Avoiding text overlay when using States

Hello Articulate Community!

Per the attached file, how do I control States, better? As the file is now, the learner will click on I and see text, click on N and see text. Yet, if they go back to click on I again, the N and I text will show.  I'd like the learner to be able to go back and click on a letter and only see the text associated with that letter.

Thank you!


11 Replies
Maria Costa-Stienstra

Hi, Holly.

Thank you for reaching out and sharing your .story file! 

In Storyline, there are various ways of achieving the same result through different methods. I am looking forward to what others in the community might suggest for you.

In the meantime, my suggestion would be to use layers instead of states. It will give you better control of when and how the textboxes will appear.

I am attaching an edited version of your file using layers, as an example.

Let me know if this helps!

Holly Greene

Hi Maria!

I'm just getting back to this file and thank you so very much for your help.

I'll take your advice and use Layers.  Thank you so very much for creating the sample file to view too!

I'd love to learn if there's a path to using States like we're using Layers.

Thanks again, Maria!



Walt Hamilton

No triggers needed. The beauty of the built-in states is that they are born knowing what to do.  In fact, if you create a trigger to duplicate the built-in action, it has been known ot cause problems. Be sure you select all the buttons, and make them part of one Button set.