how do I continue close captioning onto next slide without having to reclick

I've created my closed captioning box.  But when I go to the next slide, I have to recheck - to reopen the closed captioning layer.

How can I click once - and leave the closed captioning layer on - until when the user wants to turn it off (maybe slides later).

please see attachment

 

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carl nestor

Hi Ashley

thank you for responding.
My client wants the closed captioning on the bottom. Its all slides with audio narration, no video.
the URL you give is for video closed captioning.

Would it be possible to look at my file and suggest (or add) the necessary variable to make it work?
thank you
carl

carl nestor

Hi Nancy

I see how to make a closed caption on ONE page.
but how do I get the closed caption action to continue on future pages without have to click on each page?

The one example dealt with video and timing for the closed caption. I don’t have that need.
I want to turn on close captioning on Slide One, and continue through the slides, without having to click “CC” on each page.

How do I do that?
thank you
carl

Nancy Woinoski

Hi, I tried opening your attached file to see how you have things set up but there is something wrong with the file so can't open it.

If you take a look at the blank slide layout on the slide master in file that I gave you--  you'll see there are two slide layers. One is called CC Toggle and the other is called showTranscript.

The CC Toggle layer controls how the button looks and works. The showTranscript layer controls how the transcript text looks and where it is positioned.

If you click on the CC Toggle layer you will see 4 triggers. The first trigger is used to show the "showTranscript" layer when  a true/false variable called transcriptToggle is set to true. The secton trigger hides the "showTranscript" layer when the variable is false.  The Third trigger is used to keep the "showTranscript" layer open across all the slides as long as the transcriptToggle variable is true.

The 4th variable which is on the button itself changes the transcriptToggle variable each time the button is clicked. So the first time the user clicks the button the variable will change to true, the second time it will change to false and so  on.

carl nestor

Hi Nancy

Thanks for your patience!

I did look at your example.
It showed five buttons for one slide.
as the text was read, the buttons triggered a new closed caption.

But what if you have slide show of 25 slides?
Does the user have to click the CC on each new slide? In essence, clicking 25 times?
Is there a way that they can activate the close captioning once? Or turn it on and off as desired? (but not each slide?)

I looked at your URL example by the other person. It was for video. Maybe I’m missing something? Maybe I’m just not following.

Here is a new Storyline file.
As you can probably tell - I need all the help I can get!
Is it possible to activate the closed captioning layering without having to click again when you go to the next slide?

thank you
Carl

Nancy Woinoski

I am not sure what URLs you are referring to. I attached a story file to the post. I am not at my PC right now so don't have access to the file right now to resend. If the user clicks the button to open the closed captioning on the first slide it will remain open until the click to close it so should stay open even if there are 25 slides.

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Carl,

It looks like you may be responding via email, and if so, attachments are not uploaded to the forums. You'll need to visit this page to upload the files using the "add attachment" button.

I'm certainly not a designer, so I'll defer to folks in the community in terms of other set up methods for CC. Best of luck! 

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Carl,

Without seeing your file, it's difficult to say - and I know you were discussing this in another thread with Nancy but I don't see a file there either. Since it's more of a design/how to behavior - I'll have to defer to community folks, but it's always best if you can share your .story file here so that they can take a look at what you've set up. 

Nancy Woinoski

Carl a live demo will not help you in this case because you need to understand what is going on under the covers. I suggest you download my storyline file and publish or preview it to see how it behaves and then take  look at how the variables and triggers are set up. I've attached the file here for you.  I am afraid I can't do much more for you. good luck.

carl nestor

Hi Nancy

Thank you for taking the time with me.

your example looks good. However, I won’t use the first slide, because the amount of text makes the font size small. so, that would seem to be counter-accessible. the second slide looks good. I just have to figure out how you used the variable to do this.

Right now, I’m trying “show/hide layers” with a scrolling panel. This gives me a lot of control over consistent font size.
I’ve watched this tutorial over and over. http://www.articulate.com/support/storyline/how-to-create-closed-captioning-in-storyline
But I’m still having problems getting the persistence to work across the slides.
I think it has to do with “resetting the initial state” of the slide property.

I wonder if I can make one slide with the properties, and just copy and paste the entire slide?

I’m using Storyline2, so I’m not sure if this was a factor in being able to open my file..?

thank you
carl