Button Sets: An Articulate Storyline Hidden Gem

Written by mtaylor — Posted in Articulate Storyline

Personally, I count button sets as one of Articulate Storyline’s hidden gems. Sure, they may not catch the limelight like other features, but they are a super-helpful tool that definitely belongs in your e-learning bag of tricks.

Button sets make a group of objects behave like radio buttons, so learners can select only one object at a time out of the group. Each time learners select an object from a button set, the rest of that set is automatically unselected, keeping your interaction clean and clutter-free.

So, do you need to build and program your buttons from scratch? No way! With Storyline, you can easily create your interaction in just a few clicks with what you already have. And the Button Set feature works just as well with Storyline’s ready-made buttons as it does with pictures, screenshots, shapes, captions, characters, markers, and other objects on your slide.

Articulate Storyline Button Set

Here’s how to create a button set:

1. Select the objects you want to turn into a button set by shift-clicking or dragging a selection area around the objects.
2. Right-click the selection and choose Button Set.
3. Choose either Button Set 1 (this is the default name for the first button set you create on any slide), or choose New Set and add a name.

You can customize the selected states that Storyline creates for your buttons, or create your own entirely. So go ahead, let your imagination run wild—your creativity will take you far, far away from standard radio buttons.

You can check out this tutorial to learn more about working with button sets.

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2 responses to “Button Sets: An Articulate Storyline Hidden Gem”


Thank you very much!

Joyce Nelson-Avila // Posted at 11:27 am on October 25th, 2013

This is so cool… thanks for the tip!

Diane // Posted at 1:10 pm on November 7th, 2013

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