next! no really NEXT

Jan 16, 2017

I have solved this before but don't remember how  :-(

I have some navigation controls in place on a large course package and have the next button set to user advance ... and when I publish even without the slide bar , I am not able to advance until the time passes as if the timeline was the control...

What have I missed ???


8 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hey Jim,

This is the behavior in Storyline 2 and Storyline 360 after a lot of feedback from users in Storyline 1 that if they restricted the menu they also wanted that to impact the slide navigation using the player next/previous buttons. I hope the workaround that Wendy shared will work for you and you're always welcome to share your thoughts on this feature in the form of a feature request here as well. 

Jim  Bates

I actually have managed the restricted navigation with workarounds and using the state of button visits to "force" at least viewing of key info ... I think my issue is more basic . and it is SL2

I have my restrictions in place but for some reason the slide behaves as if the next button will not work until the timeline ends

I could be rambling here I'll create a couple of screen shots

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard


I have my restrictions in place but for some reason the slide behaves as if the next button will not work until the timeline ends

That's the change that occurred within Storyline 2 and Storyline 360. If you're using the menu as restricted or locked, than the user won't be able to advance using the next button until the timeline ends. 

Jim  Bates

Thanks Ashley
I actually remember now that on my last course I had to use the .xml edit workaround.
I just changed the file and re-published with good result.
Should a feature request be filled out for this ?
As usual this community makes a HUGE difference when other features in software are similar it's the people who create the difference...THANK you

James Bates

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi all,

Great news!  We just released another update for Articulate 360, and included a few important fixes and new features that you'll see in the release notes here.  

The item you may be interested in is how when you restrict or lock navigation, you can now choose whether it impacts just the course menu or also disables the Previous and Next buttons. And you can use triggers to override restricted navigation for individual slides.

Just launch the Articulate 360 desktop app on your computer and click the Update button. Details here.

Please let us know if you have any questions, either here or by reaching out to our Support Engineers directly. 

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