I have a question about how Captivate captures typing in
Demonstration mode. The issue is mainly the mouse pointer. I can
change the mouse pointer to show the I-beam from the mouse
properties, but the result is that the mouse pointer become the
I-beam before the mouse actually clicks the text entry box.
I want the mouse pointer to:
1)stay as the arrow while moving to the text entry box
2)Click entry box and change to I-beam
3) trigger typing
I've played around with duplicating slides and fiddling with
the mouse to show and hide. Any ideas?
I think you are on the right track for what you want to do.
As each slide is limited to a single mouse movement, it is also
limited to a single mouse pointer. For example, on a single slide,
you cannot have the mouse move from point a to point b, passing
over a field and suddenly changing to an I Beam. I suppose this is
probably possible if the slide contains a full motion clip, but you
can't edit those so these aren't what I'm referring to. I'm talking
about your average slides.
What you can do is to have a slide where the mouse moves up
to the point where the pointer changes. On the next slide, the
mouse pointer uses the I Beam and perhaps types. Then the slide
after that would have the mouse pointer back to an arrow if