Delay next button appearance

Jul 03, 2013

I have several layers that advance automatically at end of timeline. The main slide has next button to advance through course. But, I only want the next button to appear after all the layers have been visited. I tried setting a condition except there was no option for "after layer visited" or anything similar.

Is what I'm trying to do possible?


7 Replies
S. Yu

You could add a T/F variable that toggles the Next button when the timeline on the last layer ends.

  1. Add a T/F variable and set its default to false.
  2. On the base layer, add the condition "If T/F variable is equal to true." to the Next button.
  3. On the last layer that plays automatically, the one where you want the Next button to become active, add a trigger that says "Adjust variable of T/F variable to true when the timeline of this layer ends." 

So the Next button only becomes "true" when the timeline ends on that last layer, enable the Next button to work. 

Hope that works! 

Mike Taylor

Hi Lynn, it's not possible to delay the appearance of the built-in player's next button but you could make it only work after those layers have been completed.  For example, if you put a condition on the next button to jump to next slide (or whatever you're jumping to) but only when the timeline of your last layer has completed.  Any chance that could work for you?

Or if you a custom next button on your slide is an option you could delay the appearance of that as you described .

Leslie McKerchie

Hi Nancy!

Thanks for sharing your file and allowing me to take a look. I did not see the behavior on the slides you referenced above, so I assume you meant 1.2 and 1.5 and those are the ones I took a look at. 

On 1.2 you had the wrong slide items set to trigger the Next button going back to normal as well as utilizing a Jump to Slide vs Hide Layer trigger on your layers. This is why the Next button would disappear.

On 1.5, it was the same plus I don't know where the Button 1 you were referring to is, so I removed that and set the layers to hide vs Jumping to base slide as well.

Hope this helps.

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