New to Storyline 360 - layers vs states

Hi all, I'm just learning Storyline, and so far, I'm having a nerdy ball!

I have a question though. I have created a few slides with buttons which reveal information when the user clicks. Some I've done using states, and some using layers. From the user perspective, there doesn't seem to be any difference.

So, is there a particular reason for using one method over the other, or is it just personal preference?

Thanks!

Tina

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Christine Hounsham

Hi Tina, 

It's mainly personal preference and particularly of the slide design you're working on. 

• Sometimes layers may be best because of easy of creating and ability to get things to happen on the layer timeline, without having to add too many triggers. 

• Other times state changes are the best, giving a more professional finish.  

• Other times still you'll find buttons are best used to point to other slides instead of keeping it all on a single slides layers/states.  

The best bit is if you can do all three options you can mix and match as you need.

Cheers Christine