Timelines,triggers and variables
Ok this is less of a challenge but more points of clarification.
1. I created a template from an older course so that I could use the glossary that was in the older course.When I copied my slides into the template & then saved as a new module.All good so far BUT I then found that when the trigger to change the state of the next button to normal happened I could not go to the next slide,I posted a question & a reply stated that I need to have navigation at Free as it was "restricted" all ok now but I then found that delegates can go to the drop down menu in the player & advance to any slide they want.Now in most of my slides the time line was about 3 mins long as photos dropped off the slide once the timeline for that photo was reached,the problem was that then the next button would work once the 3 mins had completed.So I changed the timeline length to about 20 secs & now that the navigation is restricted the photos will stay on the slide for well over the 20 sec time line & the next button follows the trigger so it all works now I suppose the question I am asking is "why"!
2.My next point is about variables,I watched the videos but I am often confused as to why I need a variable when a simple trigger will do.In the attached there is a screen shot of a slide that I did not create but have on my PC.You will see that there is a trigger to set the next button to normal at when the timeline ends but there is a further trigger to set the slide equal to true when the timeline ends,so here again my question is why do I need to set a variable if the timeline ending triggers the state of the next button?
I realise that this for many of you is the norm but I feel I have missed something with variable sthat others understand.