I'm developing a template to use in future projects (in the 2019 version). I'm getting the hang of it pretty well, except for one sticking point.
I'm adding a navigation bar to the bottom of the slides. I realize you can't use traditional buttons, so I made SmartShapes and made buttons out of them with text inside. These work fine. One button to navigate forward to the next slide and one to go back to the previous slide.
My issue: In the actual slide, these are not editable. For example, if I want to change one of the buttons to go back to a different slide (such as the beginning of a section), I can't change the SmartShape text or the actions. Of course I can do it in the master slide, but the problem with that is that it will change all instances of that slide type.
One option would be to go into the master, duplicate the slide, and configure the second version as desired. Is there any other option?
You can attach only one action or advanced action to the success event of a
shape button. Either you need two master slides, one without the button
that has to be edited and the normal one. Or you solve with a conditional
Be careful, do NOT use a template file (cptl) when you have actions, they
You're welcome. I am a big fan of shape buttons, exactly because they can be used on master slides, on quiz slides besides the embedded interactive objects, and timed for the rest of the project. Moreover I love it that you can edit the label on the state in the shape instead of having to switch all the time to the Properties panel.