Selective display/filter function in Storyline

May 20, 2021

Hi, seeking ideas here. I'd like to create a slide that's like a visual spreadsheet, showing data (objects) with filter options.

  • For example, let's say I have 20 objects and 4 filter buttons (B1, B2, B3, Clear).
  • On click button 1 (we'll call it "Everything round"),  objects 1-15 are highlighted. Then click Clear button.
  • On click button 2 ("Everything square"), objects 16-20 are highlighted. Then click Clear button. 
  • On click button 3 ("Everything green"), objects 1-3, 7, 10, 18, and 19 are highlighted. On click button 1, "Everything green" AND "Everything round" are highlighted (i.e., objects 1-3, 7 and 10).

Any ideas on how to do this? 



2 Replies
Judy Nollet

Hi, Joanna,

If you're highlighting the data by changing states of each object, you'd need variables to track which buttons are clicked (i.e., which filters are selected), plus a whole lotta triggers that change the states based on the values of those variables. 

However, there's a simpler method:

  • Add highlighting via 3 layers: one layer for each filter.
    • For example, if the items are laid out like a spreadsheet, the layers could have rectangle borders that highlight the appropriate cells. Or you could put checkmarks next to the items. Whatever makes sense for the design.
  • Show a given layer when its button is clicked.
  • Be sure to set the Slide Layer Properties so showing a layer does not hide the other layers. 
  • For the Clear button, add triggers to hide all 3 layers.