I am hoping some one can help me with this issue. I have
tried a number of different options without any luck.
I have created 10 related movies (some of them are quizzes
and include questions) using Captivate and have published them as
executable files that will be burned on a CD. The CD starts with an
introduction describing the navigation techniques, etc. One of the
movies is a menu. Each of the other movies include a menu button
which opens the menu movie where they can select one of the other
The issue I am having is when the user clicks a menu option
depending on the size of the movie opening, there is a delay and
the user's desktop displays on the screen for a short period of
Does anyone have any ideas on how the movies can open without
displaying the desktop?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
jojolina, Mar 18, 2008 5:32 AM
Idea 3: Another thought might be to publish the movies as
.htm & .swf files. This assumes the person running the CD on
has a default browser with Flash (95% or more of people do). I
suspect there would be less lag time in launching the separate
movies this way.
Thank you for your suggestions.
However, this project must be on a CD (user requirement).
I have tried to put all the movies together, but I am not
having any luck with importing the quiz slides.
Also, I believe when I enter different quizzes into the same
movie, it will treat it like one quiz.
In this case, each quiz is separate.
Any other suggestions would be gratefully appreciated!
MM53 - Do the individual files have to be executables, or
just the launch window? Unless you have some reason that you *have*
to put the individual files as .exe's (and I'd be curious to know
what that is), you could easily burn the files to a CD as .html and
.swf files as three_penguins suggests. The launch window would be
.exe, but could be configured to call up the .html files that
contain the .swf files.
Another option is to use Adobe Presenter (or Articulate
Presenter). This tool lets you easily combine a number of .swf
files into a nicely wrapped presentation, single launch file, and
users can easily browse between them. If you did this, I would
recommend keeping quizzes as separate objects on your launch page,
as I've had some quirky things happen with interactive objects.
To see what it might look like, you can look at some free
online training my company has out there (for the moment anyway)
using this basic model:
Thanks for your response and suggestions. At this point, I
must finish this project in Captivate.
Based on your suggestion, I tried the following:
The first movie is an introduction which I created as an
executable file with the autorun option selected.
The last slide in this movie is a menu to the other movies.
There is also a separate menu movie which is accessed through
a button on each slide.
I republished the other movies with the SWF option and
checked off the export HTML option and then copied these with the
Intro executable file and the autorun.inf file to a CD.
When I tried running, there is still a pause between movies
when the user's desktop displays.
Is there anything else I am missing?