[HowTo] Multiple correct answers in a Freeform Hotspot

May 27, 2014

I'm not sure if this has been mentioned before but I happened to come across it today as I was freeforming* in Storyline.

You know how on a freeform hotspot slide you can have zero/one/many incorrect hotspots but only one correct? Turns out you can have as many correct as you like. What you need to do is this follow this procedure :

  • Create a new hotspot freeform slide.
  • Set your correct and incorrect answers - at this point you can only set one correct hotspot, but we will set the rest later, but do go ahead and set all the incorrect ones.
  • Now remove the freeform from the interaction by going to Insert-->Remove Freeform
  • Now copy and paste the correct hotspot (the only green one) to other areas of your screen.
  • Once you've set them all up, then go ahead and revert back to freeform by going to Insert-->Convert to freeform-->Hotspot

With any luck you will end up with something similar to the following :

That's all there is to it.


* That thing you do, when you don't know what to do, but go ahead and do it anyway, instead of getting as far away from the PC as humanly possible.

31 Replies
Patricia McQuaid

Hi Simon,

Thank you for coming back to me.

I've tried recreating a T/F question, as suggested but I can't get the radio buttons themselves to move of screen, I've even tried shrinking and moving both the button and the T/F answer but they won't move off the slide, have you any suggestions?



Wendy Moon

Hello, I did this today in Storyline 360.

I don't know if the new version of Storyline causes this but the one thing I noticed is that after you remove the freeform hotspot, copy and paste the 2nd correct hotspot, select all the hotspots you want as the answer, then add the hotspot freeform question. 

When I didn't select all the correct answers, then added the freeform hotspot it made one choice a correct and the other incorrect.