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Office challenge: What to do when you can't get a looping introduction to stop?

This week, test your PowerPoint skills by troubleshooting an introductory loop that doesn't know when it's time to quit.

One of your users added an introductory loop to a presentation, using the instructions at Add a looping introduction to a PowerPoint presentation. Unfortunately, she can't get the introduction to stop running. Clicking the action button that's supposed to skip to the first slide in the actual presentation doesn't work. Can you help her troubleshoot this problem - what are the most likely reasons for this misdirection?

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2 comments
dcsloan128
dcsloan128

The action button has been set to "Next Slide" instead of a direct link to the first slide of the main presentation and has been copied to every slide in the Introduction. Clicking the Action Button will work only on the last slide of the Introduction. Delete all the Action Buttons, except one. Edit the hyperlink to be the first slide of the main presentation and copy to all the slides in the Introduction.

jkalhorn
jkalhorn

Then select the slide you want to start the actual presentation with and click Shift-F5.