Deactivating a trigger

Previously, we talk about Trigger in a trigger, where an animation trigger will be activated on the random completion of three other trigger animations. Today, I will be showing you another example on how you can manipulate with triggers.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to deactivate a trigger. If you have seen the previous tutorial, this should sound easy. Same thing, we are going to make use of the "Invisible AutoShape". So here's the scenario: For instance, I have two buttons, Button A and B. Clicking on either A or B will activate some animations. In addition, IF Button A is clicked, B will be disabled and vice versa.

Assuming that you know how to create Animation Trigger, we will just talk about disabling the trigger.
First, you will need to create two rectangle AutoShapes. Each autoshape will cover one button entirely.
Now, select these two autoshapes, right click and select Format AutoShapes.
Set them to No Line. Under Fill, set to 99% transparency. This will make
them 'invisible'.
Click Slide Show > Custom Animation.
Add Appear effect (Entrance) to the autoshapes.
Here's the complicared part,
Double click on the appear effect that has been added on the invisible autoshape covering Button A.
Select the Timing Tab.
Click on the Triggers button.
Select "Start effect on click of".
Click on the dropdown field and look for Button B.
Click Ok to apply the change.
Double click on the appear effect that has been added on the invisible autoshape covering Button B.
Select the Timing Tab.
Click on the Triggers button.
Select "Start effect on click of".
Click on the dropdown field and look for Button A.
Click Ok to apply the change.

Now, if you click on Button A, you will see some animations, and at the same time, Button B will be deactivated by the invisible autoshape.

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