Before opening Office PowerPoint 2007, students can create paper storyboards to design the flow of their stories. A storyboard consists of sketches of all the scenes in a story, including all the scenes that readers might possibly jump to while viewing the slide show. It also includes the plan for how to link the slides.
Readers choose from two different paths in this interactive story.
Frequently, an interactive story is made up of slides which consist of a short introductory paragraph plus two possible paths written on hyperlinked buttons. However, there are many possible ways to design interactive stories in PowerPoint 2007.
Create a storyboard
Before opening Office PowerPoint 2007, plan your interactive story on paper. A storyboard (that is, sketches of each page or slide) will help you keep track of the many possible scenes in your story. When you create your story in PowerPoint 2007, each scene will become a slide. If you want to be able to move scenes around as you design your story, try writing each scene on an index card. You can lay out the index cards on a large cork board. Then, use yarn to show how the scenes will link together.