Variables in master v variables in slide

May 22, 2016

I have a couple of questions I hope someone can help with:

1. Am I right in thinking that variables in master slides will trigger before variables in an individual slide?

2. Are the values associated with variables in a master slide picked up by triggers in an individual slide?

I have a quiz that contains variables and triggers split across master slides and individual slides. It's not behaving as I hoped it would, which I'm imagining is to do with this split of variables.

Any help much appreciated.



6 Replies
Wendy Farmer

Hi Katherine

variables are global to the project so you should be able to reference them anywhere - hard to say without knowing what you are trying to do - do you have a sample you could upload?

e.g. if you are trying to adjust a variable using the trigger 'when variable changes' that can only be done on the slide where the variable is set.

Katherine Redfern

Hi Wendy

I have a timed quiz with the timer on a master slide. I then set up a trigger on individual slides on top of this master slide to display a 'time's up' layer when the timer reaches 0. The layer is on the individual slide not the master.

The layer isn't showing although I can see the timing variable reaching 0.

From what you've said - ie that variables are global - this ought to work, so I'm confused.




Wendy Farmer

Hi Katherine

without seeing the file I can't comment. I have attached a quick and dirty sample with a timer and ticking audio on the master and the time out layer on the individual slide.  I am not using variables as I'm not sure how you have set it up

Hope this gives you an idea

Christie Pollick

Hi, Katherine -- I see that Wendy is offering some really great ideas here! I did want to note, if you are concerned about sharing your working file, you can always attach a generic sample that illustrates what you have in mind, or even a version with sensitive info redacted. And if you'd like to upload it, all you need to do is use the grey ADD ATTACHMENT button in the bottom left. :)

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