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Steps to Create a Basic Interactivity in Articulate Storyline

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Steps to Create a Basic Interactivity in Articulate Storyline

Creating interactivity in any authoring tool usually involves functionality works, such as writing action scripts, assigning triggers or adjusting variables. However, Articulate Storyline allows us to create interactivities without all this complicated stuff. Today, in this blog, I’m going to show you how to create an interactivity in Articulate storyline using States.

This interactivity is called “A flip-card”. To create this, follow the simple steps.

Step 01: On a blank slide, insert 3 rectangles.

Basic shapes on a blank slide

Step 02: Add Hover and Selected states to every shape.

States

To give some good effect on mouse-over, I’ll add shadow only to the Hover state. Double click the Hover state and add shadow that you see in the screenshot below. (You can add any other effect like glow or change the color.)

Shadow

Step 03: Now, double click the Normal state. In the normal state of each rectangle, add an image relevant to the content and adjust it exactly in the center of the rectangle.

Add image in normal state

Add image in normal state

Add image in normal state

Step 04: Double click the Selected state and add text in the state.

Add text in selected  state

Add text in selected  state

Add text in selected  state

Step 05: The only precaution you need to take here is the text box. Double click the selected state; right click the text box; click Format Shape; and go to the Text Box category. Select the Do not Autofit option.

Format shape

Do this for the text of all three rectangles. Finally, design the slide as per your needs.

Final output

Final output

In this interactivity, once you click the image, you can see the text; when you click the rectangle for the second time you can see the image again.

If you want your text to remain and not change to image, follow the same steps. But, instead of the Selected state use Visited state. With this logic, you can create many interactivities. I’ve added the screenshots of some more interactivities which I’ve created using states.

Different interactivity

Different interactivity

Different interactivity

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