An Easy Method for Controlling Object Appearance with Check Boxes in Articulate Storyline
In a recent blog post, I shared how to control object appearance in Storyline by utilizing an inverse trigger order. It’s a really great technique and worth the watch. After reading the post, a community member asked whether it would be possible to control object appearance via a check box. An example might be that a learner would need to indicate that they had read a particular block of text before the next block of text appears. This is a great question and the answer is “absolutely”. You can accomplish this with hidden states and triggers. Here’s how:
- Add your text objects and check boxes to the screen.
- Leaving the starting text and check box in the normal state, set the starting state of the other text objects and check boxes to “Hidden”.
- Add a trigger to the 1st set of hidden objects (that you wish to appear) to change their state to normal when the user clicks* the first check box.
- Add a trigger to the 2nd set of hidden objects (that you wish to appear) to change their state to normal when the user clicks* the second check box.
*Note: You can accomplish this by using either the “when user clicks” trigger, or when the “state” of the check box button is selected trigger. In my example, I chose to use the states option as it seemed to be a quicker method of production.
I’ll walk you through the process in this Screenr:
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