Transitions using "jump to URL" trigger

I'm unsure of how to transition a user to the next slide or layer after a "jump to URL/file" trigger has been activated. 

Specifically, I have a slide with a hotspot.  Once the user clicks the hotspot, it takes them to a URL/file.  Because the links to files do not work in preview mode, I'm not sure how the user will get to the next slide or layer once they've finished reviewing the file that they were linked to from the Hot Spot.

Any advise is always appreciated!

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Hugh Gardner

Jason, is your Jump to URL/File set to open in a new browser window (it should be by default).  If so (image below shows how to check), then the file or url you link to will open in a new browser window and the user can then close that window when finished and be in the original file.  I find this handy when I have documents that the learner needs to print out to fill out while watching a training.

Jason Morris

Thanks Hugh!  So, let's say that my audience isn't too familiar new windows opening and having to close them to get back to their course window (putting this as delicately as I can about my audience's e-learning skill level).  In other words, they may not understand what's happening because they're use to liner slide-by-slide presentations (before my time).  

Would you simply recommend conveying the instructions through the narration before they click on the hot button that takes them to the new window? 

Hugh Gardner

Jason Morris said:

Thanks Hugh!  So, let's say that my audience isn't too familiar new windows opening and having to close them to get back to their course window (putting this as delicately as I can about my audience's e-learning skill level).  In other words, they may not understand what's happening because they're use to liner slide-by-slide presentations (before my time).  

Would you simply recommend conveying the instructions through the narration before they click on the hot button that takes them to the new window? 


Until they get used to it, I would.  You could open with a slide that explains how the course and controls work, but I would make sure and include a skip button in case they have viewed the course or a similar course before.  You could also setup a button or link somewhere out of the way that says "help" and plays the same explanatory content.