13 Replies
John Papiernik

You might be able to accomplish this by using variables. Every time the user clicks the next button, you could have the variable advance by "x". Then your layer transition could be based on your variable count.

You would also have to add a condition to the next button, as to not advance to the next slide until the variable is => than "y".

I hope that makes sense.

Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Hi Guys,

John, I haven't tried your resolution - I was off thinking in a different direction already. Dan, if you try it, let us know how it works.

My "direction" involved using a custom next button instead of the default one. That may not be what you want, but just if it will work for you, take a look at this story.

I've removed the built-in next button by clicking the little gear icon on the bottom right of the slide layers area and removing the checkmark from the Next checkbox in the Slide Properties dialog box.

Then I inserted buttons on the base layer and on the other layers. Each button includes a trigger that "jumps" to the next layer and finally the next slide when clicked.

If you can't use a custom next button, let us know if John's solution works.

Dan Ryno

I saw you post in the past.  I am just trying to do avoid multiple buttons to advance layers. I have a simple slide where the user clicks the next button to bring in the next layer (not go to the next slide until all the layers appear).  Do you think give me a step by step or could call me to explain the variable? Thanks, Dan 

Brian Allen

The "built-in" Next button that is part of the player GUI will only advance forward to the next slide, not slide layer, I'm pretty sure.

One question I usually end up asking myself in situations like this is does it make sense for my content to be built as slide layers if this is the way I need the Next button to function?  One option would definitely be to break your slide layers out into individual slides...

I don't know why but I often find myself debating when is it best to use slide layers vs individual slides.  Might be nice to see some best practices put together for consideration in these situations.

Ashley W

Brian Allen said:

The "built-in" Next button that is part of the player GUI will only advance forward to the next slide, not slide layer, I'm pretty sure.

You can make the next button show a layer, but unless you do what John did, it will only work on that one layer. 

I never considered what John did, but that's a very simple obvious work around. 

Someday, I'm going to start thinking variables quicker than I do right now.  As it stands, I usually have to be smacked in the face with how obvious an answer those are.