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Creating a Rollover Audio Screen in Adobe Captivate 5

In the last few week’s we learned how to create a Tabbed Screen and a Click-reveal Text Screen with Adobe Captivate 5. We also learned how to embed a Captivate simulation in a PowerPoint presentation.

Now it’s time to play with some audio… So let’s see how to create a rollover audio screen.

Take a look at the screen:



Hmmm… Eager to create such a screen? Go ahead and follow these simple steps:


Let me know if you found this post useful or facing any difficulty in following these steps by leaving a comment on this post. I would also like to know if there’s some specific type of screen/interaction example you are looking for.

Happy Captivating! 🙂

33 Responses

  1. I tried this today and it isn’t functioning as expected. When I preview the slide, the audio starts playing even before I roll over the area. Thoughts?

      • Allen, I assure you that the sound is on the rollover and not on the slide. When I select the slide, the Audio property has an “Add Audio” button. I tried this a few months ago in Captivate 4 with a Rollover Slidelet when I wanted the sound to play when the user rolled over and saw the slidelet. The same thing happened…sound played as soon as the slide was displayed. I feel like it might be a timing thing but I do not know how to fix it. In my current presentation I created 5 navigation buttons and I want the button text to be read on roll over. Instead all 5 are being read at once. It is very strange.

    • I have the same issue. When I add audio to rollovers, they all play as soon as the slide starts, before they are rolled over. Is there a solution? Thanks in advance!

  2. HI there,
    I am experiencing the same difficulty as Darlene – audio is attached to a rollover (not the slide) and is playing as soon as the slide commences. Did anyone happen to find out why this was happening?

  3. Pooja, thank you so much – such an easy solution – I was attaching the audio to the rollover box (over the image) rather than the rollover text box. All fixed. THANKS!!!

  4. I have audio attached to a slide and I want to add rollover slides within this slide and have audio attached to each of those rolloverslides as well. When I do this the audio on the rollover slide starts when the rollover starts in the timining. I want the audio to start when the mouse rolls over the roll over slide not start automatically. What am I missing? Can you tell me how to do this?

  5. Hi there! I am working on an e-learning application where users need to click on words to hear their pronunciaitons. Ideally, I would like users to be able to click on a word and play its corresponding audio file as well as show an image. I have managed to do this by using the technique above mentioned (rollover audio screen) and the image rollover object. My question is: How can I make things simpler by using only one rollover action?

  6. Hi, I am having the same issue as Faith (post from 4 months ago), where all the audio starts to play at the beginning of the slide. There is audio on the slide and also on the rollover image box. Help?

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