Controlling timeline of base layer while displaying other slide layers

Sep 13, 2018

Hi. How can I control the timleine of a base layer while slide layers are shown. Idea is to add a audio (text-to-speech) on the base layer. This audio should continue and then controlled with the pause/play button of the player, even while other slide layers are shown.

8 Replies
Leslie McKerchie

Hello Jochen and welcome to E-Learning Heroes :)

Thanks for reaching out. This is certainly something that you should be able to easily set-up. 

Take a look at my sample file attached.

If you're having difficulty with a project that you're working on, feel free to share your .story file and we can take a look.

Jochen Hofmann

Hello Leslie. Thank you for your reply.

Attached you will find your sample with one of my slides added. Probably the behavior is different as I show immediately one of my layers instead the base layer. I will now try to modify my slide in the way, that the content of my layer 1 will come on the base layer.

btw.: the template for this is coming from my global branding team.. :-(

Colleen Brady

I am adding on to this, as I am having a similar challenge. I have used text-talk to convert my notes into audio, but as soon as the layer trigger (which is set on the audio) is reached, the layer appears, and the audio stops. I have tried with both Cue Points and time. I also downloaded the sample.story from Leslie, and do not see what I have set up differently. The problem is on the first slide of the second scene. Early Riding.

Thank you for any help. 

Leslie McKerchie

Hey Colleen,

Thanks for reaching out and sharing your .story file so that we could take a look.

You were so close.

It was the base layer being hidden on your first slide layer, The First Bits, that caused the issue.

Unselecting that option:

As well as manually hiding the base layer items for that layer:

Allow your file to work as you mentioned above.

I've attached your updated file as well.

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