Built in button state - Selected - not turning off

Hello all,

Maybe I'm not understanding the selected state button so let me explain what I'm doing.

I am using something similar to the process diagram interactio but for some reason, i can't get the button to switch from the selected state to the visited state when I jump to the next layer.

I've looked at the process interaction slide and can't see any differences.  Can anyone see what I'm missing?

Thanks for all your input

21 Replies
Antony Snow

Hi Ari,

You will need to make all of the buttons a part of the same button set:

  • Select all of your buttons
  • Right-click on them
  • Hover over 'Button Set'
  • Select 'Button set 1'

By doing this, you are effectively only allowing one button to display its 'selected' state.

I also noticed in the attached that with the exception of the button labelled '1' none of your other buttons had a distinctive 'visited' state i.e. it was still black as per the 'normal' state - if you select button 1, double-click on the format painter icon, you can then click on each individual button to apply the same formatting.

Antony

Josh Uhlig

It basically recognizes all buttons of the same set as a group in which only one can be in the selected state at a time.  So instead of creating a bunch of triggers to change selected states back to a normal or visited state, it will automatically trigger those state changes upon selecting a new button.

I don't believe there is any additional functionality beyond that, but would love to hear if there is.

Phil Mayor

James McLuckie said:

Buttons sets was something I hadn't found out about for months. (And public thanks to Phil for showing me this wisdom.)

When I think of the time I wasted setting up triggers (change state of X when Y is ...) for every single button! 


Thanks James, I find this frustrating that an important tool is hidden away in a context menu.

Leslie McKerchie

Thanks for sharing your file and allowing me to take a look Sebastjan :)

Based on the way it looks like you want this to work, I'd suggest adjusting the Slide Properties to Reset to initial state when revisiting:

And have the layer jump back to the slide vs closing the layer:

Check out your attached file and see if that's working more as you expect.

sebastjan f

thank you for your reply Leslie..

my exercise goal is a bit more complex:

- numerous True/False buttons on same page

- check button which gives feedback on correct/wrong true/false answers

- ability to correct the given answers (therefore "reset to initial state" is not an option)

Button set is (as soon as it is in different then "selected/normal" state) not working as I would like/expect it

Ronel Kirby Tingzon
Antony Snow

Hi Ari,

You will need to make all of the buttons a part of the same button set:

  • Select all of your buttons
  • Right-click on them
  • Hover over 'Button Set'
  • Select 'Button set 1'

By doing this, you are effectively only allowing one button to display its 'selected' state.

I also noticed in the attached that with the exception of the button labelled '1' none of your other buttons had a distinctive 'visited' state i.e. it was still black as per the 'normal' state - if you select button 1, double-click on the format painter icon, you can then click on each individual button to apply the same formatting.

Antony

You're the best!