Variables and conditions work hand in hand to allow you to easily create conditional interactivity. There are three types of variables within Storyline: text, number, and true/false variables. These variables allow you to customize the learner's experience by capturing information in one section of the story and referring to it at other points throughout the story.
Variables and states can serve similar purposes, but the main way in which variables differ from states is that variables can be referenced at any point throughout a story, whereas states can only contain information for individual slides and cannot be referenced across slides.
We will talk more about the three types of variables next, but right now, we'll get down to the very basics.
Variables are containers for dynamic values that change based on user input or interaction. In Storyline, variables allow you to move past the basic functionality of your story into a functionally customized course...