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How can I have pictures hidden until I click a button or shape?

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Windows 98, PPT 2000. I am helping a friend (I really am) with a

presentation. She wants to have a slide with several sounds on it. The

speaker icons are shown and they are set to play when clicked on. Each is a

sound. She wants to have an image for each sound that she can subsequently

click a button/shape/whatever and have the image appear. She would then

like to click the button/shape/etc again to hide the image. There will be

multiple sounds/images per slide so I want to have all images hidden upon

slide entry until the associated button is clicked.

Any suggestions?

TIA

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    • I am a firm believer that you can teach almost anyone almost anything.

      However, there are a few exceptions to the rule and it becomes a question of

      cost v.s. gain. No gain, no pain. ;-)

      "David M. Marcovitz" <marcoNOSPAM.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.loyola.edu> wrote in message

      news:Xns95B86E650B914marcoNOSPAMloyolaedu.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.207.46.248.16...

      > Actually, I teach kindergarten teachers how to use VBA. Many can handle

      > and understand it. Of course, then they turn around and take my seminar

      > and learn why they might reconsider using computers at all in

      > kindergarten.

      > --David

      > --

      > David M. Marcovitz

      > Director of Graduate Programs in Educational Technology

      > Loyola College in Maryland

      > Author of _Powerful PowerPoint for Educators_

      > http://www.loyola.edu/education/PowerfulPowerPoint/

      > "Mike M." <nospam.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.someplace.com> wrote in

      > news:up3w6R62EHA.3236.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl:

      > > So is IRS. ;-) We all know how that goes. VBA is not difficult for

      > > a programmer. For my kindergarten teacher friend it is akin to

      > > forecasting the effects of radiation from an undiscovered star in a

      > > new galaxy (far, far away) or, programming her VCR.

      > >

      > > Thanks for the suggestion Bill.

      > >

      #1; Tue, 27 May 2008 04:34:00 GMT
    • In article <#XFTplI3EHA.3380.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl>, Mike M. wrote:

      > I am a firm believer that you can teach almost anyone almost anything.

      > However, there are a few exceptions to the rule and it becomes a question of

      > cost v.s. gain. No gain, no pain. ;-)

      What was it Mark Twain said about teaching the unwilling?

      "Don't try to teach a pig to sing,it wastes your time and it annoys the pig."

      Something along those lines.

      Or "You can lead them to VBA, but you can't make them dink"

      ---

      Steve Rindsberg, PPT MVP

      PPT FAQ: www.pptfaq.com

      PPTools: www.pptools.com

      ================================================

      #2; Tue, 27 May 2008 04:36:00 GMT
    • In article <upx0XOU2EHA.2804.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl>, Mike M. wrote:

      > Windows 98, PPT 2000. I am helping a friend (I really am) with a

      > presentation. She wants to have a slide with several sounds on it. The

      > speaker icons are shown and they are set to play when clicked on. Each is a

      > sound. She wants to have an image for each sound that she can subsequently

      > click a button/shape/whatever and have the image appear. She would then

      > like to click the button/shape/etc again to hide the image. There will be

      > multiple sounds/images per slide so I want to have all images hidden upon

      > slide entry until the associated button is clicked.

      > Any suggestions?

      Can VBA play a part or does it need to play in the viewer?

      If no VBA, what about creating one slide with all of the images visible then

      duping it as many times as there are images. Then delete all but one image per

      slide. The main slide then has links to each of these individual slides.

      Since they look the same as the main slide, when you transition from one to the

      other, it just looks as though the image has appeared. A Last Slide Viewed

      button on each of the "sub-slides" takes you back to the main slide.

      With VBA it gets easier.

      ---

      Steve Rindsberg, PPT MVP

      PPT FAQ: www.pptfaq.com

      PPTools: www.pptools.com

      ================================================

      #3; Tue, 27 May 2008 04:22:00 GMT
    • I could use VBA but since this is a learning exercise for my "technology

      challenged" (read can't program the vcr) friend, I think it might induce a

      coma. I guess the easiest way is to have an image per slide with an action

      button next to the sound icon hyperlinked to the appropriate image slide.

      Then on those slides I would have a Home button linked to the last viewed

      slide. I mentioned that last night and immediately detected her eyes

      glazing over but maybe in the light of a new day (and opposed to VBA) it

      might sound less frightening.

      I thought maybe I was missing the easy thing like .visible = false/true

      Thanks Steve.

