In Cap 9 we have the option to include states for objects. Anyone know what the "Retain State on Slide Revisit" check box does? I've played with it a bit and looked it up in the help but still don't see what it is supposed to do for us.
I'd like to set up a navigation button that stays in a "checked state" once it is used and I was hoping this feature might help.
Just created a quick example (have to write a blog post about this feature). Created a shape button, configure its InBuilt states and added a custom state 'Checked' which has a check mark next to the button
The option 'Retain state...' is checked.
For that button I created an advanced action that started with the Command 'Change state of SB_Done to Checked'. When returning to the slide from another slide, the Normal state remained replaced by the Checked state. Hope this clarifies?
I have tried this several times and it still does not work. I added an additional button and the Visited State should have a border around the button which is a text box with Use as Button checked. Also, used Advanced Actions to jump to a page and change the state to Visited. Does anyone have any suggestions to what might be stopping this from working?
I am not sure where the Retain State is applied. I tried to apply when the state was Normal and I tried to apply it to the Visited State, but it just keep moving back to the Normal State. Still not sure how exactly this option should be working since neither worked for me.
Retain state works for me. Which version do you use? You cannot change the
state of an object with an action on another slide. Did you perhaps put the
command 'Jump to slide' before 'Change state'? If that is the case reverse
the sequence of those commands.
It doesn't work for me either. Does your button "retain" at the "Down" state?
No, it will never retain the Down state, which is one of the InBuilt state. in all applications, buttons only show the Down state when the button is pressed down. If you want to keep a state after the button has been pressed, you need to add a custom state (which could be a duplicate from the Down state) and add the command 'Change State ....' to the action triggered by the button.
How do I make a button change state after pressed AND "show" another image?
You have the choice:
I do not have a Correct option under my response. Can you click it correct on your end?
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add one inbuild status - visited. it is the most simple option from my point of view