Tom Kuhlmann has a great tutorial here on how to make the Quizmaker player transparent when publishing inside of Presenter. But did you know there’s not an option to make the center or question area transparent?
By replacing a single file in your Presenter published output, you can now have your PowerPoint backgrounds show through and behind your questions. This can really help streamline your design by keeping a consistent background or theme throughout your presentation.
Please watch the Screenr below to implement this workaround. The patch or file used in the Screenr can be downloaded below.
1. Download the transparentQuiz_v1.0.zip file.
2. Extract the transparentQuiz_v1.0.swf file.
3. Rename the transparentQuiz_v1.0.swf file to match the background file produced when publishing from Presenter and replace – see below:
Note: The above file will always have a different name for every quiz inserted into Presenter. It’s important that this files exists and is not deleted or the Presentation will stall when loading the quiz; this is why we replace the file as opposed to deleting. The transparentQuiz_v1.0.swf file contains a single line of code, that makes the background invisible.
It’s not necessary to work from within the Slide View or to apply a design theme in Quizmaker. I included these steps in the Screenr to help demonstrate what is modified in the published files. A new quiz with default settings will work as long as the slide background is replaced with the renamed transparentQuiz_v1.0.swf file after publishing.
This method is not supported by Articulate.
Articulate Help Document: Quizmaker Colors and Effects
Tom Kuhlmanns Screenr: Create a Quizmaker quiz that is transparent and shows the PowerPoint master background.