Is there a way to make textboxes appear automatically instead
of hint boxes when recording in training simulation mode (or
alternatively to format hint boxes so that they have arrows
pointing to the relevant text or click box)?
TIA for any advice.
I replied to this over in the TechShoret forums, but will
reply with same here just for the sake of being complete and in
case someone down the road searches.
Okay, I'm thinking there are a few ways you would accomplish
Method number one: This method isn't very clean. I'm guessing that you really
want the hint caption to have the callout pointer at various
places, depending on where the caption is as related to where the
Click box is. This method would involve choosing a different
caption type where the Callout Pointer is always perhaps pointing
up and to the left. Then you copy this behind the scenes. The end
result is that Captivate thinks it is using the rectangular caption
type (the type with no callout pointer) and instead, the one with
the pointer is used.
Method number two: After recording, you edit one of the hint captions that was
automatically added. Change it to use the callout pointer you want,
then use the "Apply to all" feature to essentially create the same
effect described above. All hint captions would then use the same
Method number three: Before recording, instead of choosing a specific mode
(Demonstration, Assessment Simulation or Training Simulation) you
choose the mode labeled "Custom". You then edit the Custom mode so
it includes all the features you would want. In this manner, you
may combine the features of Demonstration mode with Simulation
mode. I'm thinking this may be the approach you will want to take.
But only you can decide that after reading what each approach