Help with Hidden States

I have a slide that has two magnifying glasses (Mag1 and Mag2). I want the learner to first click on Mag 1 on the main slide where they will go to a layer to see an enlargement. They will close the layer (hide layer) and come back to the main slide to click on Mag 2 and then go to a different layer to see the enlarged picture.  I want to have Mag 2 in a hidden state when the learner first visits the main slide so they are forced to click on Mag 1 first. When they come back to the main slide from visiting layer 1,  I need Mag 2 to be now be visible so they can click on it and go to layer 2. I can't seem to make Mag 2 visible.  I wish I could send the slides, but I can't share the work product. Any advice would be most appreciated. Thank you.

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Catherine Kennedy

Hi Wendy - (Even though I clearly have a profile picture, I had to choose a picture to post this, hence the new pic)

I attached what I'm trying to do, and can't quite seem to get it to work. I need only one magnifier to show on the first slide. When they click on one second layer and close, they should be able to come back to frist slide and see second magifier, but they don't. Clearly I'm missing something! Thanks for any help.

Catherine Kennedy

Hi Joann -Thansk for this help.  I attached what I'm trying to do, and can't quite seem to get it to work. I need only one magnifier to show on the first slide. When they click on one second layer and close, they should be able to come back to frist slide and see second magifier, but they don't. Clearly I'm missing something! Thanks for any help.

Wendy Farmer

Hi Catherine

see your updated file.  I used a T/F variable called visit_layer1 - I have referenced it on the layer so you can see it change and then used that in triggers to control when the mag2 pic changes state.

Sorry, I didn't realise you had your pics on layers I was assuming they were on base layer with my sample above.

Hope this helps - shout out if you need more help.

Joanne Chen

Hi Catherine, Wndy provides another way by using variables. And I provide a way without variables. You can go either way autually. I saw you put the Mags in a new layer rather in the base slide. We can change state of an object in base slide from a layer. But it dosn't allow us to change state of an object in layers form another layer.

However, even though we can't set a trigger in layer 2 to change state of Mag2 in layer 1. We still could change state of Mag 2 in its layer when clicking on Mag 1. Just make sure the sequence of triggers are correct.

Christie Pollick

Hi, Catherine -- Delighted to hear you are all set and that Wendy's solution worked! 

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