Storyline 3 - triggers for markers or keeping a marker open on the base layer

Is there a way to trigger a marker to open? The only states that I see for a marker are the states for the marker itself, not a state for the title and text that appear when the user clicks the marker. But I would like to trigger the marker being open (displaying the title and text).

I have put a link in a marker that opens a layer. When the user closes the layer, I would like the marker to remain open (showing the text). However, the marker always closes when they return to the base layer, and you have to click on it again to open it. (I tried the Resume Saved State option on the layer.) How can I arrange that when the user closes the layer, the marker is still open?

Any suggestions are welcome!

6 Replies
Alyssa Gomez

Hey Wendy! That's a great question. 😊

Marker captions will close automatically when the user clicks anywhere outside the marker (including anywhere on a layer). Since you'd prefer the marker to stay open, have you considered using a custom caption on a layer?

I created a quick sample for you to show you how it could work. Have a look, and let me know what you think!

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Jessica,

Were you able to take a look at the file Alyssa shared before? If they're very close together I could see that being an issue, as it's the hover over each one that's likely what is causing you some trouble yes? 

The normal setup of a marker is once a user has clicked/hovered outside that marker it would hide and you could click on a new one. In the example, Alyssa created Wendy was hoping for the marker captions to remain visible.