I have a quiz programmed that displays different end results based on the total elapsed time.
I'm planning on putting a "try again" button at the end, but I need a way to reset the overall course elapsed time. I searched through the possible variables and couldn't find it...can it be done? Did I overlook it somewhere?
I'm using v5.5.
Are you using the system variable cpInfoElapsedTimeMS as a timer?
This variable is READ ONLY. You can only output it to a caption or use its current value in some expression or other action. You cannot set it back to 0 via an Advanced Action.
This is currently something of a limitation with Captivate. There is no default way to trigger an Advanced Action at a given moment in time. It usually requires a user interaction such as clicking something, or else the start/end of a slide etc. The current Timer widget that ships with Captivate isn't any help either as it's only a static widget.
Ideally you would need an interactive widget that could be set up to trigger an Advanced Action when the timer reached some specific value. And in your case, you would need to be able to click some specifiable object to reset the timer again for another attempt.
We're currently working on a widget that would do this, but it's nowhere near ready at the moment.
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