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Old 01-07-2011, 10:11 AM   # 31
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Found answer and some information by a simple search to answer my own question: Articulate Presenter - Presenter Player SDK using PlayNext() instead of the PlaySlideNum()

Thank you for all this information again! this has totally solved an issue!! I feel as if a whole new world has opened up!
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:18 AM   # 32
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Hi kadrienne! Okay, glad you found that. In many ways, the PlayNext() is a better way to go than using PlaySlideNum() since you won't have to update your Flash movies every time you add or subtract slides.

But it's still a great way to enhance your presentation, regardless of method used.
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Thanks, Kadarinine & Dave.... the more I play around under the hood, the more I learn.

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Old 01-07-2011, 04:34 PM   # 34
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I'm actually having problems using a text box to hyperlink to a slide that contains a movie. i.e. I have slides 1-9 with a box to link to slide ten, but when I click it links to slide 2.

All the rest of the invisible boxes I've created work fine, and it works fine when I preview in ppt. Only when I go into Articulate does it not link correctly.
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Hi JDonahue - When you're trying the links out in Articulate, are you Previewing or Publishing your files? I ask because Preview isn't a reliable to test links. Just wanted to check on that first.
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:02 AM   # 36
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Dear David,

I saw your code and it looks VERY nice. Unfortunately I can't make it work. I've tried everything:

I have Flash CS4 but open a new file to create my button as ActionScript2 (tried 100x with different ways of doing), it just won't work.

I found an other code (elearningbrothers):

var ArtAPI = _level0.ArtAPI;
mcButton1.onPress = function()
{
ArtAPI.PlaySlideNum(9);
}

doesn't work either

I don't know what to do. Do you know any other options ?

Thanks.
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:12 AM   # 37
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Hi christianv!

Do you want to post your file to the forums so we can look at it? I'm sure it's something simple. I'm happy to look at your files to see if I can figure out what's going on.

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Old 01-17-2011, 04:35 AM   # 38
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Thank you David for your response. Here is the file (a simple green rectangle that changes colors when mouse over and when click).
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Hi christianv - thanks for sending the files!

Okay, simple fix:-)

1. There's a typo in your code:
Code:
GreenButton.onPress = Function() {
    _level0.ArtAPI.PlaySlideNum(2);
};
"Function" should be lowercase:
GreenButton.onPress = function() {

2. The button needs an instance name. Your green button on the stage needs to be "called" GreenButton in the Properties panel.

Here's a quick screencast overview:
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:09 AM   # 40
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Thank you SO much David for your clear explanations and time taken to check my file. Yes, it works now !!! Great. :-)
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