Articulate Storyline Tutorials: Part 2 (Enable next button after visiting all interaction)

In Articulate Storyline using States, ENABLE Next button after visiting all interaction buttons

1) Take New Slide and rename corresponding layer in Slide Layers section. For example we will rename it as “Interactivity”.

2) Adding elements to start interactivity in the slide;

a) Click on Insert tab in the ribbon.

b) Select Button from Interactive Objects section.(for demonstration purpose we will take 4 buttons)

c) Select Shape from Illustration section and select a triangle to create content display area.

Button Interactive

3) Add layers for each button in Slide layers section

a) Click on New layer iconto add a layer for each button (bottom-left button).

b) Double-click on each layer and rename them as Button 1, Button 2, Button 3 and Button 4.

(This can be done by selecting a layer, clicking Right Mouse button and selecting Rename option.)

Add Layer in Articulate

4) Creating triggers for each button.

a) Select a button and click on Create new trigger (bottom-left button) from Triggers section.

b) Change to Showlayer in Action Field.

c) Select the desired layer in Layer Field.

d) Add User clicks in When Field.

Repeat the same Process for the remaining 3 buttons.

Button Trigger

5) Make sure every button should have Visited State, As how many buttons have been taken in the presentation.

Visited State

6) Double click on the next slide button trigger under Player–trigger in Triggers section and Click on the Show conditions hyperlink in the Trigger Wizard to perform necessary actions.

Trigger Wizard

7) Enabling Next button after clicking all four buttons listed above.

a) Click on Add a new “AND” or “OR” condition.

b) Click on Shapes in Add Trigger condition.

c) Select Button 1 in If: field

d) Operator should be ==Equal to.

e) Select Visited in State field.


8) Repeat the Above step for the remaining 3 buttons to get the desired result.

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Articulate Storyline Tutorials: Part 1 (Adding Page Numbers)

Adding Page number in a Articulate Storyline will have various routes that users can take?

1) Manually entering page number in each slide:
a) This approach is not feasible one.
b) If we require to add or delete one slide from middle, then we need to change slide numbers of all the slides manually.
c) Even if client request to change the position of page number, it requires manual efforts on all the slides.

2) Adding page number using variables: (This approach is considered as feasible)
a) Click on View tab on the menu.
b) Select Slide Master in the ribbon.

Slide Master

c) Click on the Manage Project Variable icon.
d) Click on Create a New Variable icon.
e) Type <crpage> in the name field.
f) Change Type filed to Number instead of Text. And the value of the number should be 0.

Articulate Storyline Variable

g) Repeat the steps d, e and f but this time variable name can be <totalpages> and the value should equal to how many pages you are going to insert in the presentation. For example: I am using 5 pages presentation to demonstrate.

Total Pages Stroyline

h) Click on OK button in the Variables window.
i) Insert a text field in the layout and the add Variable name by keeping % symbols (%Variablename%) in the start and end. (Where you want to add page number).


j) Now add ‘of’ text to it.

%crpage% of

k) Now add <totalpages> variable with % symbol around to it.

%crpage% of %totalpages%

Total Page Numbers

l) Exit from Slide Master by clicking on Close Master View button in the ribbon.


m) Now click on Create a New Trigger icon in Trigger Panel.
n) Trigger Wizard pop-up window will appear.
o) Select Adjust variable from the Action dropdown.
p) Select <crpage> from the Variable.
q) Make sure the Operator field should have =Assignment
r) Value should be Value and add current page number.
s) Finally make sure When field should have Timeline starts.

Storyline Timelines

t) Repeat the steps from “n” to “t” in every slide to get the continues page numbers.

Thanks for your time, hope this blog helpful to you and let us know your views & comments.


Articulate Storyline, an incredible tool for e-Learning courses

Articulate Storyline

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Articulate Storyline is just an amazing and revolutionary tool for e-learning. It is actually the one stop solution which provides the variety of options. It is very simple when it comes to be used by new developers as well as full of surprises for the experts as more and more time you spend with it you will be introduced with some or the other very useful and surprising features.


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