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Recorded Training Project not Playing inside of a Project

Jul 31, 2012 7:27 AM

I am using V5 and I am having an issue with getting a training project/swf to play within another project. When I view the training project by itself, it plays beautifully, but when I try to get it to work within my larger project no such luck.


I have the training project as invisible when you get to the slide and the user needs to click a button to show it. All that shows is the playbar.


This is driving me crazy because I know that it should be a simple thing to figure out! adobe_question.png


I've included a screen shot of the larger project. Not sure if you can read it, but I have seemed to have lost my SnagIt so I had to take a Windows print. Thanks for your help.

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    Jul 31, 2012 7:45 AM   in reply to kmlohr

    Was this "training project" SWF created using Captivate too?

    Are you trying to insert a Captivate SWF inside another Captivate SWF, then HIDE it and try to use Advanced Actions to SHOW it again?

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    Jul 31, 2012 8:00 AM   in reply to kmlohr

    What you're trying to do is NOT recommended.


    My guess would be that the SHOW command is only able to turn on the playbar of the nested project.  If your nested project did not have a skin, you might find that the SHOW command worked on it.


    Try removing the Skin on the project, publishing without the skin, and then inserting the new SWF.  See if that means that you now see the project when the button is clicked.  If so, then my theory would seem to be correct.

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    Jul 31, 2012 8:19 AM   in reply to kmlohr

    Does the inserted SWF show at all if you do NOT set it to be hidden?

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    Aug 1, 2012 8:24 PM   in reply to kmlohr

    As I said before, nesting Captivate SWFs inside other Captivate SWFs is NOT recommended and tends to cause lots of issues.


    However, most people at least get the inserted project to be visible before they run into other issues. I don't understand why it's not working in your case.  I think there may be something else you are not telling us so far that would give a clue to the cause.  It might be something seemingly unimportant.


    Try just creating a sample Captivate project with a couple of slides and captions on them (not a recorded simulation) and see if you can insert that into the project and have it show up.


    Make sure you have the Visibility setting ON for these SWFs as shown on the Properties tab.

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    Aug 2, 2012 8:26 AM   in reply to kmlohr the SWF you've inserted that does not work is one recorded in Training mode.  Now that might be significant.


    The Demo mode does not require user input as the Training mode does.  I've never heard of anyone trying to use aTraining mode capture as a nested SWF.  Everyone usually uses Demo.


    I think it's time perhaps you just followed the recommended practice and copied the slides from your Demo or Training projects straight into the main project file and gave up the idea of nesting published SWFs.

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