9 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Dale,

Are you using a custom next button or the one as a part of the player? Have you set up any conditions associated with the next button? Are you previewing the entire project when those slides don't work as expected, as if you're only previewing one slide - the next button has nowhere to go.

If you're still having difficulty, can you share your .story file here so that we can take a look?

Douglas Spencer

Possibilities

If you are just previewing the scene the next button will not take you to the next one.

If you are using scenes the next button on the last slide of any given scene should be set to "Jump to next scene".

The player trigger for the next button has been deleted and the next button isn't attached to any functionality.

Variable requirements for triggering the next button have not been met.

It is hard to tell unless you share your file with us. Good luck!

Dale Osborrn

Douglas & Ashley--

I was previewing the whole project (11 slides). I've done nothing to the Next button at all. So I've attached the file as suggested. I haven't added narration to it yet (recording it on Thursday) so the timing of some text is off. Also, the project doesn't really flow--I'm just putting something together and highlighting certain features to show my employer in hopes they will opt for eLearning and purchase Storyline.

The slides where the NEXT button does not work are:

  • Software Icons (slide 3)
  • Key Personnel tab (slide 7)

Anything you can suggest would be most appreciated. Boy you forum folks are nice.

--Dale Osborn

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Dale,

I didn't see a slide titled "Software Icons" - slide 3 was about "Using markers".

I did look at slide 1.6 labeled Key Personnel - and if you look at that slide, you'll see there is no trigger associated with the next button as Douglas mentioned. You can quickly tell that by looking at the layout within Story view and see that slide doesn't have an arrow linking it to anything else. Once I added that, I was able to preview the entire course. The first slide I did see, doesn't have any buttons associated with it - your title slide, but it is set to jump to the next slide when the timeline ends, so that worked as expected.

Dale Osborrn

Ashley--

Thanks so much for reviewing my Storyline file. OK, slide 1.6 has 2 layers. It should advance from the 2nd layer to slide 1.7 when the NEXT button is clicked--it doesn't. When I look in Story view all the slides have arrows point down from them, even 1.6--they all seem the same to me. I don't understand.

You can quickly tell that by looking at the layout within Story view and see that slide doesn't have an arrow linking it to anything else. Once I added that, I was able to preview the entire course.

OK, but how did you do this? How do I made a connection from 1.7 to 1.7?

Thanks--Dale

Nancy Woinoski

Hi Dale, I took a look at your story file and it looks like the triggerthat tells thenext button what to do is missing on slide 1.6.

To fix this go to slide 1.6 and do the following:

1. Click Insert

2. Click Trigger

a dialog box opens showing the following;

Action: jump to slide

Slide: next slide

When:timeline starts --- change this to user clicks

Object: unassigned ----- change this to Next Button

3. Click Ok

That should do it.