Presenter animation quandry

I have an issue with the 'next slide' button, whatever it may be called. In Powerpoint I can step through bullet points however it seems when published in Presenter I can only jump to the next slide, perhaps skipping some of the content still to come on the slide.

I know if there's a narration you may want to limit people's ability to jump forward but surely you want an environment where people can skip to the next bullet point - i.e. some people pick things up quickly and that's the beauty of online learning.

Have I missed something here or can someone offer a suggestion to manage this?

3 Replies
Brian Batt

Hi Laurie and welcome to Heroes,

If you want your end-users to skip a portion of the slide, then they'll need to drag the scrub bar that's located next to the play / pause buttons at the bottom of the player.

See the "Consider how the user navigates the course" section in the link below:

http://www.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/3-simple-techniques-to-guide-your-learners-attention/

Laurie Kane

Thanks Brian,

I actually don't want to skip anything, in fact I want to 'step' to the next bullet point with each user "step forward" rather than the next slide, the same way it would in powerpoint.

 I'd rather not use the scrub bar for this as it's a bit ungainly.

To use you example, and if each point was like a bullet point, say I already know how plants trap energy and want to jump to the next point. Would I have to create a new slide for each point?

Brian Batt


Laurie Kane
said:

Thanks Brian,

I actually don't want to skip anything, in fact I want to 'step' to the next bullet point with each user "step forward" rather than the next slide, the same way it would in powerpoint.

 I'd rather not use the scrub bar for this as it's a bit ungainly.

To use you example, and if each point was like a bullet point, say I already know how plants trap energy and want to jump to the next point. Would I have to create a new slide for each point?


Hi Laurie,

Yes, you would need to create a new slide for each point.  However, I'd recommend keeping your target audience in mind.  If only 10% of your users have seen this material before, then it's likely not worth completely redoing how your presentation is setup to suffice that 10%.  However, if you feel that end-users would want to skip and know how to skip to the next segment in the presentation, then it might be worth redistributing your presentation across multiple slides.