Moving learners ahead in tabbed training with next button hidden in Storyline 1

Apologies if the title makes little sense!  I'm working on a tabbed training in Storyline 1 - having scoured the training help archives it's clear to me that my problem would be very easily fixed if I had Storyline 2, but I don't, so... please help.

Here's the issue:  I've built a tabbed training on 5 different topics, and I need my learners to fully watch all 5 lessons then proceed to the next slide which will be an assessment slide.  To keep them from just skipping the training all together, I've hidden the next button from my primary slide, however now I don't know how to get them through to the assessment slides while ensuring that they've reviewed all 5 tabs in the lesson.

Ideally, I would like to set a trigger that states "jump to next slide when user has viewed all layers" but that's not an available option.  So, how do I get around this?  I'm sure the streamlined functionality of next button modifications is a big selling point for Storyline 2, but there still has to be a way (perhaps a somewhat cumbersome way, but a way just the same) to accomplish this with the original program... right?

Thank you!

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Christie Pollick

Hi, E, and Welcome to the community! :)

It's always helpful to attach your .story file (or if privacy is an issue, a pared-down sample) so that people in the community can take a closer look and make suggestions. Please use the ADD ATTACHMENT button in the bottom left corner of the reply box in the thread, and you can browse for the file from there. Please also note that if you reply via email, your attachment will not appear here in the thread.

E Hanna

I can do that if someone who thinks they know how to fix my problem thinks that would help, but I don't see why it would be of benefit.  I created a tabbed training directly from the tutorial videos ( so it looks/works exactly like the training on that page, save the fact that my training has pictures of vegetables instead of a cityscape. 

Specifically, at the 6:40 mark of the second video, he sets a trigger that says "change state of next button to normal when the state of all buttons on the page is/are visited" to ensure that the user views all the tabs prior to clicking the next button and moving on in the training. This is a feature that's in Storyline 2 and isn't in Storyline 1 (or if it is, it's not done in this same way).  Basically, all I need to know is how I ensure that users look at all tabs before proceeding in a training in Storyline 1.  If the answer is "there's no way to do that in Storyline 1, which is one of the reasons why you should keep petitioning your employer to upgrade your software" please tell me that so I can scrap this training and build it a different way.

E Hanna

Thank you, Christie.  That link I think was just what I was looking for, though I wasn't able to fully understand what I was doing in that process so it didn't end up working (I'd imagine that's one of the reasons the functionality was upgraded for Storyline 2). 

I tried to develop a workaround to my problem, but the training is still not functioning in the manner I'd hoped.  I posted a new question about this on the discussion groups with my training file included, so if you're able to view that and provide assistance I'd greatly appreciate it!

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