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Pete Updated

Horizontal Scrolling

Hello, 

Is it possible to create a horizontal scrolling feature? I don't mean a canned animation but actual horizontal scrolling in an artboard without leaving that artboard ?

Figma has that feature and they way they do it is allow artboards to be placed in artboards and just add horizontal scrolling to the child artboard.

Is this feature coming to Studio?

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Shaina Torgerson
InVision ambassador Shaina Torgerson , ambassador Edited

Thank you both for clarifying, Pete and Syed! We are currently tracking a feature request for the ability for to set horizontal or vertical scrolling on layers, elements, components in Studio instead of just on the artboard level. I will open tickets on each of your behalf to add your interest for this potential feature.

Please keep an eye out for an email from me confirming that we've formally tracked your feedback. Please let me know if there's anything else I can help out with.

Have a great day,

Shaina

If anybody else would like to add their feedback about this potential feature, please fill out a ticket with Support here detailing the feature you are looking for.

Shaina Torgerson
InVision ambassador Shaina Torgerson , ambassador

Hi Pete,

To allow horizontal scrolling, the width of your artboard must be equal to the width of the layer that will be scrolled. If your Studio prototype won't scroll horizontally, the trouble is very likely caused by unequal widths for the artboard and the intended scroll layer.

To learn how to establish horizontal scrolling in Studio, check out our Help Article, Why won't my Studio prototype scroll horizontally?.

Hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any follow up questions.

Best,

Shaina

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Syed Maroof Muhammad Ali
InVision ambassador Syed Maroof Muhammad Ali , ambassador

I dont want to scroll the whole screen I want to horizontal scroll only one element in art board for mobile app prototype like carousels

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Pete
InVision ambassador Pete , ambassador

Hi Shaina,

Thanks for the reply. As Syed mentioned, the horizontal scrolling example is scrolling the whole artboard and not a specific area.

Is there the option to scroll a specific area? If not, is it in a list of upcoming features? This is becoming more and more imperative.

 

Thanks!

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Beth Vanderkolk
InVision ambassador Beth Vanderkolk , ambassador

Hey Pete,

While at the moment, we don't formally offer this type of functionality, the best workaround would be to use animations in something like Studio or After Effects and upload an animated GIF. Then use a swipe right hotspot to transition to the screen with the carousel scrolled horizontally with the scroll animation included. Here is a helpful video on working with animated gifs.

Beth

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Pete
InVision ambassador Pete , ambassador

Got the email. Thank you Shaina and Beth.

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Shaina Torgerson
InVision ambassador Shaina Torgerson , ambassador

Of course, Pete!

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Ivona Sosic
InVision ambassador Ivona Sosic , ambassador Edited

Is your horizontal scrolling ticket done yet?? This feature is a break or make it feature for considering you as a choice of prototyping tool in Sketch.

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Shaina Torgerson
InVision ambassador Shaina Torgerson , ambassador

Hi Ivona,

We are still tracking interest for the ability for to set horizontal or vertical scrolling on layers, elements, components in Studio instead of only on the artboard level. Please let me know if this is what you're referring to and I'm happy to add your feedback regarding your need for this potential feature.

As mentioned above, if your Studio prototype won't scroll horizontally, the trouble is very likely caused by unequal widths for the artboard and the intended scroll layer.

Look forward to hearing back,

Shaina

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Sklep
InVision ambassador Sklep , ambassador

@Shaina Torgerson Have you tracked down the interest about the feature? I made 1st prototype 2,5 years ago without option of horizonal scrolling on layers/groups/symbols etc. and the fact, that we're hiting 2020 without this feature is blowing my mind.

Horizontal scrolling is one of the MAIN features of ALL apps. How could you missed it? It's like a lack of auto-save option in Adobe software few years ago. We had to wait a f... dacade for it!

 

 

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Shaina Torgerson
InVision ambassador Shaina Torgerson , ambassador

Hi Satyen and Sklep,

Thanks for reaching out here in Community to express your need for this potential feature as well. We completely understand how frustrating it can be to wait for a feature like this.

Part of my job is to take important threads from Community to meetings with relevant Product Managers to discuss the struggles our customers are having. I will be sure to raise your concerns and request in my next meeting with the Studio Product Managers. I’m also opening a ticket on each of your behalf so that you can stay up to date on the status of this feature request.

In the meantime, you may be able to accomplish a version of this by using Motion. Check out our example file in Studio Carousel. You can can this by opening Studio, click Examples & Tutorials then check out the Carousel example file. Hope this helps!

Have a good one,

Shaina

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Spencer
InVision ambassador Spencer , ambassador

I'd like to add my agreement that this is definitely a feature that is needed. I'm doing work arounds but it's really slowing me down. Please add this!

 

Thanks

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Shaina Torgerson
InVision ambassador Shaina Torgerson , ambassador

Thanks for adding your feedback about this potential feature here as well, Spencer. I will open a ticket on your behalf to track you interest for this. Please keep an eye out for an email confirming that we've formally tracked your need for this.

If there's anything else we can help out with in the meantime, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Have a great day,

Shaina

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Jose Canovas
InVision ambassador Jose Canovas , ambassador

Hi people!

As Spencer said, this is a must-have!

