Tips to consider before starting:
Once installed, you will find a folder like this on your computer's hard drive. Make sure all the contents are there.
What is HyperStudio?
HyperStudio is anything you
want it to be ... it is a presentation program, a portfolio maker, a
game board ... and much more. With HyperStudio you will be creating a
"stack", each stack is composed of a series of "cards".
STACK METAPHOR: NOTECARDS
All multimedia is contained within a stack EXCEPT for Quicktime movies. HyperStudio makes pointers to them
The default stack for HyperStudio is called Home.stk
Choose about this stack under the objects menu to find out:
HYPERSTUDIO MENU BAR:
To add new card, choose New Card in the Eduit menu (Command N)
The Edit menu lets you delete, copy, cut, paste, etc.. cards like in word processing.
Ready-Made Cards: four ways to begin a new card:
from objects menu, choose about this card this lets you find out:
- card id and name
id # automatically assigned to card by HyperStudio based on initial positioning in the stack
name is one you give to the card
Lock colors let you set a customized background color that may differ from that colors associated with a background image
Marked card is "tagged" so that a button using the places to go action last marked card will move the user to the marked card - no matter where it is located.
Group cards share background and group objects - once you ungroup a card, it can't join the group again.
You can change the size of a card, choose About this Stack from the Objects menu. ALL cards are changed!
Card Action: what happens when arriving at or leaving from a card, choose About this Stack from the Objects menu, click the card action button
To start a new stack, go under File and select New Stack. This dialog box will then appear.
Make sure you understand the different tools located on the File menu under Tools. Make sure to recognize the difference between browse and edit modes.
Selecting a background for you stack or card:
Under the File menu, select
Import Background. Import background loads the background, sharing
backgrounds cuts down file size - this can be done by using group
If you select Disk file, you can choose a background which you created or one that HyperStudio has created.
Moving among your cards:
To move from card to card, use the
Another way to move from card to card is to create "buttons." Buttons are your hotspots on the card which are key to navigation through your stack this is why creating a storyboard is so important. It is helpful to know where the links will be before you create all your cards.
Buttons are the basic way the user assumes control of his/her movement through the stack.
There are two ways to create a button:
1) from the Tool menu,
2) from the Objects menu, select Add a Button
Once you selected Add a Button, a button appearance dialogue box appears with the follow features:
You can activate a
button, simply by passing over the icon
You can have the cursor change as you pass over the icon
show name - you can give
the button a name
show icon - you can select an image to represent the icon (this will bring you to an icon folder where you can make your selection) - also, you can get to this icon folder by clicking the ICON button.
you can modify the icon folder by adding or deleting icons from the folder
NOTE: if you clicked, "I'm an experienced user" at the beginning, you will be able to click the button, "Features ..." , this will give you information about the card and let you check one or more of five boxes: locked, group, hidden, drop off only, no click .
The second dialogue box you will encounter is:
NOTE: Consistency in button placement will help the user navigate your stack.
Once on the card, you can set an action for the button.
You can also set a NBA="New Button Action". NBA are more popular actions for HyperStudio. You can select from a list: Examples of NBA include:
If you want to add a NBA,
the following dialogue box should appear in which you select your
Note: You can also use
Hyperlogo to script action for you buttons. See the manual for more
One of the actions you can select is the Testing Function. If you choose this, you need to set some parameters for testing:
HyperStudio can be used for testing by setting buttons to be either correct, incorrect, ask the user name or have no testing function - if you choose correct or incorrect, the stack is automatically considered a testing stack - it will scan the stack to see what buttons were pressed and then write a text file in the same directory as the stack. File is HS.Test results.
HyperStudio permits you to add graphics. Graphics include: background, clip art, paint tools & graphic objects.
You can get file from:
NOTE: Special effects are done on graphics in the background, NOT on graphic objects.
If you select from disk, you can use your own image or clip art. HyperStudio comes with its own clip art. The following dialogue box lets you select what clip art you want. You MUST use the marquee or lasso tools to select the image you want.
Floating objects in the foreground, use the edit tool (g in a rectangle) to edit object - copy, delete, etc..
Some cool effects for text ...
You can also have ...
When inserting sound, you will get the tape dialog box:
NOTE: sound stored in: "the
stack" - embeds the sound into the stack
sound stored in: "a separate file" makes it a separate file, that can't be shared within a stack
You can either use your own
sound or sound the has been pre-recorded by HyperStudio.
Using sound resources from the Internet:
Need: QT 2.0 or higher, Apple Multimedia Tuner, QT Musical Instrument extension, and SimplePlayer (or other QT player application). In SimplePlayer, save MIDI file as QT MOOV.
Supports: .AIFF, .WAV, Apple IIGS Sounds, MOD sounds also MIDI, if in QT format.
You can play sound from a
CD-ROM by calling up a Tuner box (control panel).
is a run-time version of HyperStudio - it only allows read-only.
This is what you give people to view your stack who do not own
HyperStudio. It is "free-ware". It is located in the directory called
HOW TO LOCK A STACK:
2)Press the Command and 'H' keys, this hides the menu bar
3) Use the HyperStudio
Lock function ... from the Edit menu, choose Preferences, check
REMEMBER: Have fun. Be creative. Be Patient. AND when in doubt, check the manual!