      "Steve Rindsberg" <abuse.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.localhost.com> wrote in message

      news:VA.00000dfe.28f7564a.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.localhost.com...

      > In article <upx0XOU2EHA.2804.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl>, Mike M. wrote:

      > > Windows 98, PPT 2000. I am helping a friend (I really am) with a

      > > presentation. She wants to have a slide with several sounds on it. The

      > > speaker icons are shown and they are set to play when clicked on. Each

      is a

      > > sound. She wants to have an image for each sound that she can

      subsequently

      > > click a button/shape/whatever and have the image appear. She would then

      > > like to click the button/shape/etc again to hide the image. There will

      be

      > > multiple sounds/images per slide so I want to have all images hidden

      upon

      > > slide entry until the associated button is clicked.

      > >

      > > Any suggestions?

      > Can VBA play a part or does it need to play in the viewer?

      > If no VBA, what about creating one slide with all of the images visible

      then

      > duping it as many times as there are images. Then delete all but one

      image per

      > slide. The main slide then has links to each of these individual slides.

      > Since they look the same as the main slide, when you transition from one

      to the

      > other, it just looks as though the image has appeared. A Last Slide

      Viewed

      > button on each of the "sub-slides" takes you back to the main slide.

      > With VBA it gets easier.

      > ---

      > Steve Rindsberg, PPT MVP

      > PPT FAQ: www.pptfaq.com

      > PPTools: www.pptools.com

      > ================================================>

      #4; Tue, 27 May 2008 04:23:00 GMT
    • The other option is to upgrade to PowerPoint 2002 or 2003. They utilize

      "Triggers" in Custom Animations that can trigger (thus the name) an

      animation when an object is clicked. Otherwise, VBA can't be that hard.

      Heck, it's only three letters! HA!

      --

      Bill Foley, Microsoft MVP (PowerPoint)

      Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor - XP

      www.pttinc.com

      Check out PPT FAQs at: http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/

      Check out Word FAQs at: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/General/index.htm

      "Mike M." <nospam.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.someplace.com> wrote in message

      news:uuDW0XV2EHA.1188.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...

      > I could use VBA but since this is a learning exercise for my "technology

      > challenged" (read can't program the vcr) friend, I think it might induce a

      > coma. I guess the easiest way is to have an image per slide with an

      action

      > button next to the sound icon hyperlinked to the appropriate image slide.

      > Then on those slides I would have a Home button linked to the last viewed

      > slide. I mentioned that last night and immediately detected her eyes

      > glazing over but maybe in the light of a new day (and opposed to VBA) it

      > might sound less frightening.

      > I thought maybe I was missing the easy thing like .visible = false/true

      > Thanks Steve.

      > "Steve Rindsberg" <abuse.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.localhost.com> wrote in message

      > news:VA.00000dfe.28f7564a.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.localhost.com...

      > > In article <upx0XOU2EHA.2804.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl>, Mike M. wrote:

      > > > Windows 98, PPT 2000. I am helping a friend (I really am) with a

      > > > presentation. She wants to have a slide with several sounds on it.

      The

      > > > speaker icons are shown and they are set to play when clicked on.

      Each

      > is a

      > > > sound. She wants to have an image for each sound that she can

      > subsequently

      > > > click a button/shape/whatever and have the image appear. She would

      then

      > > > like to click the button/shape/etc again to hide the image. There

      will

      > be

      > > > multiple sounds/images per slide so I want to have all images hidden

      > upon

      > > > slide entry until the associated button is clicked.

      > > >

      > > > Any suggestions?

      > >

      > > Can VBA play a part or does it need to play in the viewer?

      > >

      > > If no VBA, what about creating one slide with all of the images visible

      > then

      > > duping it as many times as there are images. Then delete all but one

      > image per

      > > slide. The main slide then has links to each of these individual

      slides.

      > > Since they look the same as the main slide, when you transition from one

      > to the

      > > other, it just looks as though the image has appeared. A Last Slide

      > Viewed

      > > button on each of the "sub-slides" takes you back to the main slide.

      > >

      > > With VBA it gets easier.

      > >

      > > ---

      > > Steve Rindsberg, PPT MVP

      > > PPT FAQ: www.pptfaq.com

      > > PPTools: www.pptools.com

      > > ================================================> >

      > >

      >

      #5; Tue, 27 May 2008 04:24:00 GMT
    • > I thought maybe I was missing the easy thing like .visible = false/true

      Easy? Yes.

