Trigger on Previous button

Martin Talbot

26 posts

Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 7:21 AM  

Hello ...

I'm working with the Trial version of Storyline at the moment (and thoroughly enjoying the experience, I might add!).


My query is as follows:


I have a quiz with two custom-made screens for correct and incorrect feedback. Once the feedback (either correct or incorrect) appears and I select Next, I am taken to the next screen in the sequence (Screen 4, for argument's sake).


Currently, if I select the Previous button on Screen 4, I am taken back to whichever feedback screen I visited, and then a second Previous takes me on back to my quiz.


I want the Previous button on Screen 4 to take me straight back to my quiz - but when I set up a trigger, the Previous button does not appear as an object in the trigger wizard.


Am I missing a trick, or is this a feature currently?


By the way, the Prev and Next buttons do appear on my Screen 4.









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Russ Still

634 posts

Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 7:23 AM  

Yep, you got it right. In the current version the "Prev" button is untriggerable. There was some debate about that during the beta test.

User Rank Phil Mayor

10,133 posts

Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 7:23 AM  

Hi Martin


There is no way to add a trigger on the previous button.  This was feautre requested many times so is hopefully on the way.


The only work around is to remove the player buttons and use custon next/previous buttons on your slides


The previous and next buttons are on the player so dont appear on the screen

Martin Talbot

26 posts

Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 7:27 AM  

OK - thanks - it's not a disaster - at the least the original route is retraced accurately.

Thanks for the speedy reply! 

User Rank Brian Batt

5,068 posts

Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 7:35 AM  

If you'd like to see support for a Previous button that can be triggered, submit a feature request to us by using the link below:


In the meantime, the Previous button acts just like the Back button in your browser.  It'll always go back to the previous slide the end-user viewed.

User Rank Brian Batt

5,068 posts

Posted Thursday, August 09, 2012 at 12:42 PM  

Quick heads up:  Articulate Storyline Update 1 supports triggering the Previous button.  For more information on this update, see the link below:

Parag Makode

10 posts

Posted Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 5:04 AM  

Hi Brian,


I have downloaded Articulate Storyline Update 1. But, if I add trigger on the Previous button, it still takes me to the last visited screen.


Please see the screenshot below.


Please let me know if there is any other way for adding trigger on the Player's Previous button.




User Rank Peter Anderson

10,113 posts

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 9:41 AM  

Hi Parag, 


In your screenshot above, you have "previous slide" selected for where you want the trigger to take your users. Have you tried changing the "Slide:" option to something other than "previous slide"?