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Ron Price

Hey Gavin,

If I understand your question correctly, the answer is yes.  We often do this by using transparent objects over the graphics.  The transparent objects are hyperlinked to slides that have the information you want to reveal.  Hiding these additional slides in slide properties makes this look pretty seamless.

Does that make sense?  I think Tom or Jeanette has create s Screenr or two on the process. If not, I may have one or I can throw one together real quick.

Hope that helps.

Kevin Dowd

Hi Gavin,

You could put 100% transparent boxes over the image in all of the places you want to hyperlink.  Then, hyperlink those boxes.

To lead the user back to your main "menu" page, you could do the same tranparent box over the next button, or over a "x" in the upper right hand corner to close out the section, depending on how your course is designed.

Hope this helps,

Heidi

Kayla Burtch

If the problem you are thinking of is that when the user goes over the hyperlink it will be "given away" by the mouse changing to the pointer.

If this is the problem you are trying to avoid, first make a large transparent shape covering the entire slide, (I find 99% transparency is best, because sometimes 100% the hyperlinks get lost in publishing) and hyperlink to the slide you are on (so clicking it goes nowhere) Then place your other "hidden hyperlinks" (also 99% transparent) over top (make sure they are ABOVE the non-link) and have them link where you want. That way the tell-tale pointer will ALWAYS be there

Gavin Henry

Hi Guys, Rob, Ron, Heidi, Kayla and David just like to say thanks for the responses been a real help. This has worked fine and to be honest I'm loving the little tricks you can do in Articulate. I have another question for you guys is it possible to Hyperlink from a word in your presentation on power point, directly into a specific region of an engage function. So for example, just say i was working on a power point for bulmers and I was listing apples on one slide of my presentation and with in engage i had created a tab feature that also has a tab for each apple. Could i link the name of the apple on my power point to its exact match with in the engage feature??

Not sure if im doing a good job explaining but its the easiest way i can.. lol

Gavin Henry

Hey Phil,

Thanks that's the sort of conclusion I was coming to, but that would be really cool. Is there any cool ways you may be able to think of that could help me get around this?? I was thinking (keeping in line with the apples idea ) about giving each apple it's own engage feature (just say tab) make them all identical, then hyperlink between them to make it look like a seem less navigation.

Do you think that can work?

Zara Ogden

This more an add on to the original question. 

To get a peek at where hyperlinks are you could animate a start shape or other to blink 2 or 3 times at the various locations. THis could help users know that they have to do something. 

For the shape i would suggest a star but adjust the points so that they are sharper then soften the edges so that it is more of a sparkle rather then an obvious star. 

Gavin Henry

Zara King said:

...you could animate a start shape or other to blink 2 or 3 times at the various locations. This could help users know that they have to do something. For the shape i would suggest a star but adjust the points so that they are sharper then soften the edges so that it is more of a sparkle rather then an obvious star...

Can you explain to me what you mean? and do you have any examples?