Text used as triggers on base layer disappear at end of timeline

Could someone please help me?  I am using text boxes on the base layer as triggers to show three additional layers.  On each additional layer, I want all of the base layer objects visible except the two text boxes that do not apply to the layer that is shown.  In case it makes a difference, I have sound files on all four layers. 

Here's the problem:  When playing the slide, at the end of the timeline on the base layer, two of the text boxes disappear so the user can't see or click on them to trigger those layers.  I can't figure out why they are disappearing.  I have checked and made sure they are extended to the end of the timeline - in fact I marked them as "show always" but to no avail.  The slide is set to advance by user and there's a trigger set for the next button to do so. 

Anyone have any idea as to what might be wrong?  I need all three text boxes showing when the audio on the base layer is done. 

Thanks!!!

4 Replies
Laith Salama

Hi Julie,

Do you have a copy of the .story file so I could take a look. I'm not sure what kind of interaction you're looking for, for example does the audio need to complete before they can click onto the next player etc? I too have found layers to be tricky when audio is involved in each one.

One thing that I find useful is to place all objects on the base layer and display them using variables etc when they are needed. Such as Slide 1 of the .story file I've attached below. This may be useful to you?

Otherwise just upload the slide your having difficulty with and i'd be more than happy to take a look for you and help you any way I can .

Thanks,

Laith

Antony Snow

Julie Alexander said:

Here's the problem:  When playing the slide, at the end of the timeline on the base layer, two of the text boxes disappear so the user can't see or click on them to trigger those layers.  I can't figure out why they are disappearing. 

Hi Julie,

Is it possible that the two text boxes have an exit animation applied to them? If this isn't the case, could you post a .story file here so we can have a closer look at what is happening?

Antony