Chapter 4. Creating a User‐Run Presentation

In This Chapter

  • Understanding how user‐run presentations work

  • Looking at uses for user‐run presentations

  • Examining the challenges of creating a user‐run presentation

  • Declaring your presentation a “user‐run” presentation

  • Comparing action buttons with hyperlinks

  • Creating action buttons

  • Creating hyperlinks

  • Preventing a user‐run presentation from stalling

This chapter explains how you can take the rest of the day off and still manage to deliver a PowerPoint presentation. It shows how to go to the beach, spread your things under a beach umbrella, relax in the warm weather, and still give an important PowerPoint presentation to customers or co‐workers.

How do you do it? By creating a user‐run presentation designed for others to view on their own. This chapter looks into the pitfalls of creating a user‐run presentation. It offers suggestions for user‐run presentations and shows how to create the action buttons and hyperlinks that others need to get from slide to slide in your absence. You also find out how to keep a presentation from stalling in the middle. Surf's up!

What Is a User‐Run Presentation?

A user‐run, or interactive, presentation is one that the viewer gets to control. The viewer decides which slide appears next and how long each slide remains on‐screen. User‐run presentations are similar to Web sites. Users can browse from slide to slide at their own speed. They can pick and choose what they want to investigate. They can backtrack and view slides ...

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