Global State Changes

I am just wondering if anyone knows if it is possible to do a global state change? I am creating a word find with over 100 squares and it seems the program has real trouble coping with larger number of objects on the page and slows considerably. I need to change the selected state for each square, and having to do that for each individual square combined with the slow reaction time is making it quite a slow and laborious task.

Suggestions anyone? 

3 Replies
Michael Hinze

If you are using the built-in Selected state of an object, there is no need to use triggers. As a built-in state, it will be toggled automatically as a object is clicked/clicked again. If you want to make sure that only one object is selected at any given time, you can create a button set, as described here

Janita Proud

Thanks, Michael. Yes, I realise there are default states and I am using the built in 'selected' state but I am attempting to change that state as the default is not formatted as I need. When I try to reformat, the program just isn't coping. It has now shut down several times. That's why I was wondering if there is a global function to change states - so I can change them all at once, and not one at a time. 

Leslie McKerchie

Hi Janita,

Thanks for reaching out.

The format painter is a good tool to use to apply your custom states to multiple objects, but there is not a global way to do so.

Now, regarding the instability, I'm curious if the issue happens in any course you are working on or just this particular one?

If you cannot re-create the issue in a new course, I would advise to import the file into a new one and proceed.

If it's happening in any/all files, you should certainly conduct a repair of your software.