How to have audio on the base layer continue throughout the different slide layers

So I have seen different posts from a while ago about similar problems but I'm new to storyline and still can't figure it out. I want to insert an audio clip of about one minute long on the base layer and I would like that audio clip to continue playing while transitioning to my different slide layers. If someone could help me, I would really appreciate it. 

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Cheryl Hoover

Hi there,

I'm running into the same problem, and I don't have anything checked related to the base layer. Would someone mind taking a look at mine? I want the user to hear the same continuous audio until they click out of this page or the music ends, whichever comes first. I'm sure this audio doesn't add a lot of value, but I thought I'd give it a try. Thanks! 

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Cheryl, 

Thanks for sharing your file here - I'm not sure I'm clear on what you'd like to set up based on what I'm seeing though? I can see that the slide is set to show each layer when clicked, and they all keep the base layer going so the audio continues (there aren't any close layer triggers, so you may want to look at that) and the one layer has a trigger to loop back to this slide - so if you're using the automatically decide or reset to saved state as a part of your slide layer properties, it'll reset them and start the audio over again. I don't see any other options to navigate to other slides though? 

Cheryl Hoover

I was just trying to figure out the audio part. I just wanted the same audio file to keep playing on this slide if they were clicking around on different hotspots. I didn't want it to keep being reset.

I just changed this and it works fine once I set it to resume saved state on the base layer.

Thanks! I'm learning so much this week!