How to reset image location?

Greetings -

I have an activity where the user clicks and drags a small image to various places over a background image (to hear sounds). The dragged item may visually "get lost" at times and I thought it would be nice to allow the user to click a button to re-position the dragged item to its start location. 

Anyone know how I can do this? 

Thank you all again,


6 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Amy,

If things are not working as expected, can you first please confirm that you're working on your project files as described here:

  • Work on your local drive (your C: drive).Working on a network drive or a USB drive can cause erratic behavior, includingfile corruption, loss of audio, and other unexpected behavior. 
  • You should also make sure the directory pathto your project files and your published output is less than 260 characters(for example C:\Articulate).
  • Avoid using special characters, accents orsymbols in your file names.

You may also want to try importing it into a new project as described here.  

Amy Nicholson

Hi Ashley -

Thank you - I was out for a few days, just getting back. 

I have done a lot today to try and resolve this issue, and finally realize that there was a slide it did not like - deleted that slide and it is working. Not sure why or what. 

However, I now am back to my original problem (which I thought I had solved, but apparently not). That is, I would like to have a button that, when clicked, will reset an image to it's original start location. I thought be having a button take the user to the same slide, it would reset the slide and thus the image location but that is no longer working. 

Do you (or anyone) know if this is possible? 

Thank you again,


Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Amy,

Thanks for the update on your file and I'm glad you were able to find that one problematic slide and remove it.

In regards to your resetting an object to it's initial location - there isn't a default trigger for that in Storyline (assuming you've dragged or moved the object) but using the "jump to slide trigger" should work, if the slide's revisiting properties are set to "reset to initial state" and that would bring the slide back to how the user first saw it. 

Feel free to let us know if you need anything else.