Is it possible to create a secondary base layer?

I'm creating a software simulation, and want to create a series of layers that can go on every slide that will allow the user to log off of the simulated product. There are multiple buttons to select, a logoff or cancel button, and I want to highlight them like they are in the product when you mouse over them. The issue is that when this layer (the logoff layer) is selected, if the user hovers over the logoff button it will highlight like I want, but if they move away it goes all the way back to the base layer, and not the logoff layer. I'd rather not do this in a new slide, as the logoff window is a popup, and I'd like to be able to see the screen the user is on in the background, to better simulate the actual product. 

If I uncheck the restore on mouse leave button, it will stay on the highlighted button layer, and the only thing the user can do is select that option, the other option is now dead.  What I would like to do is have everything revert back to the logoff layer until cancel is selected, and then it would go back to the base layer.

Is this something that is possible, or am I hoping for too much?

11 Replies
Joe Bauer

I've added a couple changes to attempt to do what I'm looking for, and it still doesn't work. I want to highlight 2 things on the master slide layer, and when I select one go to that slide. The problem is, when I hover over one hotspot and go away, it reverts back to the original slide and slide layer, and now my ability to go to the slide I want is gone. In this example, I want to be able to switch between hovering over "3" and "4", before I decide which one to go to.

Michael Hinze
Joe Bauer

I've added a couple changes to attempt to do what I'm looking for, and it still doesn't work. I want to highlight 2 things on the master slide layer, and when I select one go to that slide. The problem is, when I hover over one hotspot and go away, it reverts back to the original slide and slide layer, and now my ability to go to the slide I want is gone. In this example, I want to be able to switch between hovering over "3" and "4", before I decide which one to go to.

There is no need for the additional layers and hotspots. You can add hover states and triggers to the two buttons, see attached.

Joe Bauer

Thanks Michael, this seems to work now, but it is a bit more tedious to do as now I have to align individual buttons rather than entire screenshots. 

States are not something I'm very familiar with, and there doesn't seem to be a great deal of information on them on the web compared to layers. I really appreciate you introducing me to better ways to use them.