I have a slide with term buttons that when clicked shows the definition of the terms via the state view. The user is allowed to click back and forth on the buttons as much as they want. I also have a "Continue" button at the bottom to allow the users to move on after they have finished looking at everything. My problem is that if they wait between clicking the term buttons for over the length of the timing of the slide and then click one of the term buttons, it automatically moves on to the next slide. Even though I have the "Continue" button set to pause the project until the user clicks it. (I have also tried to make the Continue button a click box that pauses the project until user clicks it. Still does not work.) Do I have to set a crazy long slide length to prevent this from happening?
Any button you add should also have an automatic pause by default. I usually uncheck the "Pause After:" dialogue box in the timing panel next to the properties panel. then I have ONE button control when the timeline pauses.
Another button default is to be programmed to "go to the next slide". You can change that action to "No Action". If users are clicking on your buttons then you might be using an Advanced Action. In that case make sure there is no "continue" listed in the advanced action.
Hope this helps.
Please, can you insert a screenshot of the Timeline panel? This blog may provide you some insights in one of the too little known features of pausing the timeline. It is the first cause of questions in all social media: