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Hello, Story, and link help

19 days ago

Hello Everyone,

I've done a lot of reading on here - and this actually inspired me to write my own CYOA story - which is completely written already in Excel.

 

I was looking for a guide to figure out the linking system - but the guides that I clicked on were all above my experience.  I also tried making the story and got it to partially work but I'm confused by the page and getting the links to work together in a constructive chain.  Its been confusing for me - any help you can offer / guide links / suggestions etc. would be helpful.

The story is a 3 branch exploration with a mini-epilogue and 2 grand epilogues for full winning pathways.

 

Thanks again for your help - and very excited to be a part of this community of amazing storytellers!

Cheers,

Vince

Hello, Story, and link help

19 days ago
Welcome to the site.

You do know that Excel is for numbers and calculations, right?

Anyway, do you have more detail about what you're looking to do? You can link any page to any other page without limitation...

Hello, Story, and link help

19 days ago
What are you specifically having an issue with?

To link one page to another, click the "Add Link" button at the bottom of the page you are working on. THen select the page you want that link to lead to. If you haven't made a page to link it to yet, click "Add Link to New Page" and it'll automatically create one. When it does, it will ask you to name the new page. Either way, the links should appear at the bottom of whatever page you are working on. From there you can change the text in the boxes to whatever you want and it'll still take you to whichever page the link is set for. The reader will see the text you put in the box as their choice.

Hello, Story, and link help

19 days ago

Thanks for this this fixed it.  When I was first trying I think i was just hitting a lot of the wrong buttons and I ended up with like 6 links to nowhere! Its working now and I got a page link working.  Excited to post my story soon - but I have about an hour+ of copy paste linking to do!

 

Thanks for this.  I guess since your there is there anything I have to put to indicate a terminus point for any of my branches?

Hello, Story, and link help

19 days ago
When you select "Add Link," choose "End Game and Leave Comments" instead of one of your own pages.

Hello, Story, and link help

19 days ago

Ahh wow its funny how things hide in plain sight - i literally just built a full 1/3 of my story and didn't even see that there!  Thanks Leora!

Hello, Story, and link help

19 days ago
No problem ^_^

Hello, Story, and link help

19 days ago
I see my first explaination helped but since I spent time doing this I'm gonna post it anyway:


To link two already existing pages together, click on "Add Link."





Select the "Another Page" and highlight the page you wish to use, then click "Okay."





The page you want to lik to should show up under "Destination."





Type the name of your choice in the text box. This is what the reader will see.





In this example, if the player clicks on "Yes", the game will take them to Page 2


If you want to link to a page you haven't yet created, use "Add Link to New Page".





A text box should pop up, asking you what you want to name your new page.





The name of your new page should now show up under "Destination." It will be added to your list of pages in whichever chapter the original page is in.





You can rename links to new pages the same way you did before.





Now in this example, the game will take the player to page 2 if they click on "Yes" or to page 3 if they click on "No."

Hello, Story, and link help

19 days ago

That might be handy for future more complex games that I might make.  I'm using the basic editor for this one and actually I just finished.  So if you are interested in the "edutainment" category on the site I'd be honored if you wanted to be the story's first reader!!

Hello, Story, and link help

19 days ago
Did you hit the "publish" button?

Hello, Story, and link help

19 days ago

No I did not! thanks!

Hello, Story, and link help

19 days ago

I think it should be live now!

Hello, Story, and link help

19 days ago
It is. Seems alright so far. The writing's a bit awkward and there are some terms that may need to be defined depending on what age group you're aiming for, but overall it's pretty good. Gimme a few minutes and I'll write a full review for ya. (A few minutes probably means hours since I'm in school right now, fair warning.)

Hello, Story, and link help

19 days ago

Awesome thank you for that!

Hello, Story, and link help

19 days ago
No problem, hope you find it helpful ^_^

Hello, Story, and link help

19 days ago
All of that stuff should apply to the basic editor as well, I didn't go into scripting or variables or anything exclusive to the Advanced Editor. It's basically my other explaination but with pictures.

Hello, Story, and link help

19 days ago
Anyone who needs this much help is just going to be confused further by the site being different and the wrong color.

Hello, Story, and link help

19 days ago
It's just the extension, all of the buttons and such should be the same.

Hello, Story, and link help

18 days ago
welcome and good luck ~