6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 8, 2012 5:42 AM by mickyfokken RSS

    Captivate 6?  "Expanding" text boxes

    mickyfokken Community Member

      Does anyone know if CP6 or any widgets support text boxes that can expand like those in the articulate videos below?

       

      http://how-to-email.articulate.com/markers/

        • 1. Re: Captivate 6?  "Expanding" text boxes
          VikramGaur Adobe Employee

          Hello,

           

          Welcome to Adobe Forums,

           

          In Captivate 6 there is no Expanding Text Boxes, although you can use "Interactions" and Rollover Slidelet (It will work when you hover the mouse)

           

          Thanks,

          Vikram

          • 2. Re: Captivate 6?  "Expanding" text boxes
            mickyfokken Community Member

            Vikram,

            Thank you for your prompt reply.  Would you mind explaining more how I can combine an interaction and rollover slidelet?  Would I be combining a Rollover Slidelet and the Accordian interaction?

            • 3. Re: Captivate 6?  "Expanding" text boxes
              VikramGaur Adobe Employee

              Hello,

               

              You can use Rollover Slidelet, once your user hover the mouse on rollover area, you can show him your content (Text, Images and Videos).

               

              Note : When you insert Rollover Slidelet, a different timeline comes up for Slidelet, on that timeline you can insert Text Caption, Images and Video

               

              Interactions gives you option where you can add content (Text & Images) on different sections (Levels), once your user clicks on the section, your content will be displayed.

               

              Thanks,

              Vikram

              • 4. Re: Captivate 6?  "Expanding" text boxes
                mickyfokken Community Member

                OK - I thought you had some magical way to make Rollovers and Intractions do what the Articulate items showed.  I use Rollovers regularly, but they would only show the enter text box at a time.  It wouldn't expand, growing the text box.

                 

                I tested a few Interactions, but they don't let me show just 1 expanding text box.  The Accordian sidelet requires at least 2 boxes.

                 

                I guess I'll use Flash for now, with an animated timeline and some masking.

                 

                Thanks for your input so far!  Let me know if you have additional input or if I'm misunderstanding.

                • 5. Re: Captivate 6?  "Expanding" text boxes
                  RodWard CommunityMVP

                  Unfortunately, the closest thing Captivate has at the moment to replicate something like the Storyline marker object is the slidelet object.  However, having watched the Storyline demo from your link, I'd have to say that Articulate has done this feature better than slidelets currently do.

                   

                  In Captivate, you should still be able to do something similar using interactive objects, captions, variables, and Effects applied to the caption.  However, in no way would adding objects via this workflow be anywhere as easy as adding Markers in Storyline currently are.

                  • 6. Re: Captivate 6?  "Expanding" text boxes
                    mickyfokken Community Member

                    Thanks for elaborating everyone.  Moving forward, I'm going to be creating more and more single-page performance support pages that offer interactive functionality.

                     

                    Our thoughts are that displaying the 2nd-level information via interactive animations (vs an HTML pop-up window) will increase engagement and increase the likelyhood of viewers exploring the information on the page.

                     

                    We are glad to see that captivate has added some out of the box interactions!