"Intelligent" back branching?
Hi Guys -
I've had great luck here before...I'm hoping you guys will come through to save my butt again.
Here's the problem:
I am working on a training presentation which contains a normal linear course progression for the most part. However, my client is requesting to add an optional section which is to be accessible from 5 different areas within the normal course. I have accomplished this by adding a hyperlinked powerpoint shape at the desired locations which directs the user to the optional content. I have stored the optional content at the back-end of the presentation (essentially hidden from view), as to keep the navigation simple for the user.
The problem is that my client wants the user to be able to click a link WITHIN the optional content to return to the exact page where the user clicked to enter the optional course branch. The main thing here, is that the client wants the user to be able to access this optional content from various points within the presentation, but doesn't want to leave in any shortcuts to allow the user to skip sections without first viewing the slides. I have faked this functionality by creating 5 cloned versions of the optional content, each with a link pointing to the slide the user came from. Is there a way to reach the same result without creating 5 identical optional content sections? Is there a way for the Presenter "Back" branching to know which slide the user was on before entering the optional content slide progression?
If I am to go with the "faked" solution, another concern of mine is that I would like to have the optional content hidden from the normal "Outline" navigation within the Presenter frame, as it's not really part of the global navigation. Is it possible to hide slides from the Outline navigation?