Multiple disabled states in Storyline 3
Aug 17, 2017
Hi everyone, long time observer of the forums, rare poster. My question is this:
Does anyone know of a way to enable multiple disabled states in SL3 (that does NOT show the mouse/interaction pointer)?
For example, in SL1 and SL2 we were able to use the state stack and a quick 2-trigger state change. The states on a single button include: Normal, Hover, Visited, Correct, Incorrect, and Disabled. The triggers are setup so when the learner returns to the game board the triggers would evaluate based on the visited state and a T/F variable for the particular question. If the button is visited, check the question var and see if it's true or false. If it's true, change state to Correct, then immediately change to Disabled (which in this case is a blank state). Using the SL1/2 state stack, this would put the blank/transparent disabled state on top of the Correct state and therefore would make the Correct state a Correct/Disabled state. If the var is false, the button changes to Incorrect then immediately to Disabled, which would mean that we in effect had two (or more if required) Disabled states.
When trying this in SL3, the Disabled state is NOT blank even when everything is deleted from it, but makes the previous state almost invisible - so now instead of one button with a handful of triggers, we require three elements for every button (ie: we now need separate Incorrect and Correct elements that have disabled states. These result elements start as hidden and have identical Normal and Disabled states and are non-clickable). This method creates a lot more work and if we've got say 30 buttons on a game board, now requires 90 buttons/elements and numerous triggers to manage them.
Thanks in advance, and I'm more than happy to discuss - so please share your thoughts/ideas!