      VBA? Yes also.

      There's the rub.

      #6; Tue, 27 May 2008 04:25:00 GMT
    • So is IRS. ;-) We all know how that goes. VBA is not difficult for a

      programmer. For my kindergarten teacher friend it is akin to forecasting

      the effects of radiation from an undiscovered star in a new galaxy (far, far

      away) or, programming her VCR.

      Thanks for the suggestion Bill.

      "Bill Foley" <wfoley1.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.EATSPAMANDDIEtxu.com> wrote in message

      news:%23SITiSW2EHA.3128.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...

      > The other option is to upgrade to PowerPoint 2002 or 2003. They utilize

      > "Triggers" in Custom Animations that can trigger (thus the name) an

      > animation when an object is clicked. Otherwise, VBA can't be that hard.

      > Heck, it's only three letters! HA!

      > --

      > Bill Foley, Microsoft MVP (PowerPoint)

      > Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor - XP

      > www.pttinc.com

      > Check out PPT FAQs at: http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/

      > Check out Word FAQs at: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/General/index.htm

      > "Mike M." <nospam.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.someplace.com> wrote in message

      > news:uuDW0XV2EHA.1188.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...

      > > I could use VBA but since this is a learning exercise for my "technology

      > > challenged" (read can't program the vcr) friend, I think it might induce

      a

      > > coma. I guess the easiest way is to have an image per slide with an

      > action

      > > button next to the sound icon hyperlinked to the appropriate image

      slide.

      > > Then on those slides I would have a Home button linked to the last

      viewed

      > > slide. I mentioned that last night and immediately detected her eyes

      > > glazing over but maybe in the light of a new day (and opposed to VBA) it

      > > might sound less frightening.

      > >

      > > I thought maybe I was missing the easy thing like .visible = false/true

      > >

      > > Thanks Steve.

      > >

      > > "Steve Rindsberg" <abuse.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.localhost.com> wrote in message

      > > news:VA.00000dfe.28f7564a.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.localhost.com...

      > > > In article <upx0XOU2EHA.2804.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl>, Mike M. wrote:

      > > > > Windows 98, PPT 2000. I am helping a friend (I really am) with a

      > > > > presentation. She wants to have a slide with several sounds on it.

      > The

      > > > > speaker icons are shown and they are set to play when clicked on.

      > Each

      > > is a

      > > > > sound. She wants to have an image for each sound that she can

      > > subsequently

      > > > > click a button/shape/whatever and have the image appear. She would

      > then

      > > > > like to click the button/shape/etc again to hide the image. There

      > will

      > > be

      > > > > multiple sounds/images per slide so I want to have all images hidden

      > > upon

      > > > > slide entry until the associated button is clicked.

      > > > >

      > > > > Any suggestions?

      > > >

      > > > Can VBA play a part or does it need to play in the viewer?

      > > >

      > > > If no VBA, what about creating one slide with all of the images

      visible

      > > then

      > > > duping it as many times as there are images. Then delete all but one

      > > image per

      > > > slide. The main slide then has links to each of these individual

      > slides.

      > > > Since they look the same as the main slide, when you transition from

      one

      > > to the

      > > > other, it just looks as though the image has appeared. A Last Slide

      > > Viewed

      > > > button on each of the "sub-slides" takes you back to the main slide.

      > > >

      > > > With VBA it gets easier.

      > > >

      > > > ---

      > > > Steve Rindsberg, PPT MVP

      > > > PPT FAQ: www.pptfaq.com

      > > > PPTools: www.pptools.com

      > > > ================================================> > >

      > > >

      > >

      > >

      >

      #7; Tue, 27 May 2008 04:26:00 GMT
    • Heh, heh, heh... He said rub!

      "Steve Rindsberg" <abuse.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.localhost.com> wrote in message

      news:VA.00000e00.29a80ebb.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.localhost.com...

      > >

      > > I thought maybe I was missing the easy thing like .visible = false/true

      > Easy? Yes.

      > VBA? Yes also.

      > There's the rub.

      >

      >

      #8; Tue, 27 May 2008 04:27:00 GMT
    • I would be more than happy to provide an example (or fix one up) if I get a

      presentation sent to me. If she can handle kindergarteners, she can

      understand VBA! HA!

