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KB-000266: How do I use hyperlinks to supporting documents within an OnCue presentation?

Purpose:

This document will outline several options for linking out to external files or web addresses from within an full OnCue presentation. 

 

Option 1 – URL Tags:

 

A URL tag is used within the OnCue script file that is produced following an OnCue full project conversion. When this tag is encountered during playback of an OnCue presentation, the OnCue show will pause and a new browser window will launch to display the specified content.

 

The method to use for the url tag is as follows:

 

The url tag must be used following a <p><t=> tag combination. So, if, for example, your script looked like this:

 


<title="Impatica OnCue Tour">
<!stamp="Impatica-OnCue-Tour.imp 031111 14:46:39">

 


<s="Impatica OnCue Tour">
<t=00:00.0>
<!slideid="256">
<video="OnCue">
Hi, I'm Catherine Doyle, Product Manager at Impatica. It is my pleasure to take you on a tour of the creation of an OnCue presentation.

 


<s="OnCue Presentations">
<t=00:10.9>
<!slideid="257">
Impatica OnCue presentations include synchronized video, slides, scrolling searchable text, table of contents and navigation controls. Delivery of OnCue presentations is plug-in free, platform independent and adjustable to suit viewers' connection speeds.

 

and you want the presentation to launch a demo presentation before switching to the second slide (Slide tags = <s="Slide Title">) in the above example, you would have to make the following changes:

 



 

<title="Impatica OnCue Tour">
<!stamp="Impatica-OnCue-Tour.imp 031111 14:46:39">

 


<s="Impatica OnCue Tour">
<t=00:00.0>
<!slideid="256">
<video="OnCue">
Hi, I'm Catherine Doyle, Product Manager at Impatica. It is my pleasure to take you on a tour of the creation of an OnCue presentation.

 

<p>

<t=00:10.4>

<url=" http://www.yourwebaddress/webpage.html ">


<s="OnCue Presentations">
<t=00:10.9>
<!slideid="257">
Impatica OnCue presentations include synchronized video, slides, scrolling searchable text, table of contents and navigation controls. Delivery of OnCue presentations is plug-in free, platform independent and adjustable to suit viewers' connection speeds.

 

Step I:

A <p><t=> tag combination has been added before the URL tag. The value of the time tag (<t=>) was then completed with a value that was half a second before the next time tag in the script. This will cause the presentation to pause and launch a new browser window after all of the audio has been delivered and before the slide changes. 

 

Step II:

In the above example, the target page/document has been uploaded to the server before the URL tag is created in the OnCue script file. If you wanted to link out to a local version of supporting documents then you would place the supporting documents into your OnCue project folder before creating the url tags. Once they are in the project folder, you can then simply place the name of the document within the quotes.

 

<url="Demo-Video.html">

 

When uploading this project to the server, simply ensure that the demo files and OnCue project files are in the same folder in your server directory structure. When the url tag is encountered, the browser will simply look in the same folder as the calling page to find the target page/document.

 

 

Option 2 – STOP Tag and Hyperlinks from Within the Slide Area of an OnCue Presentation

 

A STOP tag is used within the OnCue script file that is produced following an OnCue full project conversion. When this tag is encountered during playback of an OnCue presentation, the OnCue show will pause.

 

You could incorporate a "stop" tag in your script so that the presentation would pause at a specific point and allow the viewer to explore the hyperlinks available to them on the current slide in the OnCue presentation. Once they return to the OnCue presentation, they can click on the "play" button to continue with the show. This tag would allow you to avoid telling people to pause the show before selecting any of the hyperlinks that are available to them.

 

NOTE: The "stop" tag is not an officially supported feature of the software and has not been extensively tested. We do have clients who use it but you should only use it if you are comfortable with the fact that it is a work-around and not an official feature of the software.

 

Description of the <url=":stop"> tag:

 

The stop tag must be used following a <p><t=> tag combination. So, if, for example, your script looks like this:


<title="Impatica OnCue Tour">
<!stamp="Impatica-OnCue-Tour.imp 031111 14:46:39">


<s="Impatica OnCue Tour">
<t=00:00.0>
<!slideid="256">
<video="OnCue">
Hi, I'm Catherine Doyle, Product Manager at Impatica. It is my pleasure to take you on a tour of the creation of an OnCue presentation.


<s="OnCue Presentations">
<t=00:10.9>
<!slideid="257">
Impatica OnCue presentations include synchronized video, slides, scrolling searchable text, table of contents and navigation controls. Delivery of OnCue presentations is plug-in free, platform independent and adjustable to suit viewers' connection speeds.

 

and you want the presentation to pause before switching to the second slide in the above example, you would have to make the following changes:

 


<title="Impatica OnCue Tour">
<!stamp="Impatica-OnCue-Tour.imp 031111 14:46:39">

 


<s="Impatica OnCue Tour">
<t=00:00.0>
<!slideid="256">
<video="OnCue">
Hi, I'm Catherine Doyle, Product Manager at Impatica. It is my pleasure to take you on a tour of the creation of an OnCue presentation.

 

<p>

<t=00:10.4>

<url="stop:">


<s="OnCue Presentations">
<t=00:10.9>
<!slideid="257">
Impatica OnCue presentations include synchronized video, slides, scrolling searchable text, table of contents and navigation controls. Delivery of OnCue presentations is plug-in free, platform independent and adjustable to suit viewers' connection speeds.

 

Note:

A <p><t=> tag combination has been added before the URL tag. The value of the time tag (<t=>) was then completed with a value that was half a second before the next time tag in the script. This will cause the presentation to pause after all of the audio has been delivered and before the slide changes. 

 

How to Hyperlink from Within the PowerPoint Portion of an OnCue show:

 

  1. Hyperlink to previously uploaded documents/Web Pages:
    1. Upload supporting documents to server first
    2. Open the PowerPoint file
    3. Create hyperlinks to URL
  2. Hyperlink to local versions of files that will be uploaded with the finalized OnCue show
    1. Place PowerPoint file and documents into the OnCue project folder. Ensure that PowerPoint is not named the same as your OnCue project.
    2. Open the PowerPoint and create hyperlinks to the files contained within the OnCue project folder.
    3. Impaticize the PowerPoint file
    4. Keep Impatica presentation asset in the project folder.
    5. Impaticize the OnCue show
    1. Upload the entire project folder (including the demos) to the server. You can remove the source PPT file before uploading.

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