Copying Triggers

May 23, 2012

Hello All!

I apologize if this was posted in a different discussion, but how do I copy an object and its' trigger and paste it on a different slide?



34 Replies
Philippe JEANTY

Any update about this in SL3 ? I have a slide with 39 layers and 20 of them have 20 similar triggers, any creative way to no have to cut and past 380 triggers ? Copying to an object did not work and all the variables need to be reset each time which is not much less work then redoing all the triggers...

Easier options welcomed :)

Walt Hamilton

Lots of easier ways, depending on what you want to have at the end.

Import slide to new story. Everything comes intact. Select unneeded objects (If any), including unwanted layers and hit delete.

Copy Slide to new location. Everything comes intact. Select unneeded objects (If any), including  unwanted layers and hit delete.

Copy layer and paste on new slide. Everything comes intact. Select unneeded objects (If any), and hit delete.

Copy layer. In Story view, select thumbnail and press CRTL-V. Layer and everything on it is copied to selected slide. Can be repeated multiple times without copying again.

General rule of thumb: It is much easier to copy and paste everything and delete the unwanted than nearly any other method of duplicating.

Walt Hamilton

To Whom it may Concern:

Heads up for future work-flow method. Create one object and perfect the triggers. Then copy and paste the object. The triggers go with it, and then the object can be easily changed. With many and/or complicated triggers, it is much easier to change the shape or object than it is to change the triggers.

The way triggers are attached to objects, I'm not sure we'll ever see a working method of copying a bunch of triggers from here to there. All the containing objects, and all the mentioned objects have to be very nearly identical, or you have to do a bunchy of editing, which can also be problematic.

Ren Gomez
Hi Everyone,
We just released another update for Storyline 360 and included a few important fixes and new features that you'll see in the release notes here.  
A new enhancement is now you can select multiple triggers and edit them all at once. Easily copy, paste, move, disable, and delete triggers in bulk!
Just launch the Articulate 360 desktop app on your computer and click the Update button for Storyline 360. Details here. Please let us know if you have any questions, either here or by reaching out to our Support Engineers directly.

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