      --

      Bill Foley, Microsoft MVP (PowerPoint)

      Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor - XP

      www.pttinc.com

      Check out PPT FAQs at: http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/

      Check out Word FAQs at: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/General/index.htm

      "Mike M." <nospam.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.someplace.com> wrote in message

      news:up3w6R62EHA.3236.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...

      > So is IRS. ;-) We all know how that goes. VBA is not difficult for a

      > programmer. For my kindergarten teacher friend it is akin to forecasting

      > the effects of radiation from an undiscovered star in a new galaxy (far,

      far

      > away) or, programming her VCR.

      > Thanks for the suggestion Bill.

      > "Bill Foley" <wfoley1.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.EATSPAMANDDIEtxu.com> wrote in message

      > news:%23SITiSW2EHA.3128.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...

      > > The other option is to upgrade to PowerPoint 2002 or 2003. They utilize

      > > "Triggers" in Custom Animations that can trigger (thus the name) an

      > > animation when an object is clicked. Otherwise, VBA can't be that hard.

      > > Heck, it's only three letters! HA!

      > >

      > > --

      > > Bill Foley, Microsoft MVP (PowerPoint)

      > > Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor - XP

      > > www.pttinc.com

      > > Check out PPT FAQs at: http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/

      > > Check out Word FAQs at: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/General/index.htm

      > >

      > > "Mike M." <nospam.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.someplace.com> wrote in message

      > > news:uuDW0XV2EHA.1188.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...

      > > > I could use VBA but since this is a learning exercise for my

      "technology

      > > > challenged" (read can't program the vcr) friend, I think it might

      induce

      > a

      > > > coma. I guess the easiest way is to have an image per slide with an

      > > action

      > > > button next to the sound icon hyperlinked to the appropriate image

      > slide.

      > > > Then on those slides I would have a Home button linked to the last

      > viewed

      > > > slide. I mentioned that last night and immediately detected her eyes

      > > > glazing over but maybe in the light of a new day (and opposed to VBA)

      it

      > > > might sound less frightening.

      > > >

      > > > I thought maybe I was missing the easy thing like .visible =false/true

      > > >

      > > > Thanks Steve.

      > > >

      > > > "Steve Rindsberg" <abuse.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.localhost.com> wrote in message

      > > > news:VA.00000dfe.28f7564a.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.localhost.com...

      > > > > In article <upx0XOU2EHA.2804.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl>, Mike M. wrote:

      > > > > > Windows 98, PPT 2000. I am helping a friend (I really am) with a

      > > > > > presentation. She wants to have a slide with several sounds on

      it.

      > > The

      > > > > > speaker icons are shown and they are set to play when clicked on.

      > > Each

      > > > is a

      > > > > > sound. She wants to have an image for each sound that she can

      > > > subsequently

      > > > > > click a button/shape/whatever and have the image appear. She

      would

      > > then

      > > > > > like to click the button/shape/etc again to hide the image. There

      > > will

      > > > be

      > > > > > multiple sounds/images per slide so I want to have all images

      hidden

      > > > upon

      > > > > > slide entry until the associated button is clicked.

      > > > > >

      > > > > > Any suggestions?

      > > > >

      > > > > Can VBA play a part or does it need to play in the viewer?

      > > > >

      > > > > If no VBA, what about creating one slide with all of the images

      > visible

      > > > then

      > > > > duping it as many times as there are images. Then delete all but

      one

      > > > image per

      > > > > slide. The main slide then has links to each of these individual

      > > slides.

      > > > > Since they look the same as the main slide, when you transition from

      > one

      > > > to the

      > > > > other, it just looks as though the image has appeared. A Last Slide

      > > > Viewed

      > > > > button on each of the "sub-slides" takes you back to the main slide.

      > > > >

      > > > > With VBA it gets easier.

      > > > >

      > > > > ---

      > > > > Steve Rindsberg, PPT MVP

      > > > > PPT FAQ: www.pptfaq.com

      > > > > PPTools: www.pptools.com

      > > > > ================================================> > > >

      > > > >

      > > >

      > > >

      > >

      > >

      >

      #9; Tue, 27 May 2008 04:28:00 GMT
    • Thanks for the offer but we already finished by hyperlinking action buttons.

      There is a big difference between "handling" and "understanding". I believe

      she can handle just about anything but understanding might be "a bridge too

      far." In my case I can understand better than I can handle. All those

      yucky human interactions! Eeewww.

      "Bill Foley" <wfoley1.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.EATSPAMANDDIEtxu.com> wrote in message

      news:usvZ6d62EHA.1264.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...