I'm working on a project similar to Netflix, HBO and so on... and I need to horizontal scroll episodes.

Please, add it asap!

Thank you!

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James Pettipher
InVision ambassador James Pettipher , ambassador

+1 one for this feature

This interaction is common place now on most mobile / responsive sites and apps, so it is very limiting not being able to test this functionality with users during the prototyping phase.

You might want to look at framer, they have managed to make this feature work 

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Shaina Torgerson
InVision ambassador Shaina Torgerson , ambassador

Hi Jose and James,

Thank you both for chiming in here about this potential feature. We appreciate the additional information and will be sure to share with our Product team.

Jose - I will open a ticket on your behalf to track your need for this potential feature. Please keep an eye out for an email confirmation.

James - Thanks for opening a ticket with our Support team! I've notified them of your comment here in Community as well.

As a reminder, if anybody else would like to add their feedback about this potential feature, please fill out a ticket with Support here detailing the feature you are looking for.

Have a wonderful day,

Shaina

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Ramon Martinez
InVision ambassador Ramon Martinez , ambassador

People were like "we'd like horizontal scrolling in your core product" and InVision was like, "great! we hear you, we'll get right on it" so they spent years building an entire design studio software platform entirely separate from their core product, redesigning the proverbial wheel that is Sketch, and lol guess what? no horizontal scrolling...

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Sklep
InVision ambassador Sklep , ambassador

Shaina - do you have some feedback about horizontal scrolling from product people? When are you planning make it for Craft/Sketch?

WE ARE WAITING.

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David
InVision ambassador David , ambassador

I just started using sketch, I like it and seems pretty easy to use, but if you don't get horizontal scrolling feature like in Figma or Principle I will not have my team working on Sketch and will cancel my trial version. Why would I use an app without one of the core tools? You don't even have a plugin for this.

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Shaina Torgerson
InVision ambassador Shaina Torgerson , ambassador

Hi David,

Thanks for reaching out here in Community. Just to clear things up, are you using Sketch with Craft or Studio? If you're using Studio, it is currently possible to set up horizontal scrolling which you can learn how to do step-by-step here

To clarify, the requests in this Community thread are to set horizontal or vertical scrolling on layers, elements, components in Studio instead of only on the artboard level. If this is what you're looking for, please let me know. 

I hope this helps!

Shaina

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James Pettipher
InVision ambassador James Pettipher , ambassador

To clarify my request back in December 2019 was to enable scrolling in invision via Sketch and Craft upload not Studio.

cheers

James

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Shaina Torgerson
InVision ambassador Shaina Torgerson , ambassador

Thanks for hopping in here to clarify, James. It looks like your ticket has been linked up to the correct feature request, so you're all set!

We have noticed some different feature requests pop up in this conversation since Studio usage has grown. If there's anything else I can help out with, please don't hesitate to follow up.

Have a great day,

Shaina

 

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David
InVision ambassador David , ambassador

Hi Shaina! Thank you very much for getting back to me this quick.

The current issue I have is this:

On my page I have a tab on top that I want to do horizontal scrolling only. And I want the rest of the page to do vertical scrolling only. But I don't know how to apply horizontal scrolling only to 1 certain tab in the whole artboard. When I turn on both scrolling my whole artboard can be scrolled in every direction and I want to apply it only yo a certain tab.

What I need is something like in Instagram the Stories tab can be scrolled horizontally while the feed is scrolled vertically. Can you help me with this?

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Shaina Torgerson
InVision ambassador Shaina Torgerson , ambassador

Hi David,

Thanks for following up with those details! Given the use case you've described, it sounds like you are in fact looking to set horizontal or vertical scrolling on layers, elements, components in Studio instead of only on the artboard level. That being said, I will open a ticket on your behalf to track your interest for this potential feature.

Please keep an eye out for an email confirming that we've formally tracked your feedback. If there's anything else I can help out with, please don't hesitate to reach out again.

Have a great day,

Shaina

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Rick Franklin
InVision ambassador Rick Franklin , ambassador

I also want horizontal scrolling for a carousel using a Sketch/Invision combination. 

It is blowing my mind - you don't have this yet? In 2021? For a file started in Sketch and uploaded to Invision?

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Michael S
InVision ambassador Michael S , ambassador

Hi Rick!

Thanks for chiming in here, and we apologize for any trouble this may cause! I will go ahead and create a ticket on your behalf to pass along your interest in horizontal scrolling for layers for a carousel affect. Keep an eye for an email from me soon!

Thanks,
Michael

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kyonkopa
InVision ambassador kyonkopa , ambassador

Horizontal scrolling is an essential feature, I would also like to express interest

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Camille M
InVision ambassador Camille M , ambassador

Thanks for the feedback, Kyonkopa! I'll open a ticket on your behalf to track your interest in this feature.

You'll see an email from me shortly confirming this.

Best,

Camille

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Alexandra Casique
InVision ambassador Alexandra Casique , ambassador

I can't believe this is not a feature yet, 2021 and people still waiting. 

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Rick Franklin
InVision ambassador Rick Franklin , ambassador

I may or may not know of designers at enterprise-level companies actively exploring other prototyping tools because of this (and other basic app functionality) not being available. 

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