Near the end of my Captivate project, I have an "Additional Resources" slide that lists other materials the user might find helpful. So far I've been using click boxes to open the additional resources (usually web links, sometimes pdfs) in new tabs. Then, at the bottom of the screen, I have another click box to proceed to the next slide, where the quiz is launched. The idea was that the user could open any or all of the links if he wanted to, then proceed to the quiz. I want the slide to stay paused if any of the resource links are clicked, then continue once the "proceed" box is clicked. Unfortnuately, the project continues after one or two of the resource links are clicked. I've played with settings: all click boxes set to "pause project until user clicks", only the bottom click box set to "pause project until user clicks", but none of the combinations I've tried work. I also tried using a button for the "proceed" link instead of a click box, but I get the same issue. Using Captivate 5. Any ideas would be much appreciated!
If you replace the simple action (Open URL or file) by a standard action with the same statement, the play head will not be released. That is the typical difference between a simple and a standard action. I created a video tutorial recently: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3nKi-DB6Fw&feature=plcp
There is a companion blog post as well: http://lilybiri.posterous.com/why-choose-standard-over-simple-action
I openly acknowledge that Lilybiri is the undisputed queen of Advanced Actions, but there may be a small setting you can change on your Click Boxes that will help.
I'm using Captivate 5.5 but I think the settings area is similar. Look at the Action panel.
Ensure you clear the check mark from the "Continue Playing the Project" option.
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Lilybiri and Captiv8r,
Thank you both! Both suggestions work like a charm. I really appreciate your help and your quick responses. Every time I start to think I know Captivate pretty well, I'm reminded that there are real experts out there
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