      > I would be more than happy to provide an example (or fix one up) if I get

      a

      > presentation sent to me. If she can handle kindergarteners, she can

      > understand VBA! HA!

      > --

      > Bill Foley, Microsoft MVP (PowerPoint)

      > Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor - XP

      > www.pttinc.com

      > Check out PPT FAQs at: http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/

      > Check out Word FAQs at: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/General/index.htm

      > "Mike M." <nospam.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.someplace.com> wrote in message

      > news:up3w6R62EHA.3236.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...

      > > So is IRS. ;-) We all know how that goes. VBA is not difficult for a

      > > programmer. For my kindergarten teacher friend it is akin to

      forecasting

      > > the effects of radiation from an undiscovered star in a new galaxy (far,

      > far

      > > away) or, programming her VCR.

      > >

      > > Thanks for the suggestion Bill.

      > >

      > > "Bill Foley" <wfoley1.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.EATSPAMANDDIEtxu.com> wrote in message

      > > news:%23SITiSW2EHA.3128.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...

      > > > The other option is to upgrade to PowerPoint 2002 or 2003. They

      utilize

      > > > "Triggers" in Custom Animations that can trigger (thus the name) an

      > > > animation when an object is clicked. Otherwise, VBA can't be that

      hard.

      > > > Heck, it's only three letters! HA!

      > > >

      > > > --

      > > > Bill Foley, Microsoft MVP (PowerPoint)

      > > > Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor - XP

      > > > www.pttinc.com

      > > > Check out PPT FAQs at: http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/

      > > > Check out Word FAQs at: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/General/index.htm

      > > >

      > > > "Mike M." <nospam.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.someplace.com> wrote in message

      > > > news:uuDW0XV2EHA.1188.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...

      > > > > I could use VBA but since this is a learning exercise for my

      > "technology

      > > > > challenged" (read can't program the vcr) friend, I think it might

      > induce

      > > a

      > > > > coma. I guess the easiest way is to have an image per slide with an

      > > > action

      > > > > button next to the sound icon hyperlinked to the appropriate image

      > > slide.

      > > > > Then on those slides I would have a Home button linked to the last

      > > viewed

      > > > > slide. I mentioned that last night and immediately detected her

      eyes

      > > > > glazing over but maybe in the light of a new day (and opposed to

      VBA)

      > it

      > > > > might sound less frightening.

      > > > >

      > > > > I thought maybe I was missing the easy thing like .visible => false/true

      > > > >

      > > > > Thanks Steve.

      > > > >

      > > > > "Steve Rindsberg" <abuse.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.localhost.com> wrote in message

      > > > > news:VA.00000dfe.28f7564a.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.localhost.com...

      > > > > > In article <upx0XOU2EHA.2804.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl>, Mike M. wrote:

      > > > > > > Windows 98, PPT 2000. I am helping a friend (I really am) with

      a

      > > > > > > presentation. She wants to have a slide with several sounds on

      > it.

      > > > The

      > > > > > > speaker icons are shown and they are set to play when clicked

      on.

      > > > Each

      > > > > is a

      > > > > > > sound. She wants to have an image for each sound that she can

      > > > > subsequently

      > > > > > > click a button/shape/whatever and have the image appear. She

      > would

      > > > then

      > > > > > > like to click the button/shape/etc again to hide the image.

      There

      > > > will

      > > > > be

      > > > > > > multiple sounds/images per slide so I want to have all images

      > hidden

      > > > > upon

      > > > > > > slide entry until the associated button is clicked.

      > > > > > >

      > > > > > > Any suggestions?

      > > > > >

      > > > > > Can VBA play a part or does it need to play in the viewer?

      > > > > >

      > > > > > If no VBA, what about creating one slide with all of the images

      > > visible

      > > > > then

      > > > > > duping it as many times as there are images. Then delete all but

      > one

      > > > > image per

      > > > > > slide. The main slide then has links to each of these individual

      > > > slides.

      > > > > > Since they look the same as the main slide, when you transition

      from

      > > one

      > > > > to the

      > > > > > other, it just looks as though the image has appeared. A Last

      Slide

      > > > > Viewed

      > > > > > button on each of the "sub-slides" takes you back to the main

      slide.

      > > > > >

      > > > > > With VBA it gets easier.

