March 6, 2019
Text Animation – getting text to “type” onto the screen – Captivate 2019
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March 6, 2019
Text Animation – getting text to “type” onto the screen – Captivate 2019
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Hi there again,  Sorry another newbie question I’m afraid:

How do I get text onto the screen so that it appear letter by letter, or word by word to coincide with my voiceover?

I can do it in other software (including PPT) but I cannot seem to find how to do this in captivate.

Many Thanks

Dave

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2019-03-14 13:22:27
2019-03-14 13:22:27

I posted a blog here where I explain the workflow with using a shape as mask and adding typing sound.

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2019-03-08 16:21:08
2019-03-08 16:21:08

There are text animations, one of them is Typing, but they are only functional for SWF export, not recommended. Synchronizing with audio would be tough.

You could use a shape with the color of the background on top of the text, and apply a motion path to that shape so that it clears the text gradually. Length of the motion path can easily be edited.

You could create a multistate object, having one word more in each state. Have it then appear in steps with a While loop, Delay command followed by Change to next state.

Maybe could offer more possibilities, but want to end with a critical note: do you really think this will add to the learning efficiency?  When I need to use bulleted text – which I avoid whenever possible – I use the Multistate approach and attach audio to the bullet lines. But for words or characters in a sentence?

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