Demistifying "Button Set"

Fellow Storyliners

Sometime ago, I came across a topic on "Button Set" in the forum but, I can't seem to find it again.  Can anybody point me in the right direction (i.e. what are button set, how to use them etc - screenr would be good)? 

Attached - My attempt to create some buttons sets (using Tom's example)

Jilo

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john faulkes

At its simplest, grouping a series of buttons into a button set means that when the learner sees them they can only ever select one from the group. Storyline manages all the states very nicely.

If you have another group that you want to work in this way on the same slide, select them all, right click and create a new button set.

Typically for each button set you will set up one variable. On a submit button, if for example you had three buttons in the set, you would create three triggers. You might for example set the variable to 1 if the first button is 'selected', 2 if the second, and so on.

JOhn.a.

john faulkes

One major use is if you wished to make your own likert-scale questions,

For example, I created a questionnaire where each question has two extreme views, at the left and right of a range of five rating buttons. There is no storyline quiz template that does this.

Another use is that I wanted to create a multi-choice question where feedback on each answer is provided as soon as you click the button, rather than having to submit.

John.a.

Meryem M

Bruce,

I think the reason that I like button sets is because I am doing Real Simple Stuff on my slides.  I'm pretty sure you Master Heroes never use the templates like "Simple Tabs."  Here is an example using the downloaded template from Articulate.

The downloaded template has 5 buttons (tabs) on one slide which open five layers on that slide.  With a button set, only one tab is ever in the Selected state at a time. 

I took the same slide, selected all the buttons, right-clicked and set them to Button Set/None.  Now, if a button is in the selected state, it will take a trigger to get it out. Simply clicking another button (tab) no longer works.   So, I get multiple selected buttons at the same time.

Button sets for mean that a whole lot of writing triggers is unnecessary and the obvious logic works automatically.

FWIW, the story file with the two slides is attached.

Phil Mayor

Meryem M said:

Bruce,

I think the reason that I like button sets is because I am doing Real Simple Stuff on my slides.  I'm pretty sure you Master Heroes never use the templates like "Simple Tabs."  Here is an example using the downloaded template from Articulate.

The downloaded template has 5 buttons (tabs) on one slide which open five layers on that slide.  With a button set, only one tab is ever in the Selected state at a time. 

I took the same slide, selected all the buttons, right-clicked and set them to Button Set/None.  Now, if a button is in the selected state, it will take a trigger to get it out. Simply clicking another button (tab) no longer works.   So, I get multiple selected buttons at the same time.

Button sets for mean that a whole lot of writing triggers is unnecessary and the obvious logic works automatically.

FWIW, the story file with the two slides is attached.


That is a nice example.  A button set also allows you todo things like multiple radio button questions on one slide (each combination is a button set)

Jilo Esmail

Fellow Storyliners

Thanks for the prompt response and even an example to help.  This forum truly rocks!

I am not 100% there yet with Button Sets but, I have to admit, I can see if used correctly, it can reduce time and effort as stated by Phil.

Once again, thanks for all the feedback.

Jilo

James Wagner

Just letting you know, this functionality simply doesn't work or some important information has been omitted from this thread. I've been banging my head against a wall with button sets for a couple of hours now and I can select every button in the set - the states of the already-selected buttons DO NOT CHANGE. Could someone post a working set of instructions?