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Powerpoint Link? - Visio

I have an organizational chart in powerpoint made up of several slides.  The chart was made in Visio and I would like to know if it is possible to click on an shape which will open up another slide where I can further expand the chart to the next level?
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bruintjeCommented:
Hello zubin6220,

you could try something like

1. insert a shape on slide 1
2. rightclick the shape, click Action Settings
3. on the Mouse Click Tab, check the Hyperlink to
4. in the list choose the slide you need to link to on the click of the shape

hope this helps a bit
bruintje
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zubin6220Author Commented:
bruintje,
I had tried that but since the slide is linked to a visio file when I create a hyperlink on a shape to display another slide, it associates the hyperlink to all objects within the slide.  It doesn't let me hyperlink for a specific object (all objects get the same hyperlink).  I assume the problem is caused by using Visio for all the objects and not powerpoint objects??
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bruintjeCommented:
not sure if understand this correct

the other slide contains a chart from a visio diagram and you to link the shape to that chart, i see what you mean with the hyperlink linking to the other slide it is not specifically linked to the visio chart

if this is what you need i think a small bit of vba would help
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zubin6220Author Commented:
yeah, it is starting to get confusing. I'll try to explain.
If a person sticks solely to using powerpoint for their charts/shapes then yes, hyperlinks will work.  What I did was to use Visio (because it presents a better chart).  Then I inserted the Visio drawing as an object to a slide.  That being said, I would like to be able for the user to be able to click on a particular object in the slide (a shape on the visio drawing) and then be directed to another slide.  Whenever I try to isolate just one object in the slide/drawing it applies the hyperlink to the whole slide/drawing instead of just the individual shape within the slide.

I hope that defines what I am attempting to do.  I wouldn't think that this is something that is unusual?
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dbase118Commented:
Is it possible to UNGROUP the Visio drawing after inserted. After inserting click on the word DRAW in the drawing toolbar and see if it will let you ungroup the inserted images.
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meintsiCommented:
Why not hide "invisible - clickable" objects on the slide 'overtop' of the VISIO diagram to get the functionality you want?
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ddhammCommented:
To elaborate on what dbase said:  Copy the chart in Visio, go to PowerPoint and select Edit/Paste Special/and select picture.  Double click on the picture to get a prompt that asks if you want to convert it to a microsoft drawing object and say yes.  Go to the Draw menu and select ugroup.  This can cause objects to make more parts than you would want (so you may have to group parts of things such as lines around boxes).  But this is a way to separate the elements of the artwork to do the kind of links that you want to.

DeeDee
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zubin6220Author Commented:
ddhamm,
PasteSpecial only brings up a window with choices of Picture (windows metafile) and Picture (enhanced metafile).  I select windows metafile and click on the picture and only get the 'format picture' menu.
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ddhammCommented:
ok, did you try clicking on the picture and selecting ungroup from the Draw menu?

This only works if the shapes are actually vector shapes (and its not a bitmap image)

DeeDee
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zubin6220Author Commented:
ddhamm,

Finally got it working.  Thanks for your help
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