Restricted Navigation, NEXT Button

Nov 19, 2014

Hi All!

Using Storyline 2. I have navigation set to restricted. The seekbar is set to read-only. Is there any way to get the NEXT button to work properly...meaning, the NEXT button shouldn't work on first-visit-to-a-slide until the seekbar is finished, but it should work at any point on second/subsequent visits to that slide.

Thanks for any advice!

5 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Keith,

I'm glad Wendy was able to point you to a good workaround, and I just wanted to share that in Articulate Storyline 1, restricted and locked navigation settings only affected the menu. In contrast, the navigation settings in Articulate Storyline 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.

Keith Kemsley

Thanks Wendy! The workaround likely won't work for us due to the large number of modules and the large number of sections within those modules and the number of times we need to publish for updates, but it's good to know it exists.

The Storyline 2 restrictions are better--with Storyline 1 we had to eliminate all controls and just code the restrictions in--but hopefully the next version fixes or gives some control over the NEXT button.


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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