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Jeopardy-Style Table in Powerpoint?

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I'm trying to create a table in one slide in which each cell links to

a different slide, and after returning to the main slide that link is

no longer visible(think Jeopardy, for lack of a better description).

It's simple except for removing the link upon return and having all of

them stay deleted for the remainder of the presentation, which I can't

seem to make work at all. Can anyone point out to me the trick to

this?

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    • This is fairly easy to do if you use VBA. The "cells" can be made up of shapes (buttons or regular rectangles). The shapes can run a macro that links to another slide and hides the original shape. I don't have an example on my Web site that does exactly this, but I have examples that include navigating (jumping from one slide to another) and hiding shapes. Check out

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

      Click on Examples by Chapter, and look for example 6.6

      --Davi

      David M. Marcovit

      Author of _Powerful PowerPoint for Educators

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

      -- Zek wrote: --

      I'm trying to create a table in one slide in which each cell links t

      a different slide, and after returning to the main slide that link i

      no longer visible(think Jeopardy, for lack of a better description)

      It's simple except for removing the link upon return and having all o

      them stay deleted for the remainder of the presentation, which I can'

      seem to make work at all. Can anyone point out to me the trick t

      this?

      #1; Tue, 27 May 2008 04:56:00 GMT
    • I have some sample code from my Jeopardy-type game that I have available for

      a download. It talks about the code necessary to "name" your shape

      (compliments of one of our other MVPs), plus there is some code that hides

      the dollar amount when you come back to the slide. The concept will work

      for you. Holler back if you need additional VBA assistance.

      Here is the link: http://www.pttinc.com/ppt_faq1.html

      --

      Bill Foley, Microsoft MVP (PowerPoint)

      Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor

      www.pttinc.com

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

      "Success, something you measure when you are through succeeding."

      "Zek" <zeyk.powerpoint.questionfor.info.msn.com> wrote in message

      news:20e87858.0405281531.57130ee8.powerpoint.questionfor.info.posting.google.com...

      > I'm trying to create a table in one slide in which each cell links to

      > a different slide, and after returning to the main slide that link is

      > no longer visible(think Jeopardy, for lack of a better description).

      > It's simple except for removing the link upon return and having all of

      > them stay deleted for the remainder of the presentation, which I can't

      > seem to make work at all. Can anyone point out to me the trick to

      > this?

      #2; Tue, 27 May 2008 04:57:00 GMT
    • Dorogoi Zek

      You don't need VBA to do exactly what you asked, though you might need i

      if you want to add some bells & whistles, such as keeping score automatically

      Using VBA would be a problem if your audience had to use the show vi

      PowerPoint Viewer

      1. Inset rectangles using autoshape. Type your point values on the rectangles (just select and type

      2. Select the rectange and hyperlink to the page with the question on it.

      I use multiple choice questions on this page, with hyperlinks to "Correct" and "Incorrect" pages

      Have a hyperlink back to the "Point values" page, on each of these pages

      3. On the "Point Values" page do the following with each rectangle

      a. Use custom animation for both entrance and exit (say fly in for entrance & DISSAPPEAR for exit

      b. on the custom animation task pane, point to the arrow to the right of each exit action, select timing

      trigger, and then rectangle##, where ## is the number of the rectange you want to dissappear

      (i.e.the same one you've selected on the task pane)

      That should do it

      I'll send you a copy of my "5 minute quiz" file that uses this technique if you'd lik

      pdekman2000 at yahoo dot co

      Now if somebody could show me how to keep score without VBA ...

      #3; Tue, 27 May 2008 04:58:00 GMT
    • Does this technique work with PowerPoint versions prior to 2003

      --Davi

      -- pdek wrote: --

      Dorogoi Zek

      You don't need VBA to do exactly what you asked, though you might need i

      if you want to add some bells & whistles, such as keeping score automatically

      Using VBA would be a problem if your audience had to use the show vi

      PowerPoint Viewer

      1. Inset rectangles using autoshape. Type your point values on the rectangles (just select and type

      2. Select the rectange and hyperlink to the page with the question on it.

      I use multiple choice questions on this page, with hyperlinks to "Correct" and "Incorrect" pages

      Have a hyperlink back to the "Point values" page, on each of these pages

      3. On the "Point Values" page do the following with each rectangle

      a. Use custom animation for both entrance and exit (say fly in for entrance & DISSAPPEAR for exit

      b. on the custom animation task pane, point to the arrow to the right of each exit action, select timing

      trigger, and then rectangle##, where ## is the number of the rectange you want to dissappear

      (i.e.the same one you've selected on the task pane)

      That should do it

      I'll send you a copy of my "5 minute quiz" file that uses this technique if you'd lik

      pdekman2000 at yahoo dot co

      Now if somebody could show me how to keep score without VBA ...

      #4; Tue, 27 May 2008 04:59:00 GMT
    • PowerPoint 2002 and presumably 2003

      It does work with the 2003 viewer.

      #5; Tue, 27 May 2008 05:00:00 GMT