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Creating a Screen with a Pop-up with Adobe Captivate 5.5

When designing a course screen, we sometimes come across a situation where we have some content which is related to the screen, but there’s no space on the screen to place it. This content is important and is in context with the current screen but is not worthy enough to take up the entire next screen. In such scenarios, screen with a pop-up comes to rescue!

Take a look at this screen…

Let’s see how we can create such a screen with Adobe Captivate 5.5.

Looking for other types of interactive screens? Here are some demonstrations on how to create a screen with rollover audio, click-reveal text, click-display animation, tabs, and a timeline.

Happy captivating! 🙂

16 Responses

  1. why can’t i get flashplayer any more? had it for 10 years- suddently it is impossily to opgrade- it first appear that it is now installed – but it disappear- Who is blocking it:

  2. Thanks for this article. However, wouldn’t it be better just to have all of the popup objects have their Visibility set to OFF from the beginning of the movie instead of turning off Visibility using the On Enter Slide action? Having them visible at the start of the slide could mean the user sees these objects for a brief split second before the On Enter Slide Advanced Action kicks in to hide them. Plus it’s one less trigger event to set up.

    Is there a reason why you opted to use On Enter Slide instead of the strategy I suggest here?

    • Thanks for sharing your thoughts Rod. I usually go by the strategy you suggested. The reason I went this route was to hide all the objects back when the learner returns to the slide. Yes, I could have set it as the OnExit action, but again, that brings it to having two events plus turning the Visibility off. Was just trying to keep it lean 😉

      • Great tip, thanks. Do you have any suggestions for a project that will have multiple popups throughout or is the only way to do this to write a new advanced action for each popup?

      • I believe so. It just means that the objects start the slide already with Visibility off. I would just leave Pooja’s OnSlideEnter action as is to cover the situation where (as she mentions in her reply) the user might happen to return to the same slide at some point AFTER having visited it and triggering the SHOW action by clicking the link.

        So what I’m suggesting here is to keep everything Pooja has done but just make the small change of having Visibility of all objects set to OFF by default.

      • I’ll go with Rod’s shortcut. It saves time to both you and the learner. Depending on the learner’s machine, network, etc….having the objects visible On Enter means objects can be visible even for a fraction of a second. Why go that route if you can save yourself time and save your learner an epileptic flickering of the screen? Deselect visibility of the objects and skip the hide step in the advanced actions. You’ll end up with the same results.

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