How to create custom button (where I would get access to Button Tools ribbon)?

I feel like maybe I am just missing something really obvious here. I have never really used the built in SL buttons that much, I just use shapes and customize them to look how I want, edit states, etc. However, in this case I would really like to create something custom (a rectangle button without the curved corners that is default) that SL recognizes as a button (which I'm indicating by seeing the "Button Tools" option open on the ribbon). 

I'm working with feedback masters, and if I put a non-button "button" on the feedback master, it is not clickable on the actual feedback layer at the slide level. Does that make sense?

Is there a way to a) change the shape of a default button or b) turn a custom shape into a legit button?

Thanks!

Rebekah

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Walt Hamilton
Rebekah Massmann

I'm working with feedback masters, and if I put a non-button "button" on the feedback master, it is not clickable on the actual feedback layer at the slide level. Does that make sense?

 

Does it make sense? Not at all. I mean what you are saying makes sense, but the behavior is a different question.

Ron's suggestion will allow you to easily get the color formatting and states of a button on your shape, and you can write all kinds of triggers for it. Unfortunately, SL probably won't recognize it as a button, and I really can't find any way you have access to this part of the button formatting menu without using a real button.

  

On the positive side, you can start with a button and modify it a lot of ways, including shape, size and color.