How to build a Dynamic Flow

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Make sure your sales people don't bore their customers with one-way linear presentations. The Dynamic Flow feature allows you to add a "launchpad" at the beginning of the presentation where topics of interest are selected and only these topics will be presented.

Use the Dynamic Flow in case your publication will be used as a presentation. When you have a publication that is more like a product catalogue, video library or study library you can use the Filter, to select slides based on the defined criteria.


To start building, there are 2 main steps to take into account.

STEP 1:
You will firstly need to create sections in your PowerPoint, for structuring the topics of the Dynamic Flow. Here you can read all about creating sections in PowerPoint. 

STEP 2:
After creating the relevant sections, you can go to 'Advanced Linking' - 'Build Dynamic Presentation Flow':

Where the following pop-up will appear:

Select 'Check Box' when you want the selection to be made with activated check boxes, and 'Drag & Drop' when the selection is made by dragging the selected topics into the defined dropzones. 

'Auto start' means the selected topics (sections) will be available by simply swiping to the right.
Go for 'Submit' when you want a submit-button to be available to confirm your selection.

Once you have selected one of the 'Drag & Drop' or 'Check box' options, more fields will become visible: 

Note: the 'Drag Item Name' fields are only available in case of 'Drag & Drop'.

  • At the left you can select the sections you have created in your PowerPoint. 
  • At the right, you can give the Drag Items that will be created a name.
  • Hit the blue '+' if you need more than the default two foreseen Sections. 
  • As a last step, before clicking on 'Create', you need to specify the number of drop zones you want to use.

Now that you created the element, an additional slide will be created as the first slide of your presentation, in a new 'Dynamic Section'. In this additional slide, you will find the drag and drop buttons/zones.

When in the .dink file dragging the buttons in a specific order on to the drop zones, you will define the order of your presentation right there on the spot.

Get inspired to use the Dynamic Flow here.

 

 

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