We are now in the fourth section of this training series. Before moving on with this section lets recap what we have covered in the previous section.
- In the third section we have seen:
- Accessing Slide Properties,
- Controlling How Slide Advances,
- Determining How Slides Behave When Revisited,
- Choosing Navigation Controls,
- How to enable or disable Player Features,
- What are Slide Layers,
- How to add, duplicate and, delete slide layers,
- Visibility Properties of a slide layer,
- Base layer Properties of a slide layer,
- and finally, Revisiting property of a slide layer.
In this section we will see:
- What is a timeline in storyline,
- Understanding the timeline interface,
- How to edit, adjust and control objects in a timeline,
- Using play head and Cue points,
- Working with the audio and video files in a timeline,
- What are states in Storyline,
- How to add, edit and, delete a state,
- How to switch between states using triggers,
- What is a notes panel,
- How to add and format notes,
- Understanding the notes panel interface,
- and finally, setting up the notes display in you course.
So without any further delay let’s quickly open storyline and learn more about timeline.
Timeline is one of the most important components in storyline. We can change the duration of the slide using timeline by simply clicking and dragging this grey nob forward or backward in order to increase or decrease the slide duration.
We can also adjust the timing and the stacking order of the objects appearing in a Slide. Storyline’s timeline can only be accessed from the story view. Sometimes you might not see the timeline upon entering the story view for the first time. To enable, you can click this little arrow in the bottom right which will expand the bottom section. Here we have three panels; timeline, states and Notes panel.
While we are working extensively on the timeline, we can use the docking option by clicking this icon. This will open the timeline in a separate window so that we can resize the timeline. Once done, we can simply click on this icon again to toggle it back to its default position. This functionality is the same across all panels in the story view.
Open the states panel and click on the icon to open it in a separate window.
Open the notes panel and click the icon.
Similarly for the triggers, slide layers, and Scenes panel, click the
icon of each panel to reposition them back to their default location.
It will help in making the development process easy while working on densely populated slides.
Next, we have a bunch of options here on the timeline that we will learn in the next video.
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