You can customize the properties for any slide in your story, including how the slide advances, what happens when users revisit it, and which player controls are visible.

To access slide properties, do either of the following:

  • In Story View, select the slide(s) you wish to modify, and then use the Slide panel in the lower right corner to select your options.
  • Or, in Normal View, click the small gear icon to the right of the base layer's name in the Slide Layers panel.

Tip:  If you want to make the same property changes to multiple slides at one time, use Story View.  Then use any of the following methods to select multiple slides:

  • SHIFT+click to select a series of consecutive slides
  • CTRL+click to select non-consecutive slides
  • CTRL+A to select all slides in a particular scene (you have to click on a slide in that scene first)
  • CTRL+A twice to select all slides in the entire project (you have to click on a slide first)

Then use the following options to change specific properties for the selected slide(s).

Slide Advances

Choose whether slides will advance Automatically or By User.  By default, slides will advance By User.

When Revisiting

This property determines how objects on the slide behave if users revisit the slide later.  Choose from the following options:

  • Automatically decide:  This is the default choice, and it means Storyline will decide automatically whether to resume or reset the slide when users view the slide again later.  Here's the logic:  If the slide contains just simple objects and/or audio but no interactivity, Storyline resets the slide to the beginning of the slide’s timeline each time users view the slide.  However, if the slide contains any interactive elements, such as buttons or any other object that includes a visited or selected state, Storyline resumes at the slide’s current state if users view the slide more than once.
  • Resume saved state:  Use this option if you always want the slide to remember the state it was in previously when users return to it.  In other words, this allows users to pick up where they left off if they leave the slide and come back to it.
  • Reset to initial state:  Use this option if you always want the slide to reset to its initial state when users return to it.  This means every time users view the slide, it will restart at the beginning of the slide’s timeline, and any interactive objects will return to their initial states.

Results Slide

This property only pertains to quiz slides, so it won't be visible for content slides.  It allows you to specify which result slide will report the score for the selected quiz slide(s).  If there are no result slides to choose from, you can add one.

Slide Navigation Controls

Use the check boxes to specify whether you want Prev, Next, and / or Submit buttons to appear on the selected slide(s). By default, content slides will have Prev and Next buttons, while quiz slides will have Submit buttons.

Player Features

By default, each slide will include the features that you selected for the player.  However, you can customize which player features appear on each slide by selecting “Custom for this slide” from the Player features drop-down list.

Then choose from the following features:

  • Menu
  • Resources
  • Glossary
  • Notes
  • Seekbar

If you change your mind, you can revert back to the player defaults by clicking Reset. This also causes the Prev and Next buttons to be selected for content slides, and the Submit button to be applied to quiz slides.

Assigning Default Player Features

To change the default player features for your entire project:

  1. Click the Player button on the Home tab.
  2. When the Features editor opens, select the features that you want to apply to the whole project.  To learn more about the various player features and how to rearrange them, click here.
  3. Click the OK button to save the changes to your player.

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