We have a CP5 project with SWF Animations inserted on the slide. The narration for the slide is on the CP5 project. Is there a way to tell the SWF animation to pause is a student pauses the CP5 project? I'm thinking some advanced action. Also if they select the pause button on the SWF animation the animation's screen goes blue until the project advances to the next slide.
As always thanks in advance for any help/ideas.
You won't be able to control the SWF playback with Advanced Actions in Captivate. They're a bit limited in that respect.
If you have access to an ActionScript developer, they might be able to create a solution for you. AS3 is much more powerful than Advanced Actions.
Your query seems to suggest that you have tried inserting these SWF animations in your project already and that there is a "pause button" on the SWF. In most SWF animations that I've created in Flash and inserted into Captivate projects, the pause button on the main project also pauses the animation at the same time.
So if your SWF is NOT pausing, it might be something to do with the way it was created. Were these SWFs created in Flash or some other application?
The swfs were created in CP5. These are steps in a software simulation that we are including in another CP5 project.
Susan Wright (Equilady)
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OK. So you're NESTING Captivate SWFs inside other Captivate SWFs.
Issues arising from this practice have been mentioned many times on this forum.
The best advice I can give you is NEVER DO THIS. As you're already finding out, having one Captivate Playbar sitting inside another Captivate SWF with its own playbar is a recipe for disaster.
Add your simulation slides to the main project, not as a nested SWF.