Currently Being ModeratedNov 3, 2012 3:40 AM (in response to kschmucker)
copy the object and any other items in the slide: cmd all > cmd c
creat a new slide: cmd shift n
paste object in new slide: cmd v
change colour in: inspector > object > change image fill options
right click original object, create a hyperlink to the new page:
inspector > hyperlink > enable hyperlink > next slide
Currently Being ModeratedNov 3, 2012 10:00 AM (in response to Gary Scotland)
Thanks, Gary, for the very detailed response. Your solution provides the ability for giving the appearance that the object changed color, by jumping to a new slide with the same contents but with a color-changed object. For my needs, I require the object to actually change color -- so that when you save the presentation, the object has a new color.
Is this possible with an AppleScript that runs during the slideshow?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 3, 2012 10:50 AM (in response to kschmucker)
As far as I know this can not be done.
When a show is in progress, Keynote is locked and the processing of the graphics are handed over to Mac OS graphics system. Therefoer a Keynote file cant be changed while that file is playing.
I am very curious to know why you would want to do this, can you please explain?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 3, 2012 7:10 PM (in response to Gary Scotland)
First of all, thank you for your detailed answer about my Keynote question. Since Keynote doesn't seem to do what I want in this case, I will try another app for my presentation.
I will be presenting a long list of items to a group. We will discuss each one, and make a GO-NO GO decision on each one. I thought it would be great if I could record the decisions in a way that everyone could see, and yet still have a record of all the decisions at the conclusion of the meeting.
It doesn't look easy to do this in MacPPT, but it is easy in WinPPT. I will use checkboxes. The checkboxes are live and clickable only during a slideshow, and yet retain their state when the presentation is saved. It will look something like this:
Checkboxes in WinPPT are found on the Developer tab of the ribbon -- a tab that is not enabled by default. So after this tab is enabled, you just place the checkboxes in the presentation, change their state as you wish while in Sideshow mode, and then save the presentation at the end.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 4, 2012 2:38 AM (in response to kschmucker)
Thanks for your reply explaining your idea.
I have been asked by clients in the past for similar requests, one of our programmers developed a few Windows Powerpoint plug-ins.
We have also used Smartboard software again on Windows, using the interactive wall board, where students use a touch pen and mark up the illustrations directly on the wall board or a WiFi tablet.
Thanks for sharing this.