06-14-2010 08:30 AM - edited 06-30-2010 11:41 AM
The "Launch Slideshow" button on the R800 alternates between F5 and ESC when you press it. This is a disaster in some versions of PowerPoint. If you are mid presentation and you hit the button, it sends ESC which drops you out of presentation mode. Press it again, and it sends F5, which starts PowerPoint AT THE BEGINNING. Then you have to very unprofessionally scramble over to your PC and advance slides to where you were.
What I did is download and install AutoHotKey, which is a utility that intercepts and remaps key strokes. I created a simple script that remaps the F5 key to Shift-F5. (Shift-F5 is "Resume" in powerpoint). The one line script looks like this:
Now, if I press the "Launch" button mid show, it still drops out of presentation mode, but if I press it again, it resumes where I left off. (I did not want to disable ESC because you need to press ESC when you really do want to get out!)
06-30-2010 11:40 AM