Put SmartShape Buttons in a Master Slide’s Fluid Box – How to refer to them in an Advanced Action?
Needing to keep all Objects in view from iPhone to desktop is important. Limit the students ability to advance until they have covered the material and yet be able to review material already seen at any time. A number of questions as you can see. (1) can objects be used in a master slide and referred to in Advanced Actions?, (2) Is there a method to keep Objects in view outside of using Fluid Boxes?, (3) Can Captivate Playback controls be edited?, (4)Are any of the options I have tried workable? (5) Articulate is accomplishing a nice Playback control with the ability to limited the student from advancing before completing a slide, having a progress bar disabled from use, and the ability to scale all its Objects from desktop to iPhone. Can we?, (5) If I need to use the Flash editor, what is the name of this product?
Have created a custom Playback control using six SmartShape buttons used to control Play/Pause, Sound, forward, backward, CC, and TOC. All this to control when a user is able to go forward yet still be able to review material already viewed.
What seems ideal for the students learning, is to see the forward button but not be able to advance until the slide has completed and that same forward button enabled when the slide has already been reviewed. Also to rewind within the slide to review material is important without having to restart the slide completely.
I have accomplished (with the communities help) Advanced Actions that turn the forward button to a gray State and disable it until the slide is complete. A rewind feature seems achievable using the system variables to go back X amount of frames on each button click. The objective is for a student to be able to review material (already seen) at any time during the course so taking the PlayBack Control away does not satisfy this goal. If there was a way to control the existing Captivate Playback controls that would help. Taking away various buttons does not satisfy the request.
I have tried putting the custom SmartShape buttons with supporting Advanced Actions (on Enter):
(1) …on the first slide, but SmartShape buttons do not stay with the slide view (desktop, smartphone – a very important requirement!). They will not stay in a Fluid Box.
(2) …on every slide, but a nightmare to maintain I think.
(3) …on a Master slide which seemed like the best solution, but I don’t see how to refer to these buttons in an Advanced Action. I see the SmartShape has a Style name that is the name previously given.
I have also tried using the properties that control what items will appear on a Playback control within Captivate taking away the forward button but as said earlier, that is not ideal for the student.
There is white paper on using Flash editor to create custom Playback controls. Perhaps that is where I need to go? If so, what is it called? I don’t see specifically a product called Flash editor on Adobe’s list.
I see that a competitor is using Articulate and achieving these results. Wonder how they are doing it?