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Mastering Articulate Storyline

By : Ashley Chiasson, Jeffery Batt
Book Image

Mastering Articulate Storyline

By: Ashley Chiasson, Jeffery Batt

Overview of this book

Storyline is a powerful e-learning authoring tool that allows you to take your creativity to the next level. However, more often than not, projects don't require such complex interactions, leaving Storyline's full capabilities untapped. This book will provide you with the information you need to take your Storyline development up a notch by leveraging the full suite of possibilities Storyline has to offer. You will be provided with a refresher of the key concepts before we take you deep into the exciting world of enhanced interactivity, variables, and even some JavaScript—oh my! With downloadable activities, you can either follow along and compare your output, use the activities as they are, modify the activities to suit your own needs, or reverse-engineer the activities to better understand how they were developed.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Mastering Articulate Storyline
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Using number variables

Number variables are variables comprising numeric values such as scores, clicks, or attempts. In Storyline, number variables allow you to attribute equal assignment or add, subtract, multiply, or divide values.

You can use number variables to do some neat things, such as tracking the number of times a slide object was clicked, to create conditional navigation, or to perform calculations.

Exercise 1

Let's take a look at Exercise 1. In this exercise, you'll learn how to use variables to add user-entered values. There are two slides in this exercise: a Before slide (slide 1) and an After slide (slide 2). Please note that in your Manage Project Variables panel, you will notice additional variables; these variables are associated with the After slide example and will have the prefix AFTER.

On your exercise slide, you will see that there are three clients, three numeric entry boxes for the user to enter values, and a Calculate button. Follow these steps to make this slide functional...