Linking Between Scenes in Storyline

Hi, I'm having trouble creating the links between my various Scenes in Storyline. I have watched the movie that is presented as an explanation for this issue, but following the tips (basically Ctrl-C and then Ctrl-V) doesn't solve my problem. 

Here's what I'm trying to do. I have six scenes. I want the viewer to watch them in linear order (with menu so they can bounce around if they wish). 

Right now I am having trouble doing the following:

1. Removing links that exist already between scenes. I can hover over the link while in Story View, right click and select the Link to Scene option, but that doesn't change things. Ideally, I guess I'd like to get back to a "starting point" so I could have six scenes arranged in a horizontal row and then begin creating links from there, but I'm unable to do this.

2. Linking scenes in the order I intend. I have tried the Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V method explain in a how-to video. Sometimes that works, sometimes it doesn't. I have also tried clicking on the "lock" symbol in Story view that lets you link to a scene, but that doesn't seem to work. And, I have tried hovering over the blue arrows that are displayed between the scenes in Story view (I am not sure what these are called or exactly what they represent), but I can find no way to modify those either.

Any ideas?



5 Replies
Dwayne Schamp

Hi Jeffrey,

I think I followed you in your post. I've attached a story file and output that might be what you're looking for.

I created Scene 1 as a launch/start page. There are 6 buttons that take you to the 6 individual scenes. The last slide in each scene contains a button that goes back to the launch page.

I removed the Next button from the last slide, but you could easily keep it and have the Next trigger go back to the launch page.

Let me know if you have any other questions or if this is not what you were thinking.



Jeffrey Dalto

Hi Dwayne,

Nice of you to chime in, thanks.

I probably explained poorly. What you created above is not what I'm trying to do. That said, it's similar to the last thing I did with Storyline, so that's an interesting coincidence.

I wound up eventually solving my own problem. I was struggling with triggers and with screen numbering, but once I learned that I can drag the trigger pane from the far-right of the window in both Story View and Normal View, I eventually punched my way out of my own paper bag. 

Thanks again, though. Nice to "meet" you. Best of luck to you and have a great weekend.