The cursor animation for the most one-page slide cannot be displayed

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Cory_2023
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The cursor animation for the most one-page slide cannot be displayed

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Hi Tim:
Long time no see, hope everything goes well.
I had a problem with using helpxplain to make a course: when the cursor was on the last page, it didn't animate.
The reason is that it is set to "execute on slide exit", and after it there is no slide left, it cannot exit the page.It is also impossible to show animations.
Now the solution is to add a page after it. But sometimes I don't need to add a new page, how do I solve this problem?
Best wishes for you!
Cory
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Re: The cursor animation for the most one-page slide cannot be displayed

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Hi Cory,

You can change how the cursor is animated yourself: Select the cursor object in the editor. Then change Start on: in the Animations toolbar from Side Exit to Slide Entry. You can also change the animation type, and the order in which it appears, if there are other animations on that slide (Reorder Animations tool). You may also want to add a Delay before it starts.
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Re: The cursor animation for the most one-page slide cannot be displayed

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Hi Tim:
I did it again according to the method you provided, and it worked very well.
I also have a suggestion for cursor animation: add a setting - "hide before animation",
the cursor does not need to move and click, it is not visible,
so that it does not obscure the screen.
Thank you again for your answer and have a good time!
Cory
Tim Green wrote: Thu Mar 16, 2023 2:35 pm Hi Cory,

You can change how the cursor is animated yourself: Select the cursor object in the editor. Then change Start on: in the Animations toolbar from Side Exit to Slide Entry. You can also change the animation type, and the order in which it appears, if there are other animations on that slide (Reorder Animations tool). You may also want to add a Delay before it starts.
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Re: The cursor animation for the most one-page slide cannot be displayed

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I also have a suggestion for cursor animation: add a setting - "hide before animation", the cursor does not need to move and click, it is not visible, so that it does not obscure the screen.
You can achieve this with a trick, using the Group function: First, create your cursor animation. Then create a small shape and make it invisible by turning off both its border and its fill. Put it next to the cursor, select both and then select the Group tool to group them together. Then apply a Show or Fade In animation to the group, and select Reorder Animations to put the group animation before the cursor animation. Then the group will show the cursor, and after that the cursor animation will run. The shape will be in the wrong place, but that doesn't matter because it is invisible. 8)
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Re: The cursor animation for the most one-page slide cannot be displayed

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Hello Tim:
Thanks for the solution, it was very helpful. Sometimes, however, too many cursors are used in the work, which makes it cumbersome to handle. Adding such an option in later versions will improve production efficiency. I've been making a lot of courses with HX lately, and I'm getting higher and higher, but my expectations for HX are getting higher and higher, and from time to time an idea pops up, maybe the current expression is too fragmented, and after a while there will be an idea summary.
Cory
Tim Green wrote: Fri Mar 17, 2023 6:55 am
I also have a suggestion for cursor animation: add a setting - "hide before animation", the cursor does not need to move and click, it is not visible, so that it does not obscure the screen.
You can achieve this with a trick, using the Group function: First, create your cursor animation. Then create a small shape and make it invisible by turning off both its border and its fill. Put it next to the cursor, select both and then select the Group tool to group them together. Then apply a Show or Fade In animation to the group, and select Reorder Animations to put the group animation before the cursor animation. Then the group will show the cursor, and after that the cursor animation will run. The shape will be in the wrong place, but that doesn't matter because it is invisible. 8)
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Re: The cursor animation for the most one-page slide cannot be displayed

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Hi Cory,

A major update to HelpXplain will be coming this year and we are adding this suggestion to the Wish List. :)
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