      > > > > >

      > > > > > ---

      > > > > > Steve Rindsberg, PPT MVP

      > > > > > PPT FAQ: www.pptfaq.com

      > > > > > PPTools: www.pptools.com

      > > > > > ================================================> > > > >

      > > > > >

      > > > >

      > > > >

      > > >

      > > >

      > >

      > >

      >

      #10; Tue, 27 May 2008 04:30:00 GMT
    • I understand. Some folks are still looking for the "Any Key"!

      --

      Bill Foley, Microsoft MVP (PowerPoint)

      Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor - XP

      www.pttinc.com

      Check out PPT FAQs at: http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/

      Check out Word FAQs at: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/General/index.htm

      "Mike M." <nospam.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.someplace.com> wrote in message

      news:u5mYol82EHA.2540.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...

      > Thanks for the offer but we already finished by hyperlinking action

      buttons.

      > There is a big difference between "handling" and "understanding". I

      believe

      > she can handle just about anything but understanding might be "a bridge

      too

      > far." In my case I can understand better than I can handle. All those

      > yucky human interactions! Eeewww.

      > "Bill Foley" <wfoley1.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.EATSPAMANDDIEtxu.com> wrote in message

      > news:usvZ6d62EHA.1264.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...

      > > I would be more than happy to provide an example (or fix one up) if I

      get

      > a

      > > presentation sent to me. If she can handle kindergarteners, she can

      > > understand VBA! HA!

      > >

      > > --

      > > Bill Foley, Microsoft MVP (PowerPoint)

      > > Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor - XP

      > > www.pttinc.com

      > > Check out PPT FAQs at: http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/

      > > Check out Word FAQs at: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/General/index.htm

      > >

      > > "Mike M." <nospam.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.someplace.com> wrote in message

      > > news:up3w6R62EHA.3236.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...

      > > > So is IRS. ;-) We all know how that goes. VBA is not difficult for

      a

      > > > programmer. For my kindergarten teacher friend it is akin to

      > forecasting

      > > > the effects of radiation from an undiscovered star in a new galaxy

      (far,

      > > far

      > > > away) or, programming her VCR.

      > > >

      > > > Thanks for the suggestion Bill.

      > > >

      > > > "Bill Foley" <wfoley1.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.EATSPAMANDDIEtxu.com> wrote in message

      > > > news:%23SITiSW2EHA.3128.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...

      > > > > The other option is to upgrade to PowerPoint 2002 or 2003. They

      > utilize

      > > > > "Triggers" in Custom Animations that can trigger (thus the name) an

      > > > > animation when an object is clicked. Otherwise, VBA can't be that

      > hard.

      > > > > Heck, it's only three letters! HA!

      > > > >

      > > > > --

      > > > > Bill Foley, Microsoft MVP (PowerPoint)

      > > > > Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor - XP

      > > > > www.pttinc.com

      > > > > Check out PPT FAQs at: http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/

      > > > > Check out Word FAQs at: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/General/index.htm

      > > > >

      > > > > "Mike M." <nospam.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.someplace.com> wrote in message

      > > > > news:uuDW0XV2EHA.1188.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...

      > > > > > I could use VBA but since this is a learning exercise for my

      > > "technology

      > > > > > challenged" (read can't program the vcr) friend, I think it might

      > > induce

      > > > a

      > > > > > coma. I guess the easiest way is to have an image per slide with

      an

      > > > > action

      > > > > > button next to the sound icon hyperlinked to the appropriate image

      > > > slide.

      > > > > > Then on those slides I would have a Home button linked to the last

      > > > viewed

      > > > > > slide. I mentioned that last night and immediately detected her

      > eyes

      > > > > > glazing over but maybe in the light of a new day (and opposed to

      > VBA)

      > > it

      > > > > > might sound less frightening.

      > > > > >

      > > > > > I thought maybe I was missing the easy thing like .visible => > false/true

      > > > > >

      > > > > > Thanks Steve.

      > > > > >

      > > > > > "Steve Rindsberg" <abuse.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.localhost.com> wrote in message

      > > > > > news:VA.00000dfe.28f7564a.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.localhost.com...

      > > > > > > In article <upx0XOU2EHA.2804.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl>, Mike M.

      wrote:

      > > > > > > > Windows 98, PPT 2000. I am helping a friend (I really am)

      with

      > a

      > > > > > > > presentation. She wants to have a slide with several sounds

      on

      > > it.

      > > > > The

      > > > > > > > speaker icons are shown and they are set to play when clicked

      > on.

