Hi Captivate Community,
First, let me just say Captivate 6 is awesome. Really liking all the new features.
We are building our master slide themes and want to change the default text on placeholder objects from "Type the caption text here" to something that would give the person using the template an idea of what type of content they would like. For example, I would like to change the default text for "Type caption text here" to "Type Section Title here beginning with an action verb"
Is there a setting somewhere where I can make this change. If I change it on the master slide it comes into the filmstrip as an image that I cannot edit.
Any insight would be great.
Thanks for your valuable feedback. Presently there is no option present in Captivate 6 to change the default placeholder Text. Please file an enhancement request in captivate wish forum (http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform&product=5) so that we can consider this for the future releases of captivate.
Even for templates, I will rarely use placeholders, why not replace them by a simple text caption, with the proper formatting and styles? Then you are able to type whatever you want. And since in CP6 there is already an applied Theme (with master slides, skin and object styles)...
Thanks for your suggestions. I am adding this as a wish list item. I love the themes and templates and set them all up with notes to the Instructional Designer (ID) in text captions but when we insert a new slide from the master, those notes to the ID are not editable and come across as a picture. This is great for logos that won't change but not for blank slides of instructional "how to" information for the end user that change on each and every slide.
Now, we have the master slides set up with placeholders so the positioning is correct and the text styles and sizes and colors are all correct. But in addition, we also have in the filmstrip view one of each of the master slides with the notes to the instructional designers as well so it feels like we set the master slides up twice -- once in the master view and once again in the filmstrip view. It would be awesome if we could just click a button in the properties to say whether or not the text or other object is editable in the filmstrip view.
I do not understand your work flow very well: text captions are never inserted as images? Even when you insert them on the master slides, the user can still edit them on the master slide view.
BTW: perhaps you are not aware of the fact that you can put instructions in the scratch area (outside of the stage) as well. I use that area a lot and it is crowded with text captions, some of them set to display for the rest of the project. Or you can put instructions on a slide that is hidden, which means that it will not appear in the published version.