Trying to implement toggle buttons
Jul 27, 2012
I am 2 days into my 30-day trial of Storyline and am having difficulty implementing something I thought would be easy.
My test project has 1 slide, imported from PowerPoint, with four buttons on the master slide. On the slide itself, there is a 100% transparent rectangle over each of the buttons (so four transparent rectangles are on the slide). In my PowerPoint original, these invisible rectangles had hyperlinks attached to them that branched to other, similar slides, displaying the content associated with pressing each button. I am trying to reimplement this with triggers and states on a single slide in Storyline.
I put the content associated with each button on its own layer in the Storyline Layers palette. I created a second state for each transparent rectangle, called "On" (in addition to the default state of "Normal").
I want to be able to click each button to toggle between the "Normal" and "On" state. When the state is "Normal," a click on the button should cause the state to change to "On" and the layer of content associated with the button should be shown. When the state is "On," a click on the button should change its state back to "Normal" and hide the layer containing the content associated with the button.
I have implemented this as a set of conditional triggers--two per button: one to change the button state and one to show or hide the associated content layer conditional on the button's current state--but these triggers are not working. The cursor changes from the arrow to the hand when I roll over the buttons, but when I click, nothing seems to happen.
Any thoughts or suggestions on what I might have done wrong and how to fix it would be much appreciated.
PS: Is there a way to attach the *.story file to this post?