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When you use Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2004 for Mac, you cannot use the mouse or the keyboard to start an animation or to advance the slide show.
This problem occurs if the presentation Show type is set to either Browsed by an individual (window) or to Browsed at a kiosk (full screen).
To resolve this problem, you can use one of the following methods to advance slides or to start animations during a slide show.
Method 1: Add action buttons to the slidesThis method adds action buttons that let you move to specific slides by using the Hyperlink to setting. To do this, follow these steps:
Method 2: Add action buttons to the Slide Master and to the Title MasterThis method makes the action buttons visible on every slide automatically. For this method, you use the steps that are in Method 1 for both the Slide Master and for the Title Master.
If you want to omit master slide objects for slides that advance automatically or for slides that do not require action buttons to be visible, such as a slide with a large graphic or chart, omit the master slide objects so that a button is not visible on a slide. To do this, follow these steps:
Method 3: Assign an action setting to the slide objects
This method assigns action settings to slide objects or to text, so that you can advance the slide show presentation. To advance the objects or the text in your presentation, click the objects or the text that you assigned the action settings to during the slide show. To assign action settings to slide objects or to text, follow these steps:
To work around this problem when you cannot advance the presentation slide show, you can set the presentation to use the Presented by a speaker (full screen) option. To do this, follow these steps:
If the Show type is set to Browsed by an individual (window), the following limitations are in effect for the presentation:
In the Browsed at a kiosk (full screen) mode, you can click the action buttons or objects that have action settings assigned to them to advance the presentation or to interact with the presentation.
You may have to interact with the presentation to run a macro, play a multimedia file, link to another presentation, or other interaction.
To animate objects in the Browsed at a kiosk (full screen) mode, you must use one of the following Start settings for Custom Animation:
By default, these options will immediately trigger animations on the slide as soon as the slide appears on the screen. If you want to control when the animations trigger, you must set the Timings settings to Effect Option, and then set the option to when you want the animation to occur.