      > > > > Each

      > > > > > is a

      > > > > > > > sound. She wants to have an image for each sound that she can

      > > > > > subsequently

      > > > > > > > click a button/shape/whatever and have the image appear. She

      > > would

      > > > > then

      > > > > > > > like to click the button/shape/etc again to hide the image.

      > There

      > > > > will

      > > > > > be

      > > > > > > > multiple sounds/images per slide so I want to have all images

      > > hidden

      > > > > > upon

      > > > > > > > slide entry until the associated button is clicked.

      > > > > > > >

      > > > > > > > Any suggestions?

      > > > > > >

      > > > > > > Can VBA play a part or does it need to play in the viewer?

      > > > > > >

      > > > > > > If no VBA, what about creating one slide with all of the images

      > > > visible

      > > > > > then

      > > > > > > duping it as many times as there are images. Then delete all

      but

      > > one

      > > > > > image per

      > > > > > > slide. The main slide then has links to each of these

      individual

      > > > > slides.

      > > > > > > Since they look the same as the main slide, when you transition

      > from

      > > > one

      > > > > > to the

      > > > > > > other, it just looks as though the image has appeared. A Last

      > Slide

      > > > > > Viewed

      > > > > > > button on each of the "sub-slides" takes you back to the main

      > slide.

      > > > > > >

      > > > > > > With VBA it gets easier.

      > > > > > >

      > > > > > > ---

      > > > > > > Steve Rindsberg, PPT MVP

      > > > > > > PPT FAQ: www.pptfaq.com

      > > > > > > PPTools: www.pptools.com

      > > > > > > ================================================> > > > > >

      > > > > > >

      > > > > >

      > > > > >

      > > > >

      > > > >

      > > >

      > > >

      > >

      > >

      >

      #11; Tue, 27 May 2008 04:31:00 GMT
    • HA! However, having a "Set of four" would just confuse the user. I haven't

      heard it asked, "Press ANY Any Key" before!

      --

      Bill Foley, Microsoft MVP (PowerPoint)

      Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor - XP

      www.pttinc.com

      Check out PPT FAQs at: http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/

      Check out Word FAQs at: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/General/index.htm

      "Steve Rindsberg" <abuse.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.localhost.com> wrote in message

      news:VA.00000e2d.3affb88a.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.localhost.com...

      > In article <uhGmrr82EHA.3376.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl>, Bill Foley wrote:

      > > I understand. Some folks are still looking for the "Any Key"!

      > It's here:

      > http://shop.store.yahoo.com/computergear/pressanykey4.html

      > But I like a keyboard that's got more capability:

      > http://www.computergear.com/comkeycapset.html

      > ---

      > Steve Rindsberg, PPT MVP

      > PPT FAQ: www.pptfaq.com

      > PPTools: www.pptools.com

      > ================================================>

      #13; Tue, 27 May 2008 04:32:00 GMT
    • Actually, I teach kindergarten teachers how to use VBA. Many can handle

      and understand it. Of course, then they turn around and take my seminar

      and learn why they might reconsider using computers at all in

      kindergarten.

      --David

      --

      David M. Marcovitz

      Director of Graduate Programs in Educational Technology

      Loyola College in Maryland

      Author of _Powerful PowerPoint for Educators_

      http://www.loyola.edu/education/PowerfulPowerPoint/

      "Mike M." <nospam.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.someplace.com> wrote in

      news:up3w6R62EHA.3236.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl:

      > So is IRS. ;-) We all know how that goes. VBA is not difficult for

      > a programmer. For my kindergarten teacher friend it is akin to

      > forecasting the effects of radiation from an undiscovered star in a

      > new galaxy (far, far away) or, programming her VCR.

      > Thanks for the suggestion Bill.

      > "Bill Foley" <wfoley1.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.EATSPAMANDDIEtxu.com> wrote in message

      > news:%23SITiSW2EHA.3128.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...

      >> The other option is to upgrade to PowerPoint 2002 or 2003. They

      >> utilize "Triggers" in Custom Animations that can trigger (thus the

      >> name) an animation when an object is clicked. Otherwise, VBA can't

      >> be that hard. Heck, it's only three letters! HA!

      >> --

      >> Bill Foley, Microsoft MVP (PowerPoint)

      >> Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor - XP

      >> www.pttinc.com

      >> Check out PPT FAQs at: http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/

      >> Check out Word FAQs at: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/General/index.htm

      #14; Tue, 27 May 2008 04:34:00 GMT