PPT Hyperlinks Not Working When I Import Slides
I have a small PPT deck that is a mock interaction using hyperlink buttons that jump to different slides while I use Articulate Slide Properties to only show 1 slide in the menu, making the whole thing appear to the learner to be one slide with a lot of interactivity. Works great -- just like Tom said it would!
I want to create several of these so that one of our developers can grab from one a library, insert it into the PPT deck for his Articulate course, change text & images, and he is good to go with a canned interaction.
Here is the problem: When I insert the slides from the interaction deck (deck 1) into my class deck (deck 2), all the hyperlinks on the buttons go to relative slide locations. For example, if a button in deck 1 hyperlinks to slide 3, once I insert all the slides from deck 1 into deck 2 after slide 10, I want that button to hyperlink to deck 2's slide 13. However, it now hyperlinks to deck 2's slide 3. In Excel terminology, it is making an absolute reference and I want it to make a relative reference.
I have a workaround, but I don't like it. If I make a copy of deck 1, edit it, and insert some of the slides from deck 2 prior to the first slide in deck 1 and the rest of the slides from deck 2 after the last slide in deck 1, the hyperlinks work correctly -- relative references. I can even insert a new slide into the middle of the original slides for deck 1 and the hyperlinks still work. But I want my developers to be able to start with their own PPT decks and insert these other slides because it more closely models their process flow.
Anybody got a fix?
(btw, if when I mentioned "relative reference" you were thinking something like, "My Aunt Myrt sure is a good cook." ... that's not the kind of relative reference I was talking about)