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Ned Whiteley

Hi Lynn,

This may not be the most elegant solution, but at least it works !

There are some limitations:

1.  Don't reshuffle the words once they have been placed in the box.

2.  The Reset button jumps the user straight back to the sentence building slide. The slide is set to reset to original state on being revisited. That means that it will also reset if you return to it from the final slide.

How this works is by allocating each word to the next available variable (Variable1 to Variable8) when it is dropped into the box by first checking if the variable is blank and also if the previous variable is not blank. Finally, on the second slide, it places all the variables into a text box, separated by a space, to create the sentence.

The text variables (Variable1 to Variable8) are all reset to blank whenever the timeline starts on the sentence building slide.

I have used the eight words you provided in your original slide.

Hope this helps.

Lynn Johnson

Hmmmm....Yes it does work! However...

My word cards are in PNG format instead of text and my sample had eight words, but the final will have probably 30+ PNG files,  so I'm not sure if that would work (just looking at your example and see how many triggers there are per word). 

Ned Whiteley

Hi Lynn,

It doesn't matter that you cards are in PNG format and not text as you set the actual text you want displayed in the variables. However, the number of words you use is always going to be a problem.

I'm sure there must be a smarter way to do this perhaps in Java Script, but that is outside my ability to deal with. Unfortunately the option above is extremely unwieldy for large numbers of words as the basic calculation for the number of triggers needed (excluding those for buttons and variable reset) is the square of the number of words (i.e. 8 words = 64 triggers, 10 words = 100 triggers etc !!).

Sorry I can't be of more help.