Slide layers aren't opening where scheduled to...

I can't figure out why that my slide layers aren't opening when I've scheduled them to open.  I have 3 slide layers that are linked to 3 objects that are placed at cue points in my timeline.  When one ends, the next is scheduled to open immediately.  This is not happening.  

Instead, there is up to a 9 second delay between slide layers.  This is a big problem because the slides show the written music for the audio that is playing.  Anyone ever encounter that?  Is it not created to be precise?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


7 Replies
Jesse Cabaniss

That is interesting. Maybe someone out there will be able to give you some pointers without seeing the file, but I can't :P

You can separate the section out by saving your story file as something else and then deleting all the other slides. Or you can copy the slide and paste into another instance of Articulate as a new story.

Christine Hendrickson

Hi Rachel,

Sorry to jump in here! Just wanted to mention that you can import specific slides into a new course. This may be easier for you to share the problem slide(s) here on the forums. 

If you need help with doing this, please take a look a the following tutorial:

Importing from Another Storyline Project

Hope this helps :)

Helen Tyson

Hi Rachel

I take it you have set cue points on your timeline so you know when to bring in the trigger objects - did you put these in by clicking the Play button at the bottom of the timeline and hitting 'C' at the appropriate point?  I've noticed that sometimes the playhead moves before the audio kicks in so your cue points are a little out - although I've never experienced it up to 9 seconds, it's usually 0.5-0.75 seconds for me.

Try listening to your audio within audio editor and making a note of the timings in there so you can manually set the cue points on your timeline and sync the trigger objects to those.

My other thought is that you need to make sure your cue points are all on the slide and not on any layers so the timeline of the layer doesn't interfere with the timings from the slide.