Why can't I see original motion paths when trying to add a trigger to new group?

May 20, 2016

I have a Storyline template of a moving timeline with motion paths 1 and 2. There is an original group of shapes, Group 14 in screenshot (events in the timeline) that were linked to the motion paths. I added a couple of new shapes, which I have regrouped with the original group (Group 17 in screenshot). Now, when I go to edit the trigger for the group, the original motion paths have disappeared. Why is this? I have been trying to add a new motion path but can't figure out how to make it work. Any help will be greatly appreciated!

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Nicola Pocock

Thank you Leslie! This looks helpful, but my main issue was seeing original motion paths attached to an existing group when I added a trigger for a newly created group. I've attached my .story file - you'll see that I had to create new motion paths 4 and 5 for Group 17. Now, I can't seem to delete original motion paths 1,2 and 3 (a random one I drew but can't get rid of!) When the timeline moves, the group of shapes seems to move down, eventually covering the chevrons - I'm also not sure why this is happening. Please let me know if you have ideas why this is happening, and how I can delete the old motion paths? I'm using Storyline on Mac via parallels, I'm not sure whether that affects whether some functions work differently.. Many thanks

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