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Re: Using Slide View in mathematica 4.2

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  • Subject: [mg36597] Re: [mg36533] Using Slide View in mathematica 4.2
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 01:14:34 -0400 (EDT)
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Somehow, we at WRI seem to have completely neglected to make any slide 
shows with internal hyperlinks (probably because slide show content, by 
its very nature, is just less likely to need internal hyperlinks), and so 
we never saw this problem.

We'll fix it in a future version of Mathematica, but in the mean time, 
here's a workaround.  The workaround is not exactly can cause 
flashing on screen and may not put the scrollbar in exactly the right 
place...but it does work.

With the slide show you're editing open, perform the following steps:

* Format->Edit Style Sheet...   Choose Import Private Copy (unless you 
want to modify the global style sheet, which I wouldn't recommend unless 
you need this in a lot of notebooks).
* In the stylesheet, open the Hyperlinks group.  Open the group for the 
Hyperlink style with that.
* Place the cell insertion point after the prototype for the Hyperlink 
style and copy/paste the following in (pressing Yes when asked whether to 
interpret the cell):

Cell[StyleData["Hyperlink", "SlideShow"],
  ButtonBoxOptions->{ButtonFunction:>(FrontEndExecute[ {
          FrontEnd`ButtonNotebook[ ], ScrollingOptions -> {
          "PagewiseDisplay" -> False}], 
        FrontEnd`NotebookLocate[ #2], 
          FrontEnd`ButtonNotebook[ ], ScrollingOptions -> {
          "PagewiseDisplay" -> Inherited}]]}]&)}]

* Close the style sheet, then save your slideshow notebook.  Internal 
hyperlinks should now work.


John Fultz
jfultz at
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

On Wed, 11 Sep 2002 03:27:55 -0400 (EDT), Brian Higgins wrote:
>I am interested in creating a slide presentation  using slide view
>mode in Mathematica 4.2. I would like to have hyperlinks between
>different slides ( e.g., a hyperlink in say slide 6 takes me back to
>slide 3).
>I have no difficulty in creating such a hyperlink (using tags) when
>I am in the author mode. But the hyperlink does not work when a
>revert back to slide view mode.
>I guess it has somthing to do with the fact that in author view
>mode your slides are a subset of a single notebook but in slide view
>mode each slide becomes a distinct notebook.
>So my question: Is there a way to reference the individual slides
>using the hyperlink command?
>Thanks in advance for all your help

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