Problems with block set-up and calling files from file pool
I am new to Open Sesame and experiment building, so I apologize for the length of my question and possible lack of clarity. Will be happy to provide more detail as necessary.
I am trying to set up an object matching task in which there is a pair of pictures that either match or mismatch. Each trial shows the picture pair saved as one file (e.g. cue_dog_match.jpg; cue_dog_cat_mismatch.jpg). I set the variables to "pair" with values of "match" and "mismatch" and correct_response "A" and "L" respectively.
I have 2 main problems (that I know of):
I want each block to have 6 blocks with only 5 trials in each block (I am testing very young children), but because I have 2 rows of variables I can only get even number trials per block. Is there a way around this?
I also want each block to randomly call match and mismatch items. However, even when I replace the script on the sketchpad with "cue_[pair].jpg" I get errors. (I also tried this with numerous file name conventions, but nothing is working).
Any help is appreciated.