Is it possible to assign a particular conditional statement that makes a slide jump to a certain slide if and only if a particular sequence of slides are played? Thanks in advance for your help.
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Indeed it's possible. You will need to define a variable to track if the slides have been played. Then have your conditional statement check the value of the variable.
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As you enter or exit slides you are able to assign an action. So what you could do is to assign an action that updates a variable based on the slide(s) having been viewed.
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Check out my tutorial on how to do this at: http://captivatecrazy.blogspot.com/2012/05/make-elearning-engaging-wit h-advanced.html
I do not know if it should be a 'counter', should know some more details. You are talking about a 'sequence of slides', it is possible for the user to get out of that sequence and only visit first and last slide of that sequence? Do you provide a playbar? Because in that case the user can scrub the progress bar and visit the slide very quickly that way. It needs some more reflection. Be careful with counters if you allow backwards movement, which is possible with a playbar: using a counter that will be incremented on entering a slide will fail if the user instead of visiting slides 11-20 visits 5 times slides 11-12, because the counter will result in 10 in both situations.
Sorry for my remarks, but if you want help I need a clear image of the situation.
Thanks for the question Lilybiri,
I am creating a virtual tour for my library. I have the ability for the user to search by floor and and when they do that, there are options for things to see on that particular floor. This means that after these things are seen, the tour will automatically return to the options that are available for that floor. Now instead of searching by floor, the user also has the option of searching by subject. This is where I'm having trouble. I want the user to be able to see the some of the same slides that are shown when you search by floor but in this instance I need it to come back to the search by subject menu instead of the search by floor menu without having to duplicate the same slides making a 130 slide project a 200 slide project. AnitaHorsley's tutorial was very helpful, but the project is slightly different than what I am trying to do though there are a lot of similarities. I consider myself an intermediate user of captivate but this is alittle beyond my expertise. Thanks.
OK, picture is already more clear. But I still do not know, for the Floor groups or the Subject groups of slides: will the user be able to navigate back in those slides? Do you provide a default playbar (because then it is possible of course) or is everything controlled by own navigation?
I already understood this, like an example:
Anyway you'll need a user variable that stores the choice (perhaps 1 for floors, and 2 for subjects). But then I need more answers
To answer your questions,
I was planning on turning the playbar off, so everything would be controlled through navigation.
The list of floors would be on a different slide.
The main menu has the list of subjects (or Frequently visited Areas) so that is the default that I want any subject choices to return to after completion.
Once a choice is selected and after the spiel is completed, the user has the opertunity to repeat what was said, return to the lobby or see a different floor. What I want is the "return to lobby" choice to auto return to either return to the subject lists when its chosen through the subject slide or return to the floor side when chosen through the floor slide.
Choosing a floor will visit the floor choices and once those choices are selected, will return to the choices for that floor.
For the subject they will go to some of the same slides from the floor group but will return to the subject choices only.
You are right, I need to store these choices like in AnitaHorsley's tutorial but the execution is slightly different.
I was trying this:
If reference desk button is pushed from the subject slide
Action: jump to slide (subject choices)
Else: jump to slide (floor choices)
Doesnt seem to be working though, I'm obviously doing something wrong
You do not tell how exactly your 'IF' condition is written in the AA dialog box?
I would create a user variable, will label it v_source, no need to give it a default value. The statement:
Assign v_source with 1
should be added to every button/click box on the subject slide, that navigates to some slide about a subject.
A similar statement
Assign v_source with 2
should be added to every button/click box on the floor slide, that navigates to a floor sequence
On all possible end slides...you'll need the conditional action
IF v_source is equal to 2
THEN Navigate to ..... floor choice slide
ELSE Navigate to ... subject choice slide
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