NEXT Button Triggers Behaving Oddly

Dec 19, 2014

Hello. Our project files are setup using a trigger to disable the NEXT button on timeline start, another to change its state to NORMAL if a variable is TRUE, and another to change it to NORMAL at timeline end. All these triggers are on the master slide. On project previews the NEXT button sometimes works, and sometimes does not work when this variable has been set to TRUE. However, all my quiz slides now have a PREV and NEXT button instead of a SUBMIT button. I have attached screenshots. How can this be fixed or how can I get the expected behavior to happen in my project?

13 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi David,

Without seeing your project file and how a) the elements were set up and b) the behavior of the variable working sometimes it's difficult to say. I'd look into the following:

  • are you using the same variable throughout? Is it being reset on each slide or is there a trigger on the master slide to reset it?
  • are all slides using the same master or are the troublesome slides using an older master and need to be updated?
  • Are the next/previous buttons appearing on a revisit to the slide - if so, that's expected. 

If you'd like to post the .story file or even a mock up with the same set up we're happy to take a look. 

david mckisick

Right. On SL1 courses using this method, I would navigate users past quiz slides during review, so my Story view looked like a big tree with many branches, but coming together at the end. In SL2 I think I actually like this behavior with the quiz slides defaulting to including the navigation buttons. It's a full course review including the quiz slides as opposed to just the content slides as I had it setup before.

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard
There was a change in navigation methods from Storyline 1 to Storyline 2. In SL1, restricted and locked navigation settings only affected the menu. In contrast, the navigation settings in SL 2 affect both the menu and the player buttons, making it much easier to control the overall navigation for your course. To learn how to restrict or lock navigation in Storyline 2, see this article. 

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