Storyline 1: Rewind Button Doesn't Start the Slide Over

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In some cases, you may notice that the Rewind button at the far right end of the seekbar does not actually start the slide over from the beginning.

The behavior of the Rewind button is determined by the “When revisiting” property for each slide. There are three options for this property:

  • Automatically decide: This is the default choice, and it means Storyline will decide automatically whether to rewind the slide or not. Here's the logic: If the slide contains just simple objects and/or audio but no interactivity, Storyline will rewind the slide to the beginning of the slide’s timeline. However, if the slide contains any interactive elements, such as buttons or any other object that includes a visited or selected state, Storyline will not rewind the slide.
  • Resume saved state: This option will always prevent the slide from rewinding.
  • Reset to initial state: This option will always force the slide to rewind.

To change the “When revisiting” property for slides in your story, take a look at this tutorial.

If you'd prefer to simply remove the Rewind button, you can do that, too. Bear in mind that removing the Rewind button will also remove the Seekbar. Here’s how:

For an individual slide

To remove the Seekbar / Rewind button from a single slide (or series of slides), uncheck the Seekbar box in the slide properties.

For the entire course

To remove the Seekbar / Rewind button from the entire course, uncheck the Seekbar box in Player > Features.

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