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Reset custom animation

By rawle ·
Question: Using PowerPoint 2003. I'm trying to use an action button to navigate to a slide that contains custom animation. It works the first time but when the slide is revisited later in the presentation the custom animation does not happen again! I've tried clicking "rewind when done playing" on the timing tab, but this simply puts the animated object back into the starting position - the animation does not work.

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Blank slide

by clivesmith In reply to Reset custom animation

From what I understand you are saying I believe you may have to put a'blank' slide in just before the slide that contains the animation. This slide should contain some static elements of the animation befor it starts. Apply auto slide transition of 000 secs and it should work.

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A better way!

by jboardman In reply to Reset custom animation

Create a "Custom Show" consisting of just the slide to be hyperlinked to - you can use one slide or several (create a custom showby clicking Slide Show -> Custom shows -> New)

Make your hyperlink to "Custom Show" and make sure that "Show and return" is checkmarked. You won't need a button to return to the "last slide viewed" as this will happen automatically when you get to the end of the custom show, but if you decide you want to add a button it should hyperlink to "End Show". (don't use a "go to slide x") hyperlink because it will leave the custom show running in the background)

Every time the custom show is seen, the animations will be reset and play again. The original won't reset & play again, however, unless you do link directly back to it & leave the show running (see above) - you can get around that by making them all "custom shows".

This is especially great for quizzes where you have a "wrong answer" slide that you want to go to, and then back to the last set of questions again.

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