Keeping a layer 'visible' over slides

Hi all

I'm new to Storyline so forgive me if this question has an obvious answer. but is there no way to keep a layer visible over slides?

I have a button on the master slide that when selected shows a graphic. This works fine but when you go the next page, the layer hides itself again until you select the button. Is there no way of it staying on screen?

Thanks in advance,


7 Replies
Sally Burns

Hi. Thanks for the fast response! Yes, I have tried that but that just saves it for that screen. What I wanted was for the layer to be visible on every screen from then on if the user has selected the button.

I'm trying to create a transcript background. If the user has turned the transcript on at the start, I don't want them to have to re-select it on every slide.


Jeanette Brooks

Hi again Sally,

To do what you have in mind, you'd need to use a variable, since it allows you to store information (such as the user's choice about whether to display the transcript) from slide to slide. This way the learner won't need to keep clicking on every slide to display the notes - they'll display automatically if the learner chose that on any prior slide. Here's how I'd approach your situation, and the file's attached at the end of this post in case you'd like to take a look under the hood. Hope that helps. 

Jeanette Brooks

Unfortunately, I don't know of any way to cause a button on a slide master to display a non-master layer (i.e., a layer on the slide itself). Nor is there currently a way to use a trigger on the actual slide to invoke layers within a master. It would be great if master slide elements were visible/accessible on the layer & trigger panes of individual slides.