ok my sister just called me and she has a problem with power point, she has a presentation due 2maro that is a colaboration between her and her friends and its all done, but one of her friends sections will only work on wheel down, not a regular mouse click, ive tried several things, like importing the slides into a new show, and going through the custom animation screen that says its supposed to activate on mouse click so.... im kinda at a loss here.... and considering that the mice in her computerlab at college dont have wheels on them, and it cannot be a rehersed timing incase anyone has questions i need to know what setting to change to fix this thanks alot
7th December 2003
Did you try the pagedown-button?
If you can't find a workaround, the cheap solution would be to BRING a mouse with a wheel to school and plug it in. I know it's not a brilliant computer-genius solution, but it's better than not being able to continue a slide...
Shizzle my nizzle
28th July 2004
Before reading, try MrFancyPant's suggestion.
Ok. The following might not work with your version of Powerpoint unless you have Powerpoint XP - what I'm using to help you.
First, try going to Slideshow > Set Up Show and then make sure that the 'Manually' radio button is selected under 'Advance slides'. If that doesn't work, try adding buttons onto the slideshow which advance the page after being clicked on. To do this, follow these instructions:
Go to Slideshow > Action Buttons and then mouse over the second box from the left on the middle row - it should say 'Forward or Next'. Click this, then click the left mouse button somewhere on the screen (you'll probably want it near the bottom) and it will produce a button which when clicked during the show advances the slide.
It might be a good idea to add in buttons for going back one slide too, in case you miss something. Do this by using the 'Back or Previous' button.