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Steve Flowers

The way I normally handle this is by copying the whole slide and modifying or deleting what I don't need.

I also tend to attach my slide level triggers to an off-stage shape. Makes it a little easier if I only need one layer to transfer and prefer to just copy the contents.

Copy layer is a great feature suggestion. Intuitively, I would expect (and did, the first time) that I should be able to copy a whole layer from one slide to another.

Simon Perkins

Steve Flowers said:

The way I normally handle this is by copying the whole slide and modifying or deleting what I don't need.


Yep, this is a pretty good method too.  Sometimes it depends how much action you've got happening on the slides in question, i.e. it's often quicker to delete stuff you don't need rather than add stuff you do.

Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Steve Flowers said:

The way I normally handle this is by copying the whole slide and modifying or deleting what I don't need.

I also tend to attach my slide level triggers to an off-stage shape. Makes it a little easier if I only need one layer to transfer and prefer to just copy the contents.


I do both of these. Thinking like Steve! Yeah, me!

And I put in a feature request for copy layer some time ago. Hope others do as well.

Jørgen Nielsen

Thank you for all the answers!

Our situation was, that we had to simulate a rather complex lightbox via several layers. Then we had to copy those layers to all slides in the course. We thought of copying the slide with the "lightbox" layers and modifying the copy, but the original slides had just as many layers.

But we found a surprising solution: We created the "ligtbox" layers in the slide master - anticipating that it wouldn't work - but it did

Thanks

Jørgen

Steve Flowers

Yep! That's a great solution. The layer behavior (newest layer jumps to top) makes it easy to do modal windows as well as interface overlays. Triggering the layer show is a bit of a challenge. Here's a trick for that:

  • Create a numeric variable. Something like showWindow.
  • On your master slide, create a trigger to show your window layer when the variable showWindow changes.
  • Now whenever you want to show the window, all you need to do is fire a trigger to add 1 to this value from your base slide. Control from anywhere