How to Add a Sound Effect to a Button Click

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To add a sound effect to a button click in Storyline, use a Play media trigger. Here’s how:

  1. Click the Create a new trigger icon (looks like a blank piece of paper) in the Triggers panel.
  2. Assign the following properties to the trigger:
    • Action: Play media
    • Media: Select Sound from file, and then browse to the audio file you want to use.
    • When: User clicks
    • Object: Select the name of your button.
  3. Click OK.

If you want your button to perform another action in addition to playing a sound effect, such as displaying a lightbox, perform the steps above to add the sound effect, then create a second trigger to perform a different action when the media completes. Here’s how:

  1. Click the Create a new trigger icon (looks like a blank piece of paper) in the Triggers panel.
  2. Assign the following properties to the trigger:
    • Action: Select the action you want to perform, such as Jump to slide or Show layer.
    • Depending on the action you chose, define the action, such as the destination slide number or the name of the layer that you want to show.
    • When: Media completes.
    • Object: Select the name of audio file you imported for the sound effect.
  3. Click OK.

Tip: If you want to add the same sound effect to more than one button on the same slide, you'll need to import the same sound file for each button.