Slide timeline stops when template layer is triggered
This is kind of a complicated question, so bear with me. I am building an eLearning module for a client that will be viewed mainly on an iPad. For that reason I want to create a custom menu. I've turned off the player completely and I put a button on the template that activates a layer that will serve as the menu. (I do not want to use a lightbox slide because the lightbox close button is not customizable). The button operates the menu layer without a problem.
Here's where my problem comes in. I have slides set up to run looping animations. To create the loops, I've used layers.
So...I now have:
a menu layer that is part of the template and
two layers on my slide that are looping animations.
The trouble is, if someone clicks on the menu button, when they close the menu the slide timeline has stopped and my animation layers are hidden. Nothing seems to prevent this EXCEPT turning off "hide other slide layers" in the template. But... if I do that, the animation keeps playing but the layers appear ON TOP of my menu layer.
Somehow, I doubt there is an easy fix. But I thought it worth a shot. Any ideas on how I can arrange this - avoiding of course having to drop the menu into each individual slide?
Thanks for listening!