adding to icon set

Is it possible to add a icon to the icon set for buttons and markers?

I created a new one that I would like to reuse. It's a bit tedious to add it to every state (it does seem to work though I notice that is not really recognized as a button icon - because it isn't - just a workaround.

Guessing if this was achievable it would be as one adds character set.

Thanks

Happy thanksgiving! (we had ours up here a few weeks ago, just realized this may not hit many active desktops

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Nancy Woinoski

Hi Jim, I'm from Canada too so no turkey for me.

Unfortunately, you can't add icons to the icon set. If you have created something that you want to reuse, you could create a scene ( that is not linked to any scenes or slides in your project and then place the object on a slide in that scene.

If the scene is not linked to any other slide or scene in your project the slide will not be included in your published project. So this is a handy way of storing objects that you want to reuse.

When working on a new project, you can then use the import storyline function to import the scene that has the objects you want to reuse. 

Not as elegant as being able to add icons to the icon set but it works.  

Jim Handyside

Hi Nancy - thanks!

That's a nice trick. I was working with a button to create a navigation asset that feels app-like. So, as it turns out it's not that tedious since it is not a recurring task.

Related, I have since realized that markers, can be formatted, so one can plug in a unique icon-like graphic using format shape> picture fill. (also making a blank marker transparent is cool too)

Steve Flowers

I've created custom graphic buttons with icons by grouping graphics on top of a button. All objects in a group will trigger the same events (hover, down, selected) for all of the objects in the group. This will also trip any triggers you have on the objects within your group.

I create a custom graphic button and add another multi-state graphic with the same states (or simply add an icon as an overlay, making it easy to swap out the icon with a right-click > change graphic). 

If I want to overlay text or extend the existing buttons, I'll use the text properties to adjust the margins manually to make room for my icon. 

Nancy Woinoski

Jim Handyside said:

Hi Nancy - thanks!

That's a nice trick. I was working with a button to create a navigation asset that feels app-like. So, as it turns out it's not that tedious since it is not a recurring task.

Related, I have since realized that markers, can be formatted, so one can plug in a unique icon-like graphic using format shape> picture fill. (also making a blank marker transparent is cool too)


One other neat thing I learned recently about markers is if you set them to audio only you can use them as regular buttons. You can apply button states using the format painter (or create your own).