Hyperlinks Not Working - File Attachments
I have discovered an issue with PowerPoint hyperlinks to attachments (documents such as PDFs). Articulate support says to:
1. Add the files (PDFs) as attachments.
2. In the Address section of the hyperlink type "data/downloads/yourfilename.pdf"
Replacing "yourfilename" with the actual file name.
This worked fine until PowerPoint 2007 came around. With PowerPoint 2007, once you save the file the forward slash "/" gets converted to a backslash "\" and the hyperlink no longer works.
This could be a real issue for people who occasionally make updates to courses that contain hyperlinks.
The solution is to always save the file as PowerPoint 97-2003 and the forward slash will remain a forward slash.
I would like to know what PowerPoint 2010 does with hyperlinks and whether this is an issue with PowerPoint 2010. Please feel free to post replies with additional info.