2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 15, 2014 1:57 AM by Lilybiri

    Multiple rollovers in one project




      I am working on a project that requires multiple rollovers and I cannot determine the best way to do what I want it to. I want to be able to rollover a shape and have a text box appear as well as lines connecting other dots. Then, as the lines are still showing, I want to be able to move to another shape, click it, and have it take me to a web page with a job description. I feel like this should be possible, but have spent hours and hours with no success and no ideas.


      Here's a view of what I want (kind of):hoverover.PNG

      I want the user to hover over the main dot, words and lines appear, and each dot connection is clickable and leads the user to a separate page.


      Please help!

        • 1. Re: Multiple rollovers in one project
          RodWard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          You need to be able to trigger an Advanced Action on mouseover of an object.  This Advanced Action can be set to SHOW any number of slide objects that start out as hidden.


          There are two ways to trigger an Advanced Action with a mouseover event this in Captivate. 


          One way is by using a rollover slidelet and using the Roll Over event of the slidelet hit area.  You can move the part of the slidelet that normally appears on rollover somewhere off stage where it doesn't get seen.  All you really need the slidelet for is to trigger the Advanced Action.


          The other method is to use the Infosemantics Event Handler widget.  It allows you to trigger Advanced Actions on rollover or rollout of any object on the slide.  (It also allows you to use many other mouse events to trigger actions.)

          You can learn more about it here:


          It's the third widget from the top.

          • 2. Re: Multiple rollovers in one project
            Lilybiri MVP & Adobe Community Professional

            Rod's explanation is perfect, and I hope you are aware that rollovers are not supported for HTML5 output.

            http://blog.lilybiri.com/events-and-advanced-actions   allows you to download a list with all available events in CP that allow triggering actions.


            The dots that appear when rolling over, should be shape buttons that can trigger any action, like going to a slide where a weboject is inserted or opening an URL directly.


            Often wonder why people prefer spending hours and hours instead of asking advice?