Creating an interactive presentation with PowerPoint tricks

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In this article, we explain the following PowerPoint functions, that can already lead to a basic interactive presentation: 


1. Create a navigation/tree structure

With a launch page your sales reps can navigate very quickly and easily to content that is relevant for their customer at this moment. By the use of hyperlinks they can navigate to other slides in the publication or to an external publication at any time.

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All details about possibilities and link options can be found here.

For our example, you right-click on the navigation shape and select 'Link' > Click 'Place in this document' > Select the relevant slide (Slide 2) > click 'OK':

We don't want to display the entire navigation on every slide which is why we included a menu icon that navigates to this navigation-slide - so we can call it whenever we want.

We used the following icon and repeated the steps to create the link as mentioned above:


2. Insert PDF documents in the publication

You can create a hyperlink to a PDF file to give more information about a specific topic.
The PDF file will be included in the HTML5 when you create the .dink file of your presentation and open in the SalesMatik app as well. After closing the PDF you will return to the page in the presentation you left off. 


3. Insert a product video in your publication

You can insert a video from you PC via 'Insert' > 'Video' > 'Video on My PC':

The plugin will render the video to the right size & format when exporting the presentation. This way, videos are always available (online & offline) without manually needing to upload them. 

All details on inserting videos can be found here. If you want to define your own starting screen, that is visible in the presentation, learn more here


4. Insert a pop-up zoom page

Sometimes you want to give some additional information, for example a reference, in a slide but it is not always relevant or it might take up too much space. You can then show this information with a pop up

In our example, the user can press the "i"-button to see the pop-up with all additional details.

For this effect, you need to put a hyperlink on top of the 'image' to guide the user to another slide.

To create the pop-up effect itself, you duplicate your first slide and then insert a rectangle on top of the entire slide with a higher color transparency level so you can still see the original slide but vague. 

Now you can insert the "pop-up element" as another rectangle and write or paste your extra information.

Insert an "X"-icon that links back to the original slide.

Important:
Make sure you make the arrows of the pop-up slide red, so users can not swipe to this page. The pop-up effect will only work when the pop-up slide is opened with a hyperlink.


If wanted, you can download the PowerPoint used as example above.

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