Anyway to remove Menu in Preview

Oct 10, 2012

I have not yet Published my training (I am working on the free trial, so I don't know if I should publish or not, and if so, to where?).

My quesiton is:  I don't like the fact that students can cheat and use the menu to skip sections of the training, can even go to the end.  Is this something that is not available to the students once the training is Published?  Or, is it always an option.  If it is an option, can it be turned off (and how?)?

Thanks again for all of the help I've gotten!

36 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi David,

If you remove the buttons, but still allow for Swiping you shouldn't see the bar. 

  1. In Story View, select all the slides in your course.
  2. Uncheck the Prev and Next buttons so they won’t appear on your course player.
  3. Mark the Prev and Next swipe gestures so learners can still swipe between slides if they want.

Hope that helps! 

Kyle Enns

Hi Ashley,

I'm actually experiencing the same issue David was having in my Storyline 3 file. I have the menu completely disabled and no separate menu settings on any of my slides. The black bar still appears for me (see attached image). Any chance you could take a look at my file?

Vinodh Kumar Thangamani

Hello Leslie,

Good Day!

I have the same issue as Kyle faced in Storyline 360.

1- I have unchecked all tabs in Slide Properties (Check attached image - Slide Properties)

2- I have unchecked Menu, Notes, etc in Player Properties yet the bar (right, left, top & bottom) still appears. Plus I can still see PREV & NEXT buttons despite unchecking the tabs in Step 1 (Check attached image - Player Properties)

3- Check attached image - Preview to see how the preview appears after I publish the entire storyline file. 

I would really appreciate if you help me resolving this issue. 


Leslie McKerchie

Hello Vinodh, and welcome to E-Learning Heroes. 😊

I appreciate you sharing the images to display what you are experiencing with your project file. 

I want to take a look at your project file to investigate what's happening with your permission. You can share it publicly here or send it to me privately by uploading it here. I'll delete it when I'm done troubleshooting.

Katherine Lewis

Hey there - I'm having the same issues with the "Menu" button that won't go away. I clicked all the things I need to click, but to no result. I figured out that it was a feature of a slide template I had incorporated into my project that then changed all the subsequent slides to have the menu button.

Solution - Create a new project, and CTRL+Select everything (NOT CTRL+A - that seemed to pick up the menu button feature) and then CTRL+V to the blank slide. 

I had to do this with each slide. Tedious, time consuming, and not ideal but it fixed the issue.

Marijana Zelenovic

hello Mike,

I did try everything suggested here but I still have the issue with removing the menu for the whole project. The only thing that works is removing the menu from the slide properties, but my project is large and it would be very time consuming to do this for every slide in the project. Can you please advise on this matter?