SL2 - How to display Slide Master objects over slide objects

Jan 02, 2015

Hello all,

I am trying to build a Menu that lives on a Slide Master Layout layer and can be pulled up or hidden by clicking an object on the Master.


I thought that objects on the Master showed up over (in front of) slide objects by default. That does not seem to be the case. How can I make them show up on top (in front)?


The object is not on the Master Slide, but rather in a Custom Layout I created within/under that Master. I am using Storyline 2.



24 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Pete,

Sure is - and you can always reach out to our Support Engineers here too, as Jacob did. In his situation he was using a screen recording which becomes the background of a slide and therefore would cover up Slide master elements. Is your scenario similar to that? 

Otherwise I think the button on your slide master should work - and you could also look at adding a custom player tab that would lightbox a slide with those resources. Depending on your set up that may work a bit easier. Here are steps for how to do that in Storyline 2. 

Tim Ivanic

Hi All,

I am having similar problems, but I am not sure if the solution discussed here is applicable for my case as well. I want to create a layout as part of a master that has navigation buttons in the bottom part of the slide. I want these buttons to be the same on all slides that are based on said layout. If I change the Slide Master accordingly, and I apply the Layout with the buttons to a slide in a project, the buttons appear but seem to be merely the graphics without the actual button object on the slide. Same goes for a different Master Layout that I created that has a menu button plus a layer that is triggered by the menu button and that includes the same set of navigation buttons as in the case mentioned before. How do I make the actual objects and slide layers appear for clicking in a slide based on a layout?

Tim Ivanic

Hi Alyssa,

I think the problem was that I assumed that triggers could be adjusted on the slides themselves while the buttons are on the slide master (which does not work as you've clarified in a different post). Thanks for the assistance! Although I would like to submit this as a feature request :) Would make things a lot easier as we are adding a new navigation button set to a veeeeery large number of ELMs.

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