HyperStudio - A Great Way to Start a Presentation

  1. *You can drop an image, selected images, or a folder of images on to the HyperStudio application icon, or to a point in the storyboard to instantly create cards for each image. (demonstrated in video #1 at HyperStudio Test Drive page.

  2. *Almost any file from a desktop folder can be dropped on to a graphic object (or the card, button, or any object) to make links that "play" those media files when they are a sound, animation or movie, and to create links to open them in their own applications when they are files such as a Google Earth placemarks, urls for web-pages, etc.  (demonstrated in Solar System in 60 Seconds video.) 

  3. *In the case of Google Earth placemarks, once the placemark file is drag-and-dropped, the original placemark file is no longer needed, because the location and view data is saved within the stack itself. (demonstrated in video #3 in the HyperStudio Introductory Videos page.

  4. *You can drag the url line directly from a browser window address line to a graphic object (or the card, button, or any object) to make the link. (Clicking on the object opens that web-page). (Also shown in the Solar System in 60 Seconds video.) 

  5. *You can drag the "link" button in the browser window while viewing Google Maps on to a button or graphic object to return to exactly that location and view. (demonstrated in Google Earth/Maps video.)

  6. *HyperStudio has a "Ready Made Cards" menu item that supports sub-folders.  Ready Made Cards stacks can be more than one card, and this makes it easy to save the often-used sub-topics of a presentation, and then instantly insert the entire sub-topic into a new presentation as you are creating it.

  7. *You can make the "another card" connection for any object (graphic object, button, movie, etc.) to any card in a presentation by dragging the image of a given card in the Card Index on to the graphic object (or other) on the card itself.  That is shown at the end of video #1 in the HyperStudio Introductory Videos page.

  8. *You can connect any object to another stack file by dragging the stack icon from the desktop on to the object.

  9. *HyperStudio automatically creates a “Comments & Attributions” list for all the media in a project with the urls for the source of each media item (when available) that is put into a project, so that later when you're wondering, "Where did I get that image?", the answer is in the stack itself.

  10. *Easily replace graphic objects by dragging a new image from a browser window, desktop, iPhoto, or other application to the thumbnail image of an existing graphic object in the Objects Browser.

  11. *Presentations can be exported as a video with your narration of the cards.

  12. *HyperStudio brings out your own individual look and style that differentiates you as a presenter.

  13. *Unique effects in your presentations such as idea-space panning, comic-style visuals, token-based narrative, and other innovative techniques.