States on compound object not in sync

Hi, I've created Previous and Next buttons for a course which comprise a button shape, text and a forwards/back arrow.  Each object has two states, normal and hover.  When grouped as a single object they work fine at first - the user can move forwards and backwards through the course and the states change as they should.  However, once a button has been used, the text and/or arrow sometimes stays on the hover state.  It's random, and doesn't always happen.

Any ideas what the problem is and how I can fix it?

Thanks.

10 Replies
Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Hi Anne,

Hard to say without seeing the file. Couple thoughts:

Is there a reason you didn't type the text directly onto your button shape and then choose the icons from the Button Tools: Format tab? You can click the drop-down arrow (see screenshot) to access lots of icons.

Button Icons

Otherwise, and if you need the text and icons to be separate from the button, many of us will save this group out as a .png file, insert it, and add the states. TIP: SL doesn't always behave when saving out a group, so many of out will select all the items and save those out. You can select the items on the timeline by holding down the Control key while you click. Then, right-click on the items on the slide and select Save as Picture.

Anne McCloskey

Hi Rebecca,  

I haven't used Storyline 2's buttons as I was asked to use a particular shape.  Likewise I found the Storyline arrow shapes didn't match the design brief so I had to import ones.  To get the spacing right between the arrow and the text, the text had to be inserted as a text box.  

I'll try saving the buttons as a .png file and see if that solves the problem.

Thanks.
Anne.

 

Anne McCloskey

Hi Rebecca,

Thanks for your suggestion, but the loss of text quality on the .png file is unacceptable.

I have tried building the button again as a single object, but because the shape I use has to be turned 90 degrees, I then have to turn the text 90 degrees. This is fine in normal state, but in hover state the text vanishes!

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Anne.