Tables don't display in states

Hi everyone, 

I'm working on a slide in Storyline 360 with several tabs to reveal different sections of information, each section is built as a state however I ran into a problem. Some of the states include a table, I was able to copy the table into the state without any problem however when I preview the slide the table is not visible. Is this a known limitation of tables (in the same way that they can't be grouped)? Has anyone else run into this issue? 

I could rebuild the slide to use layers rather than states however I chose states so that I could include entrance and exit animations when the user switches tabs so I'm curious whether there's a fix. 

7 Replies
Katie Gokhshteyn

Hi, Annabelle. I'd love to work closely with you to find out what's happening with the tables here. Could you help me with these key details?

  • What version of Storyline are you using?
  • Where are the tables being copied from?
  • Could you share your .story file so I can have a closer look? I'll try to replicate the experience and consult with our team on the behavior. Feel free to attach it to this discussion, or send it to me privately by using this link.

Looking forward to helping!

Annabelle Grew

Hi Katie, 

Thanks, I'm using Storyline 360 v3.17.16188.0

The table was created on the base layer of the slide and then copied into the state (the table displayed correctly on the base layer, and displays correctly if you copy it from the state back onto the base layer)

I've sent you a sample slide where this behaviour is happening. 

Katie Gokhshteyn

Appreciate you sharing a sample with me, Annabelle!

I just replied in our case where I'm experiencing the same behavior. Have no fear, as I've enlisted the help of our Support Team for a second opinion on this. Someone from the team will be in touch shortly, and I'll follow along. We'll figure this out together!

Katie Gokhshteyn

Oh no! Sorry you're at a similar roadblock, Amaelle.

I had a look at Annabelle's case, and see that we logged tables do not show when the applicable state is showing as a potential software bug. I'll add your experience to our report so we can update you on any new developments.

For now, the workaround is to use Slide Layers instead of states if you need to trigger a table to show on a click.

If there's anything else I can do to help, I'll be here!