Pause layer not working on second viewing of slides

Jul 31, 2013

I've created a slide that has a screen recording.  To pause the recording at several spots so that I can narrate, I have added layers that pause the base layer and that contain my audio.  They work fine the first time.  However, when I click previous and try to return to the slide, the layers no longer pause the base layer.

I tried all three (initial state, saved state, and automatic) on both the pause layers and the base layer.  Nothing seems to work.

I'd be glad to share the file if anyone could help.

Before you ask, I know it would be easier to record the screen capture in audio together or time the recording, but I have an issue where I can only record audio one day a week and my internal client makes constant script changes so this is the process I have come up with.

Thanks in advance for any help.

10 Replies
Mike Enders


I'm not sure why this is the case (I'll report it to the development team), but it seems as if the slide isn't getting a hard reset when you return to it.

I tried this and it seemed to fix the issue:

On each of your slides, add a slide level trigger that says, jump to slide (slide #) when user clicks the Previous button.  

Let me know if this fixes it.  In the meantime, I'll submit it to our dev team.

I've attached your original file with the added trigger on Slide 3.



Mike Enders


Odd, because it works on my end when I add that trigger in.  I'm not sure why it wouldn't on your end also. 

To answer your question, the base layer properties to have the slide reset should be working (in essence, that is the trigger).  If you would, could you please submit a support case?  It's possible that we're both missing something, and maybe our support team can get to the bottom of it!


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