In this article, we provide some examples of grouping content into multistates.
What are multistates?
A multistate is a way of arranging slides that belong together. Like a pop-up, a magnifier, or a question and answer. But there's more to it. You can create a step-by-step animation by clicking on multiple slides. Or hide the slides behind another slide. This is a great way to split information into smaller parts and present it in an interactive way.
How to create Multistate slides?
1. From the presentation view
Add Multistate slides
You can group a slide by dragging it on top of another slide. First, click the multistate icon at the bottom left corner of your presentation view.
Then you drag a slide on another one to create a group. Want to select multiple slides simultaneously? Then select the slides you want to group (except for the first one) - click Crtl (windows) or Command (Mac) and the selection boxes appear. Next, you drag all selected slides onto the slide(s) to create a multistate.
Example: create a pop-up
A common use case for multistate is a pop-up, like an enlargement of a visual or a reference. You can get this effect by following the steps on grouping the slides together in one multistate as stated above.
In this example below, State 1 has 2 small graphs, pop-ups as State 2 and 3:
2. From the slide view
Add Multistate slides
Open the slide that you want to extend with the Multistate slides, then click on the yellow plus sign on the right side of the presentation canvas.
The Library will appear where you can select the slide you want by clicking on it. You can add documents or videos as well.
The Multistate will be added as the second slide. You can switch between the slides by clicking on the yellow tabs on the right side of the canvas.
Sorting your Multi-Slides
You can reorder your grouped slides by clicking the edit icon on the slide (in edit s. Click on the sort icon.
The screen will then show all the available slides on the multistate slide you created. Select the slides by clicking on the slide and dragging and dropping the slides to the order of your preference.
Keep in mind that a maximum of 20 Multistates can be added to a slide.
Click the yellow plus icon to add more Multistates. Click the “Delete” icon next to the number of the slide to remove one.