I received an email from an Articulate Storyline developer who was adding interactivity to her project via buttons. She wanted learners to click on the buttons for slide-to-slide navigation.
The developer easily added the buttons she needed to the desired slides (via the Insert tab on the Ribbon, Interactive Objects). She then added the appropriate Triggers to each of the buttons so that when learners clicked the buttons, they moved forward, backward, or jumped to different slides.
Upon previewing the project, she was dismayed to see built-in Prev and Next navigation buttons that weren’t on her slides when she was working on the project. (The image below is a slide I created for demonstration purposes... the developer mentioned above created slides far more elegant, but she was not able to share them.)
The developer wanted to know if there was an easy way to quickly hide the navigation buttons on a slide-by-slide basis? The answer? Yup!
Right-click a Storyline slide and choose Properties. From the Buttons area, deselect Prev, Next, or both, and then click the OK button.
Preview the content and you'll notice that the built-in slide navigation is gone.
If you'd like to remove the navigation buttons from multiple slides, that's easy too. From Story View, select as many slides as you like (you can shift-click to select contiguous slides; control-click to skip around). On the Slide Properties panel you'll find Multiple slide navigation controls allowing you to show/hide the buttons for the selected slides.
Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP, is the founder and president of IconLogic. Following a career in Public Affairs with the U.S. Coast Guard and in private industry, Kevin has spent decades as a technical communicator, classroom and online trainer, public speaker, and has written hundreds of computer training books for adult learners. He has been recognized by Adobe as one of the top trainers world-wide.