My viewers' screens do not change when I advance to the next slide....

Showing 1-8 of 8 messages
My viewers' screens do not change when I advance to the next slide.... ppin 1/19/09 2:13 PM
I would like to control the slide that my audience sees.  However, in practicing this ahead of time, my viewer's screen does not change when I advance to the next slide.  Is this a bug?  Or have I done something incorrectly?  I tried doing it before and after 'publishing' the document, I am using firefox on xp, and my 'viewer' was using a mac.
Re: My viewers' screens do not change when I advance to the next slide.... Steve 1/21/09 3:15 PM
Hi ppin,

While in presentation mode, what are you and your viewer seeing at the top right of the screen?

Also, in case you haven't yet seen our help center article related to following along with the presenter, I've included a link below.

-Steve
Re: My viewers' screens do not change when I advance to the next slide.... ppin 1/21/09 3:30 PM
Hi Steve,

Well, it would give me the 'Take control of presentation' option, which I always took, of course.  We tried it tons of times, considering that as a possible impetus for the problem, so I'm sure that the timing on when I took control of it was not the source of this issue.

Then, my 'viewer', which was my husband (because I was doing a test-run) would show up in the sidebar when he clicked the link I'd emailed him.  Almost simultaneously, it would say he had joined then he had left.  Of course, he had not intended to leave.  When he clicked the link, he saw the presentation and could scroll through himself, but I was not in control of the screen.

Tonight, after getting your response, I tried to email the link to him again.  Now it's giving him (for less than 1 s) a link that says "view presentation with others" before he can click the link, it says "joining this presentation online" but never changes from there.  also for him, it shows both of our names under the 'listed audience members'

I have recently recieved this email from you, so would be willing to do another trial with you as my 'viewer' if that would help to discover the bug.
Re: My viewers' screens do not change when I advance to the next slide.... Steve 1/21/09 6:23 PM
Hmm...I've actually come across this particular issue a couple of times before. In both cases, users were able to take care of the problem by verifying whether they were inadvertently signed out from the Talk gadget on their iGoogle
homepage. Could you ask your husband to double-check if this is the case?

You can visit your iGoogle homepage at http://www.google.com/ig

Thanks!
Steve
Re: My viewers' screens do not change when I advance to the next slide.... ppin 1/22/09 3:00 AM
Steve,

I got it working now!  Thank you so much for your attention and prompt responses. 

I am trying to defend my dissertation (remotely, via CMC) at the University of Louisiana while I am working on a postdoc in The Netherlands!  I really wanted to use google and to have the defense presentation be as much like face-to-face presentations as possible.  This is exactly why I want to use google!  Now that I've got the technical stuff all worked out, I can focus on the content!

Thanks
Roxi
Re: My viewers' screens do not change when I advance to the next slide.... ppin 2/7/09 10:19 AM
I'm having trouble with the presentations again.  My viewers are signed in to Google Talk, but when they open the share presentation link, they do not appear as audience members on my screen, and they do not see the sidebar on their screens. I am not able to control which slide they are seeing. 
Re: My viewers' screens do not change when I advance to the next slide.... wspademan 2/26/09 4:59 PM
Hi Roxi and Steve,

I have had similar problems. Some people can follow along fine, while others (3 out of 15 or so) just get the "Joining this presentation online..." message in the upper right and that's as far as they get. From my point of view, they seem to join and leave immediately.

So today I asked a friend to work with me to find the problem. We created a very simple 2-page presentation and made us both "collaborators". I could open it fine, but even on his own (without me having anything open) he could not get past the "Joining this presentation online..." message. He and another participant who was unable to follow my presentation both have very new computers with lots of fancy security features and one of them has had issues installing the latest version of Flash (which Google Presentations use), so we are guessing it's a problem with one of those.

We finally gave up. Our workaround (while we wait for Google tech to catch up) is to have those people who can't view the presentation "together" do this:
1. View the presentation in a large window at the top or bottom of the screen.
2. Use the remaining space to "View Presenter Notes" (We use that presenter notes to give them clues as to when to click.)

This is a pain in the neck, though, because the participants have to position and size their windows, which delays the start of the presentation and makes the whole event look unprofessional.

William Spademan
Re: My viewers' screens do not change when I advance to the next slide.... izenmike 4/19/10 8:47 AM
I have the same issues.  I have to click on "Take Control" for every slide, then that slide is updated on the viewer's.  Not very "robust".