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Old 06-19-2007, 11:42 AM   # 1
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Here's another great post from Tom:

Yes, Rapid E-Learning Can Do Branching
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Gabe,

Thanks for the article. This is another good supporting argument for updating AP's restricted navigation logic. Branching from Slide 2 to Side 5, for example, requires an unrestricted navigation setting for the entire presentation -- even if Slide 6 through Slide 10 of the same presentation was designed to be completed sequentially, viewing one slide before advancing to the next.

Looking forward to future AP releases In the meantime, we're having success accomplishing this sort of thing with Engage!

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Thanks for the input, Chris!
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Ok, so the detective example in the blog is awesome! How would someone emulate or reproduce this functionality within AP? I know that I'm asking the magician to reveal their secrets......
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Easy . . . hide the Articulate menu and in your PPT, use hyperlinking to specific slides in PPT, providing all navigation in the PPT instead of using Articulate's.

Essentially, with PowerPoint hyperlinking to other slides, you're controlling where you want the user to go when they make a navigation choice.

You don't want to use the Articulate VCR controller, because that could defeat your branching, as it will always advance one slide forward regardless.

I'd also have the entire presentation in slide-only view mode. If you have more than one view mode, this change slide view mode button (in the right bottom corner of the player interface), when clicked, will cycle through all the available slide views and potentially allow someone to go where you do not want them to go:


For AP6, we've asked to have this change slide view button an option. Here's hoping it gets implemented. That way we could switch view modes and use the navigation panel/VCR controls for non-branching segments in a course and then switch and lock slide-only views when we do branching.


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Thanks! I will try my hand at this technique this evening and report back my results!
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Thanks, Gerry. That's what I do. I usually put it in no menu view. While it is not as big as slide only, it does give me the option to get rid of all navigation features.

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Branching from Slide 2 to Side 5, for example, requires an unrestricted navigation setting for the entire presentation -- even if Slide 6 through Slide 10 of the same presentation was designed to be completed sequentially, viewing one slide before advancing to the next.
There is a work around that doesn't require Engage and allows for unrestricted navigation.
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Happy about hyperlinks and branching in general, but I am not sure, well I have tried everything to hide the pause and play button without any success?

Any tips graciously received?

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In the template:
layout>view modes. Deselect the top and nbottom options. Only select "no sidebar view"



Under player controls, deselect all player controls.



You should have a player that has no player controls and no option to change views.

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Thanks Doofdaddy as ever a quick response!

I was deselecting the wrong option, Slide only!

Yet again, thanks very much, hope you are enjoying your new job?

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