2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 12, 2013 4:38 PM by rscharfer RSS

    Animating a list of bullet points in Captivate 6 -- How?

    rscharfer Community Member

      Hello,

       

       

      I have a list of 8 bulleted items in a single text caption on several of my slides.  I would like each of the points to appear one at time and sync them with the Neo Voice that will be presenting each of those points.  Is there a way to animate each of these points (no crazy animation -- just simply appear) without making each of them a separate text captions?  My biggest problem with making them each a separate caption is lining them up perfectly so that they are directly underneath each other and have the same amount of spacing between them....

       

       

      Thanks for any help!!

      Ryan

        • 1. Re: Animating a list of bullet points in Captivate 6 -- How?
          Lilybiri CommunityMVP

          No way to do that with one text caption.

           

          But about lining up and distributing the text captions: are they all 'oneliners'?

           

          In that case: create the first text caption and put it in the wanted location. Then follow this routine to create the second one:

          1. duplicate the first text caption with CTRL-D
          2. use the sequence SHIFT-LEFT and SHIFT-UP: now the two captions are exactly in the same location
          3. use shortcut key SHIFT-DOWN to move the second caption down until you have the wanted place, and try to remember the number of times you used the shortcut

           

          If you repeat this for each following caption they will all be aligned perfectly and distributed.

           

          If they are not all oneliners, then choose the biggest text caption (in height), co-select all the others and:

          • use the right-click menu to resize them all to the same size (Align, Resize to same size) or if you are a click-click user open Window, Align, all buttons you need are there
          • use the Align toolbar (Window menu)  or the right click menu to align them left
          • put the bottom one as low as possible, and use menu or toolbar to distribute them vertically

           

          Lilybiri

          • 2. Re: Animating a list of bullet points in Captivate 6 -- How?
            rscharfer Community Member

            Thanks Lilybri,

             

            I figured out how to use place holders in my master to make a it a little bit easier...