Once you've added a button, and formatted its appearance the way that you want it, it's time to determine the action it will carry out when clicked.
- Select a button.
- Click the Actions tab on the Properties panel.
- Click the On Success menu arrow.
This menu lists every type of action you can have a button do, and it's quite a list. Let's look at the more common options, starting from the beginning:
- Continue: Will simply unpause the project when the button is clicked.
- Previous/Next/Last Slide visited: Will move you immediately to the next slide, the previous slide in the timeline, or the last slide that was visited before this one.
- Jump to Slide: Lets you specify any slide in the project to jump to when the button is clicked.
- Play Audio: Will start an audio file that you can select from the project's library.
- Stop Triggered Audio: Will stop audio that's playing.
- Show and Hide: Allow you to specify an object on the stage and make it either visible or hidden.
- Enable and Disable: Allow you to select another button on the slide and enable or disable the ability to click that button.
- Assign, Increment, and Decrement: All work with variables by assigning a value, adding to it, or subtracting from it.
- Pause: Will pause the project until the user resumes it, either by clicking the Play button on the playbar, jumping to another slide, or clicking a button with the Continue action.
- Exit: Will close the project when clicked.
- No Action: Select it if you need a button that doesn’t do anything when clicked.
- Select an action.
- Customize the action's options, if necessary.
Buttons also have some additional settings you can customize aside from actions. First, you can choose how many times a button can be clicked before being disabled. By default, you can click a button as many times as you want, and it will always do the same action.
- Toggle the Infinite Attempts checkbox.
- Click the Shortcut option button.
- Press the keys you want to assign as the shortcut.
- Toggle the Hand Cursor, Double-click, or Disable Click Sound (optional).
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