Locking navigation in a presentation

Hi all,

I have a request from a client to lock completely the presentation. I do not like such requests as I have always at the end a test that can prove if the learner has understood the content of my course. So normally I set free navigation in player properties and in slide properties I set by user in column advance.

The request of the client is following: the user has to view all slides! I have not a lot of experience in using Articulate and in my presentation I have a lot of hidden slides and a particular branching situation... could you help me in finding the best way to fit such a request?


3 Replies
Silvia Vantusso

Thanks Brian.

The screenr was very useful. Unfortunately I still have a problem.

If I use Restricted (in the Navigation Tab) I have some problems as I have at the beginning of my presentation 4 hidden slides. So the behaviour is following: the presentation starts and then stops at once with no possibility of going forward as I have some hidden slides at the beginning.

I put the hidden slides at the beginning to solve another problem I had. Some visibile slides after hidden slides did not appear in the outline tab. Both (visible and hidden were at the same level 2).

As in the post


I found the solution and I put my hidden slides at the beginning of the presentation changing branching accordingly.

Now I need to solve the issue of restricted navigation or going backward the issue of hidden slides.

Thks again for your support.


Brian Batt

Hi Silvia,

We'll need to get your project files so that we can take a closer look at what's happening.  Please create an Articulate Presenter package, then upload the zip file to our server. You can review how to do this here: 

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Upload the resulting zip file from your computer to our server using this upload form: 

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