Use Advanced Actions

Using a normal action on a button press lets you do a single thing, such as navigating to another slide, showing or hiding an image, or assigning a value to a variable. Advanced Actions let you combine a sequence of actions into one triggered event.

Open the Advanced Actions Window

  1. Click Project on the menu bar.
  2. Select Advanced Actions.
    Open the Advanced Actions Window

The Advanced Actions window opens up, with a blank advanced action started. Most of the window is taken up by the list of actions, with each row representing a possible action.

Above that you'll see some tabs, called Decision groups. If your advanced action has multiple conditions that it checks for, each decision group can contain a separate set of actions.

Create an Advanced Action

  1. Click the Add button.
  2. Click the Select Action menu arrow.
  3. Select an action.
    Create an Advanced Action
  4. Set that action's options (if necessary).
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 to add more actions (if necessary).
  6. Enter a name in the Action Name field.
  7. Click the Save Action button.
    Create an Advanced Action
  8. Click OK.
    Create an Advanced Action

The advanced action is saved, and can be applied to a button or click box in this project.

Edit an Advanced Action

  1. Click the Existing Actions menu arrow.
  2. Select an advanced action.
    Edit an Advanced Action
  3. The selected advanced action appears. You can add new actions, remove unnecessary ones, and reorder or edit the existing actions.

  4. Select an action.
  5. (Optional) Click the Remove button to remove an action.
    Edit an Advanced Action
  6. (Optional) Click the Move Up or Move Down buttons to move the action up or down in the action list.
  7. You can also edit an action to change the action that gets performed, or change an action's settings.

  8. (Optional) Double-click an action to reset the action performed.
  9. Edit an action's options (if necessary).
  10. Click the Update Action button.
    Edit an Advanced Action
  11. Click OK.
  12. Click the Close button.
    Edit an Advanced Action

Assign an Advanced Action to a Button or Click Box

  1. Select a button or click box.
  2. Click the On Success menu arrow on the Actions tab of the Properties panel.
  3. Select Execute Advanced Actions.
    Assign an Advanced Action to a Button or Click Box
  4. Click the Script menu arrow.
  5. Select an advanced action.
    Assign an Advanced Action to a Button or Click Box

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