Make Next Button Inactive until timeline finishes

Jan 07, 2019

I've created my own Previous and Next buttons.

How do I make the Next button inactive until the narration completes?

I want to be sure that the user hears the complete timeline before moving on.

Please advise.



4 Replies
Leslie McKerchie

Hi JC,

Thanks for reaching out and sharing what you would like to create.

Without seeing your file, here's a simplified example of how you may be able to accomplish this task:

The initial state of your button could be hidden or disabled with a trigger to adjust the state to Normal when your media completes or the timeline ends.

Hope that helps :)

Ned Whiteley

Hi jc,

Your Next button will only be visible when its timeline is active. By default, the timeline for a new component is aligned to the base timeline, however you have the flexibility to change the start and finish points of timelines for individual items to suit your needs.

If you drag the start point of your Next button timeline to the end of your narration timeline, the button will not appear until the narration is complete. Note that if your Next button is made up of several components (e.g. rectangle, arrow, text etc) you will need to drag the start point of each of these components to the same position. You can also change the end point of your Next button or the base timeline if you need to do so.

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