Replace object without rebuilding triggers

Is there a way to replace an object or image without having to re-attach all of the triggers associated with that object? I need to update projects regularly and some of my images that need replacing have up to a dozen triggers attached. I have searched the forum, but anytime I search the word "replace" I get tons of results about the find-replace text feature.

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Christine Hendrickson

Good morning Daniel. Welcome to E-Learning Heroes!

If I'm understanding correctly, you'd like to keep the triggers for an image, but replace the image in a slide, correct?

If so, you can do this quite easily. First, select the image you'd like to swap out. Right-click on the image and choose "Change Picture". You'll be able to find the image you'd like to use and this will insert the image in place of the previous image. The triggers attached to the previous image should remain, as well.

Let me know if you have any questions!


Daniel Mitchell

Thank you, Christine. I lost my articulate forum login info, and hadn't taken the time to reset my password until today.

Since I asked this question, I've used Articulate so much that I look back on it now as a very basic question. Seeing this thread today actually made me realize how far I've come in the last seven months.

But thank you for helping a newbie out.


Antony Snow

Hi Fred,

I don't think it is possible to convert a shape to an image whilst retaining the associated triggers etc.

I fell foul of this a while back and now have a collection of basic shapes saved as images that I import as placeholders and then use the 'Change Picture' option as Christine described above when the real graphic is provided.

Crystal Horn

Hi there, Simcha! Yes, you can add triggers to groups. Tell me a bit more about what's happening. Are you able to create the trigger for the group, but it isn't working? What is the trigger supposed to do?

If you'd like to share your file so I can have a closer look, you can share it publicly here, or send it to me privately by uploading it here. I'll delete it when I'm done troubleshooting.