How to create a ‘Please rotate your screen’ warning message that becomes visible only when the user rotates phone to Portrait mode?

May 22, 2019
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How to create a ‘Please rotate your screen’ warning message that becomes visible only when the user rotates phone to Portrait mode?

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May 22, 2019

Hello my fellow Captivate experts.

I am using Captivate 2019, I have a responsive project. I can see in the settings that I can restrict Landscape view but I cannot restrict Portrait view. I want my project to be available in Landscape only.

Is there a way to block the entire project from being viewed in Portrait mode? If not, I am thinking to create a black shape with some warning text telling the user to rotate their screen. But I want this shape to become visible on all slides,  triggered only when the phone or tablet is rotated in Portrait mode. Obviously I do not want the warning to be visible in Landscape mode.

Appreciate any suggestions.

Robert

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2019-05-22 17:53:00
2019-05-22 17:53:00

Yes, avoiding fluid boxes altogether is the best idea. Using breakpoints I can actually remove all content from the Portrait modes (drag it from the view) and add instead a shape with warning message. This shape becomes visible only when screen gets to that resolution / rotate. It will not work with fluid boxes and I don’t need them since my project is landscape only anyway.

Using non-responsive with Rescalable HTML will keep the same content landscape across devices. BUT I cannot add the warning message since I cannot change the content for a specific resolution. 

Thanks for the advice!

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2019-05-22 19:57:41
2019-05-22 19:57:41
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That is true. Breakpoint views offer a lot more control as you explained. It is a ptiy that they are now almost ignored by the Captivate team, since they don’t even offer any themes for Breakpoints anymore. I would love to see the possibility for the choice when creating a responsive project. Now you have first to create a fluid boxes project, to convert it then to a Breakpoints project, not user friendly.

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2019-05-22 07:55:38
2019-05-22 07:55:38

BTW some ‘templates’ from the eLearning brothers have such a warning. Maybe have a look.

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2019-05-22 07:54:53
2019-05-22 07:54:53

May seem off topic, but are you sure to need a responsive project (Fluid boxes or Breakpoints)? Why not publish a non-responsive project as Rescalable HTML?

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