Slide Master Action Buttons

I want a button to appear throughout my project for Additional Resources. No matter where the user is in the program, clicking this button will pause the program and play this "layer".

I've tried creating a button on a slide master and even in individual layouts. The button isn't clickable. I must be off track.

Can you guide me to a best practice to do something like this?

7 Replies
Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Hi Greg,

Did you try placing the resources on a layer in the Master?

So, say, the Button is on the Base layer of the Blank layout. A trigger shows a layer that could be called Extra Resources.

The Extra Resources are located on this Extra Resources layer. And, there's a close button here to hide the layer.

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Greg,

Are you previewing the entire project or just that one slide? If you're only previewing the one slide, and you've set up the button to jump to another slide it won't be active until you preview the whole project. If you're still having difficulty are you able to share the .story file here with us so that we can take a look at the behavior and what you've set up. 

Greg Davis

Thanks, Ashley.

I know I am misunderstanding how the slide master is intended to be used. I am using a template that I got off the Articulate website. It appears that the button and layers I added to the slide master is not following through onto the slides in use.

Here is the .story.

Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Hi Greg,

It looks like it's because you're using different slide layouts for different things. I set this up so the slides in Scene 2 are working. You'll have to adjust accordingly for the other scenes.

What I saw:

Slides in Scene 2 are using the Blanc layout

Your button and layers have been set up in the very top master slide, but haven't  been picked up in the different layouts.

What I did:

I created in the "same" layers in the Blanc layout

Copied and pasted everything: so the button is on the base layer, and your other items are on the appropriate layers.

Now, you can access the layers from all the slides in Scene 2.

Please shout out with any questions.

Greg Davis

Thank you so much for looking at this. I've had to create the button and the layers on each individual layout. I think it wasn't picking up the Master layout because I placed by background on the lower layouts. It must have been hidden. I was using a template from the free templates offered and realized after it was a bit late that the slide master wasn't being utilized.

Thanks for the help.