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I'm new to Storyline 360 and I need some help on how to handle something I want to do.

My goal is to have the user hunt a bit for their next field (I'm trying to support the user while having them first try without help or a hint)

I have a shape that I want to display when the user hovers over a section of the screen (near a field) OR when they click into the field.

My shape is called "Rounded Rectangle" and I have two states one hidden and the other "Display Entry Tip". I've added my Rounded Rectangle as two triggers to "Text Entry"

First one

  • Action: Change state of
  • On Object: Round Rectangle
  • To State: Display Entry Tip
  • When: Mouse hovers over
  • Object: Text Entry 1

Second one

  • Action: Change state of
  • On Object: Round Rectangle
  • To State: Display Entry Tip
  • When: User clicks
  • Object: Text Entry 1

Questions

  1. Is there a way to do an either/or style statement? 
  2. Does it matter the order of the triggers (as I said I'm new)
  3. How do you go about initially not providing a hint on a text entry box? 
  4. Should I just give in and do a hint box? My only concern with this is that we're counting correctly done steps, incorrectly done steps, and number of times a user click for a Hint.
1 Reply
Alyssa Gomez

Hi Andrea! You've asked some great questions, and I'm happy to help. 

  1. Is there a way to do an either/or style statement?  In this case, you would need two separate triggers, just as you have already done. The only time you would use and/or statements would be in trigger conditions
  2. Does it matter the order of the triggers (as I said I'm new). Triggers happen in order from top to bottom, but the order doesn't matter in this scenario. The order only matters when you need one trigger to happen before the other.
  3. How do you go about initially not providing a hint on a text entry box? Showing the hint when the mouse hovers over the text box is a good idea. 
  4. Should I just give in and do a hint box? My only concern with this is that we're counting correctly done steps, incorrectly done steps, and number of times a user click for a Hint. This is completely up to you! The community may have advice to share on this topic, so I'll leave this one in their hands.

Are the two triggers you're using working the way you'd like them to? Do you want the hint to remain "stuck" on the slide once the learner has clicked inside the text entry field?