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Macro Enabled PowerPoint Question.

by siman12 / April 25, 2013 1:50 AM PDT


I am wondering if there is a way for a participant to view a Macro Enabled PowerPoint Show, manipulate the drag/drop objects, and then send that show back to the creator, so that the creator can view how their participant placed the objects.

Any ideas?



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Clarification Request
This sounds like a tool I saw years ago.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 25, 2013 2:09 AM PDT

I'm just guessing here this is a variation of the study folk did with "put the blocks in the pattern" testing. I've seen such in testing software but not anyone has tried it as you noted. The reason I see is it's too finicky and would require the person to have a compatible PowerPoint installed which is costly.

So my answer is no. You should have such created as the usual test app. But I'm guessing that this is the same old test we used years ago and you didn't know about that.

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Test App?
by siman12 / April 25, 2013 4:02 AM PDT


Thank you for your response! Do you mind explaining a bit more about the test app? And the "put the blocks in the pattern" testing. Basically I need ANY platform, does not have to be PowerPoint specific, to enable different users to move objects onto a timeline and save their work to send back to the creator.

I was exploring PowerPoint because, aside from Flash, I don't know how else to accomplish this task.

Thank you!


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 25, 2013 4:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Test App?

But I guessed incorrectly about the application so why go further down that road.

Remember I'm not only an electronics designer but a software author. Why I state this is your "spec' in your top post and the spec in your reply differ. My advice is to state what you want and stick to it.

If you just need the results then why not powerpoint?
If you need " the creator can view how their participant placed the objects" which is more than the final result then that's far beyond what your reply noted and would be very close to a capabilities test I saw years ago.

If you don't write apps, do you have team members that do?
If you have no team members, do you have a budget?

Without a good software spec, I doubt any respectable author will go near this.

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Clarification Request
Just noticed your other post.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 25, 2013 9:08 AM PDT
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