Timeline control of object views

Jun 04, 2013

I have a CC button that displays two text boxes. The first is displayed from 1-5 seconds, as that audio is spoken. The second is displayed from 5-10 seconds as that audio is spoken. Only one appears at a time on the timeline.

The textboxes are set to hidden on timeline start.

the CC button sets both text boxes to be visible.

When run if I click on the CC button both the text boxes show up overlapped. Even though the timeline does not overlap them.

I attached an image to help.

Why do they both display when the CC is clicked. why not just one at a time like they would If I didn't click the cc button.

3 Replies
Christine Hendrickson

Hi there Josh,

Thanks for the file!

For your project, it may be easier to simply place the captions on a separate layer and show them when the user clicks the "CC" button. This seems to work a little better with timing, but if it's clicked too late in the slide, the user may be a little behind with the captioning. 

I'm attaching a quick example with the file you shared. 

Now, if you'd like to get a little more precise, you might want to check out the following article:

How to create closed captioning in Storyline

The article covers animating text boxes - I think this may be a really good option for your project.

Thanks and have a great day!


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