Captivate’s scrolling text widget only allows you to specify a single appearance for all the text displayed by the widget. All the text is one font, color, size, etc. I’ve always needed to use the scrolling text box because I put it on any slide that has narration and use it as a transcript. Since all the text is the same, there isn’t a way to bold specific words or add a bulleted list. One day it occurred to me that I actually did have another option as long as I didn’t mind a little extra work.
I realized that I could setup and style the transcript’s text using HTML and CSS in Dreamweaver and then paste the code into the Web widget. The code does have to be minified so it’s a single line, but now I have the full ability to change the formatting for any text I desire. It is a bit more work than just loading up the default scrolling text widget, but being able to bold and/or italicize specific words and create actual bulleted lists is worth it to me.
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