Visited states not working with layers

Hello All,

I have a slide that has multiple hotspots that link to layers. I would like to include a check mark (on the state) for each hotspot as the user visits each layer and returns to the main slide. They will see what they have visited before.

Trouble is when I have the user close each layer, only the last hotspot appears with a check mark. I want all the check marks to appear when you revisit the main slide. I've tried all kinds of things including conditions and variables but I have not found the correct grouping. I've just given up and created a slide for each instead of layers, but I would really like to use layers. Any ideas?

4 Replies
Michael Hinze

Are you sure you are using hotspots to link to layers? I am asking because hotspots do not have states. See attached a example with three buttons (these could also be transparent shapes, which then allow  you to add states) that link to layers and show a Visited state as each layer is clicked.

Lance Treloar

As Michael has said, buttons would be easier, but if you want to use hotspots, the following worked for me.


  • Place your hotspots and set to show required layer

  • Create/place the check marks and set their State to Hidden

  • Create True/False variables - one for each check mark, set to False

  • Create variable on each hotspot to set the appropriate variable to True when clicked

  • Create variables to change check states to normal when vaiable (T/F) changes (one for each check)

Troy Greer

Michael,

I let this piece go so long that I forgot I changed from hotspots to transparent shapes. Your .story file did work. Thank you! I was wondering why you paused the timeline on the main slide as I haven't done that before. Does it make a difference?

Lance,

Thank you for your help as well. It works just great!

Thank you both for the very timely answers, I'm not the only one of my group who has this problem and you have helped us solve it!

Michael Hinze

Troy Greer said:

Michael,

I let this piece go so long that I forgot I changed from hotspots to transparent shapes. Your .story file did work. Thank you! I was wondering why you paused the timeline on the main slide as I haven't done that before. Does it make a difference?

Lance,

Thank you for your help as well. It works just great!

Thank you both for the very timely answers, I'm not the only one of my group who has this problem and you have helped us solve it!

I pause the baselayer's timeline when calling a layer out of habit, because I often have audio or animations on the baselayer. It has no impact on the issue you had experienced.