a duplicate of slide 3, but with a flash movie set to open in a new browser. 

So here’s what should happen:  On slide 3, I click Image A, and that takes me to slide 4, which automatically opens a new browser window with Flash Video A.  When I close that browser window, I’m on slide 4.

But what’s actually happening is that I’m clicking the image, a new window is opening, and nothing is in that window!!  I can’t figure out what I might be doing wrong – I’ve done something similar to this before, so I know it can be done…  Ideas????

3 Replies
Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Hi Sheila,

I don't know Articulate well enough to jump in with an answer, but perhaps if you describe the steps you've taken we could tease out the answer. So, I just did it successfully and my steps were:

In PowerPoint:

  1. Create slide three with 2 images. Save the document if it hasn't been previously saved.
  2. Duplicate slide three to make slides four and five.
  3. Go back to slide three, click on one of the images (I did the one on the left, but obviously it doesn't matter!), right-click, and choose Hyperlink from the shortcut menu.
  4. In the Hyperlink dialog box, on the left, select link to place in this document and click on slide 4, and click OK.
  5. Go back to slide three, click the other image, right-click, choose Hyperllink from the shorcut menu, but this time click to link to slide 5, and OK to close the dialog box.
  6. Click on slide 4 in PowerPoint's navigation pane (on the left).
  7. Click the Articulate tab.
  8. From the Insert group, select Flash movie, navigate to and insert the desired movie.
  9. I save frequently, but would do it again here.
  10. From the Articulate tab, select Preview, range of slides, and preview for now just slides 3 and 4.

Is that what you did? Also, I don't know if it matters, but is your movie an .mp4 or .flv?

Sheila Bulthuis

Rebecca,

Thanks for taking the time to do that!  Your steps were essentially the same as mine, so that was good to know, that I wasn’t just totally missing something.

Justin,

Thanks for the tip, that totally worked.  I always seem to forget that I need to test on a server if I publish to LMS settings!