Separate Seekbars for Different Slides

Hi there,

I would appreciate if someone could give me a hint or direction here, so thank you in advance for your help.
I work on a concept for software simulation training. Should be a fairly simple thing really, but ...
Let me explain in a few words. There is a menu on the left. The content (software simulation, clicks and captions) loads on the right.

What I am aiming at should look like that one.

What I need is the seekbar to be separate for every tutorial.

I dont think this example was done with Storyline, but I guess one can get to something similar in Storyline too. I have tried the following options.

- Load the tutorial (the piece on the right hand side) as a video. There is a seekbar alright, but I cannot make the highlighs, the captions, etc.
- Load the tutorial as a Web Object - like that I can load a step-by-step flash version of the tutorials, but there is no seekbar option. I can use a seekbar on the main(shell) slide but the seekbar does not affect what is played in the Web Object. In other words, I can click on pause, but the tutorial does not stop.
- I tried also inserting a storyline output as a Flash obect. Nothing can be seen.

Would anyone have similar experience and be so kind to share a tip or two please?
Thank you once again


7 Replies
Bobby Jourdan

Hey there Leslie and thank you so much for your kind reply. I am sorry for replying that late.

Maybe I got it wrong but I don't think you can have all of the following. Please correct me if I am wrong:

- Do a software simulation and export it as an mp4 (this is possible)

- Insert this mp4 in a brand new storyline project (this is possible). Like that this mp4 would be on the right hand size for instance and a menu would be on the left hand side. The menu would be part of the new storyline project. The movie would be just an imported object.

- Insert captions at different points on the timeline of the video - of the mp4 itself. I think that this is not possible. It is possible if one exports it as a View mode or as a try me mode but not if it is exported as a pure mp4 file and then imported in a project.  I hope this does not sound too messy - I am interested in adding the caption on the mp4 after it has been imported in the new storyline project.

Am I missing something?

Thank you once more !


Vincent Scoma

Hi Joseph,

You are correct! Videos added from a website will play independently and are not controlled by the timeline. In case this helps, I did locate a thread where some ideas were provided around this type of design for web videos: 

Please let us know if you have any questions!