Results based on choices

I have a Story that contains a slide that has four choices in the form of check boxes. Based on the choice of check box or a combination of checkboxes I would like clicking the next button to take the user to a slide based on their choices. i.e. choosing check box 1 and check box 2 takes you to slide A and choosing check box 1 and check box 3 takes you to slide B, etc. through all options.

Can I do this with variables?

Or more simply - HOW do I do this?

I am really desperate.

Thanks for any help

8 Replies
Mike Enders

Michael,

You can do this without variables.  You only have to evaluate the state of the buttons.

So you have, say, 3 buttons.  Button 01 (jumps to slide 1), Button 2 (jumps to slide 2), etc.

Your next button triggers would be:

When the user clicks the next button...

Jump to Slide 01 If Button 01 is selected and if Button 02 is not selected and Button 03 is not selected

Jump to Slide 02 if Button 02 is selected and if Button 01 is not selected and Button 03 is not selected

Jump to Slide 03 if Button 03 is selected and if Button 01 is not selected and Button 02 is not selected

Your combinations then would...

Jump to Slide 04 if Button 01 is selected and Button 03 is selected and Button 02 is not selected

etc. etc.

I've attached a quickie sample for you to review.

Hope this helps!

Mike

Michael  Rice

SO.... now that hard part.

I think the answer you gave me above and this are connected - but if they are, this will be a HUGE undertaking:

Slide 1

5 choices (this time pictures trackable based on selection state.) Multiple choice. ie all or none can be chosen

Slide 2

3 choices(again pictures) single choice ie - only one can be chosen

This slide contains seperate smaller  pictures of the choices made in the previous slide - Smaller versions on the side of the scree to indicate the choices made previously.

SLide 3

Results( contains the results and a chart that shows ratings based on the choices from the previous two slides.

Again, This slide contains seperate smaller pictures of the choices made in the previous slide - Smaller versions on the side of the scree to indicate the choices made previously.

Any Ideas?

Mike Enders

I see.

Well...it's certainly possible, but I think you're going to get real cozy like with variables and states.

The only real challenge is the layout on slide 2. For example, let's say you have those 5 choices on slide 1.

You'll need to have the chosen choices then appear on slide 2.  To accomplish this, you could have all the shapes along the side on slide 2, but starting off in a hidden state. You'd have variables (True/False) that would track the choices on slide 1.  

Slide 2 would then evaluate the variables to decide whether the 5 objects are visible or not.  This is a pretty straightforward approach. 

The only catch is that your images for the choices may have gaps in their order.  So if you have them lined up 1 to 5 (top to bottom) and the learner chooses 1 and 5 on the first slide....then 1 will be visible and 5 will be visible, but 2,3,4 are not...causing a gap in your column.  

And I'm not sure how to dynamically get them to all line up snug together!