Next Buttons

Jul 16, 2012

Just started with Storyline and created my first issue is that the "Next" button is not working.  It automatically forwards to the next slide, not allowing users to click "Next" to move forward. 

In Triggers, I have Player Triggers - Jump to next slide - when user clicks the next button.  When I preview the tutorial, it automatically moves to next slide when audio ends.

What am I doing wrong? 

Thank you for any help!

16 Replies
Jill McNair

Hi Lynette,

Did you by chance import a PowerPoint?  One time I imported a PowerPoint, and Storyline automatically assigned Slide triggers (not Player triggers) that said to jump to the next slide when the timeline ends.

Also check your audio trigger(s) - you may have that set to jump to the next slide when the audio ends.

Bottom line - I would look for any triggers that talk about jumping to the next slide when either the timeline ends or the media completes.

Let us know if you still need assistance.


Annie Jean

Don't bother... the community is here to help you.

We are quite a few here that were part of the beta and learnt it all (or almost) by ourself, and still learning new stuff everyday.

Give yourself some time to experiment, start with small projects or interaction, just to get used to the functionnality.

And, most important of all, don't hesitate to post questions on the forum when you need it.

Have a nice day!

Bonne journée!


Pamela Keister

I have been working with Storyline for a couple of months now and today I have one slide that the object trigger is not working.  I placed a button on a layer, set the trigger to jump to a slide, but the button does not seem to work.  I deleted and put in a new button with the jump to slide, but still does not work.  Thoughts?


Annie Jean

Hi Pamela,

The first thing that comes to my mind is that if you are testing it through Preview, make sure you are previewing either the whole scene or the whole project depending on the location of both slides. You won't be able to jump to a slide that is not previewed.

Hope it helps and don't hesitate to post back if you need further information.


Pamela Keister


As I look at the slides in stoyview, the arrows move from the center of one slide to the next, except on the slide that will not move forward.  This slide shows an arrow on the right side of the non-working slide to the right side of the slide I am trying to jump to.  When I click on this arrow between slides, the trigger opens shoing jump to slide, then the correct slide I want to go to, when user clicks next.  I am really stumped.


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