Storyline-collapse left handed sidebar menu on-demand

I am researching the possibility to have the left handed sidebar collapse or (hide) to allow more viewable content at the slide level. This will allow the user to view more text and content on the slide.

1. User selects an item in the menu.

 2. slide appears

3. user clicks a menu button or built in feature, where menu temporarily disappears.

4. User mouses over left of slide, menu appears again for navigation.

Is there any action script, or command I can use where the user mouses over the left of the slide, and the menu appears? Or is there a button that could be built to hide the menu...?

Dean

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Jill McNair

This would make a great feature request Dean - click here to submit it.

One option you could try is to turn off the player and build the menu manually.  This would let you create the exact behavior you want using triggers, layers and states...

Post again if you think this might work for you and need ideas for how to do it!

Jill

Charles Thompson

I just made the same feature request as well. Storyline is one magnificent piece of software, but not having that feature is a miss. There's an enormous variety in display sizes, and many learning styles, and the viewer needs some control over the viewing experience. That feature needs to be in there, as well as a full-screen toggle, which I've also requested.

Steve Flowers

Going to go with Phil's suggestion or Gerry's suggestion. Moving the menu to a tab on the top produces an overlay on the right or the left hand side of the screen. The problem with collapsing the left or right menu on cue is the management of the presentation space. It's not scalable and adding to the width of the stage can create problems. Collapsing / expanding the side menu as an overlay would be a nice option.Storyline and Presenter are different tools. Presenter had a set 4:3 scale. It was easier to manage the space. Storyline outputs can appear in any dimension or scale. Tough to work out the collapsing menu affordance with this feature.

Creating your own tracking menu either using a lightboxed slide or a slide-in side menu on the master slide is pretty easy and you get the bonus of having complete control over the presentation of the menu. You can add checkmarks to completed areas and can control the font and size independently of other navigation frame elements.

XAn Choly

Steve Flowers said:

Creating your own tracking menu either using a lightboxed slide or a slide-in side menu on the master slide is pretty easy and you get the bonus of having complete control over the presentation of the menu. You can add checkmarks to completed areas and can control the font and size independently of other navigation frame elements.


Steve, do you have instructions on how to use lightboxed slide or slide-in menu on master ? Thanks.

Veronica Budnikas

Veronica Budnikas said:

Gerry Wasiluk said:

Well, one option is to put the menu on the topbar . . .


Hi everyone, I have been trying to figure out how to do this. Can anyone help? 

Thanks, Veronica


Ok, just realised how to do it, so easy (Use the arrows in the player features to move the menu up to the top left, duh)

Ashley Terwilliger

HI Marcos,

You can read more about how to move items and customize the player here. If you need a more custom set up as Brian mentioned you may want to search the forums for other menu ideas and examples. This E-Learning Challenge was all about custom menus, so it may be where you'd like to start looking.