Jump to Slide | Conditions Question

Hey everyone!

I've gotten some great help from this forum in the past and wanted to follow-up with another Trigger based on a Condition question.

I'm building a sort of infographic presentation in Storyline for my managers that's based on the number of training courses hosted each month by region.

What I'm trying to set up is when you hit a slide (see Example 1) and click on the month of January, you'll jump to another slide (see Example 2), which will display a layer, instead of the base layer that is triggered with a condition (see Example 3).

When I test it, it doesn't display the slide layer that I want, just the base layer.

Thoughts?

12 Replies
Eric Quarrell

Hi Daniel,

I see that your condition is based on "PNWJANHotSpot == Equal to True". Is this variable being set on the click of the month "Jan", and have you checked to make sure the variable is being changed? Add a text box with %PNWJANHotSpot% to the slide that is not working and see if it displays true or false. This will help us narrow down the issue.

If it displays true, we know the variable is changing and the issue is with the trigger, if it displays false we know the issue is with the variable.

Also do have any additional triggers on the Regional Training Breakdown slide? 

Daniel Young

Hi Eric.

Thanks for replying!  The %PNWJANHotSpot% displays as false, so my conditions must be faulty.  I'm enclosed a pic of the triggers I've set up for reference.  I set up 2 triggers.  The first is an Adust Variable trigger, that changes the PNWJANHotSpot trigger to False, the second is a Jump to Slide that takes you to the Regional Training Breakdown slide.

To answer your question, yes, I do have several other triggers on the Regional Training Breakdown slide - I've attached a pic of that as well.

 

Thanks so much for the help.

Eric Quarrell

Hi Daniel, 

I see the image Trigger 2 sets the variable when clicked, I just don't see were that is happening on your slide (order/placement)? It's [possible you are setting the variable in the wrong order.

I recreated what I think you are trying to do and have the screenshots below, let me know if this helps, or if I am missing something.

So first we have our data slide with dates, the main triggers here are the rollover of each month which displays the associated layer, and the click of the same months which sets our variable (Main Trigger #1) and also takes us to the map slide. 

Main Trigger #1

When arriving on our map slide, Main Trigger #2 should display the associated layer on timeline start.

Main Trigger #2

Layer displayed correctly with variable set to True.

Daniel Young
Eric Quarrell

If you are still having trouble, and if you are comfortable with it, feel free to send me your working file and I can take a look at your build. I will send you my email.

Hi Eric,

That worked like a charm, man... thanks!  Now I just have to replicate that, oh... about 156 times LOL.

OWEN HOLT

If you are using this action that frequently, why not add a new slide template to your master slides that performs this? By doing so, you can script it once (on the master slide) and then just apply the master slide wherever you want this to take place. Using slide masters might save you some time.

Daniel Young
Owen Holt

If you are using this action that frequently, why not add a new slide template to your master slides that performs this? By doing so, you can script it once (on the master slide) and then just apply the master slide wherever you want this to take place. Using slide masters might save you some time.

That did not occur to me...

So, you create a slide template for both slides (the map and the annual training schedule) containing the triggers?

I've never done that with triggers before, so I'm a bit hazy on that process.

Thx.

Eric Quarrell

Hi Daniel, 

I am glad you were able to get it working. I am not sure what Owen is referencing here with slide masters, but if it is something that will save you time that would be awesome!

One thing you might have to keep in mind also is resetting your variables back to False. Because when you revisit the map slide it is always going to show you the first layer of the whatever trigger in has the first True variable (do to the order of operations). 

So for example clicking on each month on your graph will turn itself True and all other variables (related to the other months) False. Does that make sense?

Daniel Young
Eric Quarrell

Hi Daniel, 

I am glad you were able to get it working. I am not sure what Owen is referencing here with slide masters, but if it is something that will save you time that would be awesome!

One thing you might have to keep in mind also is resetting your variables back to False. Because when you revisit the map slide it is always going to show you the first layer of the whatever trigger in has the first True variable (do to the order of operations). 

So for example clicking on each month on your graph will turn itself True and all other variables (related to the other months) False. Does that make sense?

Hi Eric,

Yes, completely.  I had to do that exact thing with another training I developed.  I'll be sure to add it when I'm done with each slide - thanks so much!