Strange Issue with a Continue Button

Feb 13, 2022

Greetings Storyline Wizards, 

I'm working on a training course and have a slide with tabs (the Velocity "Tabs" slide from the 360 templates).  When you click a tab, it opens information about that tab's topic.  There are five vertically stacked tabs on the slide.  I've programmed a "Continue" button to appear when the fifth Tab is selected.  The issue - when previewing the slide, the continue button only appears if the user clicks the fifth tab first, which is not ideal, as the intention is to have the user click all five tabs, in order from top (tab 1) to bottom (tab 5), only revealing the continue button when they get to the fifth and final tab at the bottom of the tab stack.  

The initial state of the button is hidden.  The trigger I've input is "Change state of button 1 "Continue" to Normal when the user clicks Tab 5."  But the Continue button only appears when the user clicks Tab 5 FIRST, otherwise it never appears. 

Anyone know why this is happening and what I can change to make this work properly?

Thank you so much, in advance, for any insights you might offer!

3 Replies
Maria Costa-Stienstra

Hi, Peter.

Thank you for reaching out!

The Velocity Tabs template lists all the tabs not only on the base layer, but also on each additional layer, giving the user access to the lessons, regardless of which layer they're in.

The trigger only works if the user clicks Tab 05 first because that's the only time they're clicking the tab on the base layer (which has the trigger associated with it). Clicking on another tab first opens the layer, so Tab 05 no longer has a trigger connected to it.

The solution is to add the same trigger to each layer:

Windows 10 (1) 2022-02-16 at 3.35.11 PM

Screen Recording 2022-02-16 at 03.31.39 PM

I hope this helps!

Peter Mercier

This is incredibly helpful, thank you so much!  To resolve it, I ended up simply adding a continue button to the Tab 5 layer, but will go back and try this as I don't like the fact that the button disappears again with this solution should viewers click on another tab.  Figured that might be confusing.  I spent what must have been close to 2 hours trying to get the triggers right but never got the results I wanted.  Presume with the way you've set these triggers that the Continue button will remain on the screen even if the user clicks onto one of the other tabs after clicking Tab 5?   Thank you so much!