Powerpoint Links Stop working in Presenter 360
I spent hundreds of hours and many tens of thousands of dollars in labor in 2013 and 2014 to built a robust "wizard" to guide my clients through a very complicate process involving many hundreds of outcomes dependent on a few questions up front. The up-front question were simple hyperlinks that would take a client to another place in the powerpoint presenter package and then ask another question and using another link would drill down further. At the end of 6 questions (hyperlinks) they would arrive at a guide (one of ~60) that would tell them how to ship a given product using the HazMat regulations.
Despite all the time and money invested it still turned out to be a good product (220+ slides) that worked using presenter 13. So I was dumbstruck just now when I discovered after working for days to update this presentation with new data in Presenter 360... that my jumps to custom shows don't work. The links don't work in powerpoint or in preview or in html or on the LMS.
I discovered a few minutes ago that Articulate has decided NOT to support this linking behavior in Presenter 360??? Now not only is my file ruined (from the perspective of spending the last 2 days updating it with new data in Presenter 360, but in addition to that I have to figure out how I can revert this file back to the old version of Presenter which I'll have to install on another computer just so I can work on this file in the future. So here's my questions in a nutshell:
(1) is there anything stopping me from running Presenter 13 on one computer just for the purpose of working on this one file with the same license key as I'd be using to upgrade to Articulate 360 (I'm using a trial at the moment).
(2) Why did you decide not to support linking in powerpoint as you have in the past? This is a huge deal for me, at least. I want to be able to jump and branch out to other slides in the file not just the next, previous, first, last ones that Presenter 360 now supports. I spent weeks creating these custom shows 2 years ago and they're toast now. When will this be fixed? Will it?
I really wanted to go with presenter 360 because Presenter 13 keeps blowing up when I publish files (I have a support request in on this), this has happened for years and it'd be good to get to a stable program as Presenter 360 seems to be. It just doesn't work the way I need it to.
The big deal at the conference in Las Vegas last week where Articulate made a big push for Articulate 360... it was all about "adaptive" e-learning. That's what I'm doing in my rudimentary way using links to custom shows within powerpoint and it now seems that even this basic functionality is torpedoed.
Finally can you give me a utility that will take this new 360 presenter file and convert it BACK into the old format so I can use it?