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Appearance of Captivate link in help topic

Mar 13, 2013 3:30 PM

I'm trying to insert a link to a Captivate demo in a RH10 topic. So far I am able to do that successfully, but I'd like to change how it appears in the topic. Right now the file name shows  (e.g., mymovie.swf)  ... I'd like it to appear as a button, e.g.., "Show Me", which a learner would click to open the captivate. The learner has no need to see the name of the source file.


Any ideas on how to do that? (Thanks, from a new RH user.)

  • RoboColum(n)
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    Mar 14, 2013 3:11 AM   in reply to pokunewitch

    Depending on how you have published your Captivate movie you'll have output that includes a HTM file, the SWF file and a Javascript file. The HTM file is just a container for the movie (SWF) file and the Javascript is just a file that allows the movie to display. You can link to the HTM file as well.


    There are various options available but we really need to know what output you are generating so we can advise further. 

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    Mar 15, 2013 5:09 AM   in reply to pokunewitch

    Hi there


    I'm curious to know exactly how you are linking to the Captivate.


    Did you:


    A: Insert the movie directly into a topic where it appears along with other topic content.




    B: Add the Captivate files (SWF, JS, HTM, etc.) and you are using a link to play the movie.


    As you may imagine from my response, exactly how you proceed will depend on what you have done.


    Cheers... Rick

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    Mar 18, 2013 1:38 PM   in reply to pokunewitch

    Hi Pat


    In that case here is how I would approach it.


    From RoboHelp, import the Captivate created HTML file. Then it becomes a topic like any other. From there, you may enter a hyperlink just as you would in any other topic and point the hyperlink to the Captivate HTML file you imported.


    Note that you may find you also need to add the associated standard.js and other files as Baggage in order to make it all work.


    Another approach (assuming the Captivate movie fits neatly within the Topic pane) is that you could click Insert > Adobe Captivate Demo to put it on the page as you saw where the content was already running. Once you have the code on the page, select the Captivate and cut it to the clipboard. Then insert some text you want the user to click to see the demo. Select the text and make it a DHTML drop-down. The neat thing about this is that the Captivate doesn't begin playing until the text has been clicked to reveal the movie.


    Cheers... Rick

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