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4389 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 6, 2008 1:21 AM by apple_tox
Currently Being ModeratedMar 3, 2008 10:52 AM (in response to apple_tox)Part of this is relatively easy. To go to another keynote file, create an object in the primary presentation and then in the Inspector create a hyperlink which points to the file you want to use as your boilerplate. This will open the other file. Then you can create a second hyperlink to bounce you back to the primary presentation.
Unfortunately, I don't see a way to directly link to a specific slide in either of the presentations. You can add a blank slide at the beginning each presentation and set hot spots to go to the slide you want. I hope this helps you...G5 iMac, MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 5, 2008 8:13 AM (in response to Lee Rodgers)Hi Lee,
Thanks for the reply. I've been spending some time looking at master slides but I don't think this is going to be a suitable solution.
Can you explain a bit more how to link from one keynote file to another please? I don't see how to create a hyperlink from one file to another.Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 5, 2008 6:38 PM (in response to apple_tox)Sure.
1. In your primary presentation, on the slide you want to launch FROM, select some object (it can be a shape, a text box, or something else.).
2. With the object selected, go to the inspector and select the hyperlink page (the one with the curved arrow in the blue circle.)
3. Check the "Enable as a hyperlink" box.
4. Use drop-down menu and select "Keynote file." This will open a dialog box, and you navigate to the presentation you wan to use as your boiler plate. Now you are linked to the new file.
5. When you play your presentation, if you click on the object you had selected, it will open the target file at it's first slide and continue as that were the next slide in your primary presentation.
6. If you want to go back to the primary presentation, you need to repeat the process in the second presentation. If you do that, it will bounce you back still in presentation mode.
7. As I said before, if you go between files, it will not let you select a specific slide in the target presentation. You can solve that by creating hyperlinks on the first slide of the presentation. But in this case, you tell it which slide you want to go to.
This is an extra step, but it seems to be the only way to make it work.G5 iMac, MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.2)