Tables don't display in states

Nov 12, 2018

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. 

47 Replies
Becca Levan

Thanks for following up, Ron!

Sorry you've run into this. There is no news yet, but you're in the right place to get updated when any progress is made.

Would utilizing Slide Layers work in your design? I'm hopeful to see what ideas/workarounds our community members will chime in with as well!

David Hovard

Just adding my voice to the crowd requesting/wishing/hoping for the ability to change states for a table.  I am using motion paths with triggers and cue points as a workaround for adding motion to my accessible modules.  NVDA will not read the objects unless they begin at zero and end at the end of the timeline.  

I would use a separate slide for the table but the lead-in information for using the table is only 14 seconds and a 14 second slide seems absurd since accessibility requires a NEXT and Previous button on each slide.  I'm not inclined to add extraneous information to fill out a slide.

It would be great if I could simply disable the table for 14 seconds until I need it.  

Any progress on this issue?  :-(

Here's hoping and wishing.  

Math Notermans

In my opinion you can better use a third party Javascript library to implement your tables in Storyline and/or Rise. Especially when you want it to be dynamic like my Feature Request System i build here.
Check it on Review here:

It uses this Javascript library for its tables.

As you can see there you can easily style your tables and make all kinds of interactions with it.

Im gonna mockup a sample with it and will share that.

Math Notermans

As said i made a sample showing the power of Tabulator when you need tables in Storyline.

Choose a Style for your table by clicking one of the CSS buttons...then your table shows... and you can edit parts of it when wanted... eg. change the green/red active mark at the end of the table...

Storyline source file added...

Eveline Holmes

Looking to put a table into states in a slider interaction but as has happened for everyone else, the table doesn't appear.  I have taken a picture of it and put it in that way but the quality isn't as clear.  Just adding my issue to the thread to help push this topic up further on the development list for fixing.  Thanks

Luciana Piazza


Thanks for reaching out! We do not have an update this time, but we will be sure to update this thread so you all are in the loop with any news. 

If any questions arise within your project file and you'd like us to take a look, you can open a private support case. We'd be happy to assist you!

Have a great day and happy developing!

Darren Hannah

Hi, I am trying to edit a Storyline360 slide made by someone else. It contains a table, which is in a state. I need to edit the text in the table. However, when I select the table in 'Timeline' then change to the 'States' tab, it will not allow me to edit the state—meaning I cannot edit the table.

Any help much appreciated,


Luciana Piazza

Hi, Darren,

Thanks so much for reaching out. I'm sorry to hear you're running into this issue with the states within your project. I understand how frustrating that can be. 

In order to better assist, I have a few additional questions to understand the full scope of what is going on: 

  • What version of Storyline are you using?
  • Are you able to edit the text prior to advancing to the States tab in Slide View?
  • Could you share your .story file so I can have a closer look? I'll try to replicate the experience on my end. 

Happy to help get to the bottom of this with you! 


Renee Hansen

I am using the Latest Storyline 360. It would be great if each square in a table could have states and be clickable. I have to use Lectora if I want to create an interactive table.

Thank you,

Renee Hansen

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Luciana Piazza

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Renee! I have added your voice to the current request. 

If we have any updates, we'll be sure to update this thread, so you are all informed. 

It looks like part of your email signature came through when you replied via email. You can remove that if needed by clicking ‘Edit’ beneath your response. Here’s a quick Peek video if you need help.

If you have any other questions, please let us know! 

Eric Santos

Hi Darren,

I'm sorry, but the file is still not accessible. Here's a Peek recording of what I see when clicking your link and recommendations on how to attach the Storyline project. 

Alternatively, you can share your file privately with us through a support case using the link below.

Also, your email signature came through when you replied via email. You can remove that by clicking Edit beneath your response. Here's a quick Peek video with the steps.

Let me know if that helps!