I’m a designer and brand consultant not using Captivate. I’ve been asked by the client to consult on the look of their Captivate learning modules. I’ve worked with Flash developers and HTML developers for a long time developing different types of modules, so I understand how various programs have their layout limitations. I just need to get up to speed on some specific items and limitations in Captivate. I hope someone can answer a few specific questions. Just going to Lynda.com is not an option, just yet. I don’t need to know how Captivate works or be trained on it, I need answers on specific capabilities of the application.
–Is there a nudge function in Captivate, and if so, is the increment customizable, or is it one pixel, or?
–Is there a leading/linespacing control? Meaning, right now they are running the lines of text together tightly, with ascenders and descenders running into each other. The font itself with its long ascenders is a particular problem. In layout programs, I would just increase the linespacing 2-3 pixels between lines. Can this be done in Captivate?
–Is there a way to do what’s called “space after” meaning a few pixels of space after a paragraph? This makes paragraphs look nicer, and not so scattered-looking as when you put a full paragraph return after lines. If it’s not available, do you just do it by making separate paragraphs and manually spacing them?
“Next” arrows – are there only a few pre-made choices or can you do any graphic and make it a button?
–What kind of art format is accepted (jpg, png, svg, ai etc)
–What is the increment for type — Flash is mostly in pixels and points, how about Captivate?
–Can you mix fonts within a line of text?
–Is there a limit on number of fonts, or any other type of database limit to be aware of?
–Can you do what’s known as hanging text, where you have a bullet on a sentence, then the sentence starts at a tabbed point, and the lines of type wrap below, lining up with the first letter rather than the bullet?
I imagine at this point you are thinking what about accordions, fades, responsive and all that. This is in an industry that has absolutely NO mobile devices, so these learning modules are glorified Powerpoints.
Thank you in advance for pointing me in the right direction!
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