6 Replies Latest reply on Dec 23, 2008 10:42 AM by Captiv8r

    Audio Playback Control

      Please provide any quick tips for buttons which can toggle on/off for narration in presentation. I can default with audio off and begin narration with a Success Click. Any ideas on how best to handle.

      Yes, I'm new to Captivate and no programmer.
        • 1. Re: Audio Playback Control
          Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
          Welcome to our community, rschar

          The quickest tip for turning narration off or on in a presentation would be to use a skin that has a Flash based playback control. On these, you may supply a "Mute" button. The user would click the mute button to turn the sound off and on.

          Cheers... Rick
          • 2. Re: Audio Playback Control
            rschar Level 1
            Wow, what a great group. Thanks for the quick response. I'm actually trying to build (through Edit Function) a simple learning module...not much beyond PPT (though I prefer Keynote!). Photos, copy points, narration. Wanted to export as a SWF file for web use (which I would be handled by some folks who actually know what they're doing!). Is there a place you can point me which would walk me through assigning functions to the Flash skins?
            • 3. Re: Audio Playback Control
              Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
              Hi again

              I'm thinking you may have interpreted what I said as meaning you need to resort to Flash to accomplish this. You don't. All you have to do is to click Project > Skin... and make sure there is a check mark in the "Mute" check box.

              Unless I'm misunderstanding, which is always a possibility!

              Cheers... Rick
              • 4. Re: Audio Playback Control
                rschar Level 1

                Duh! Gee, was that easy. Thank you. Didn't see "Skinning" in the tutorial, though I was a bit impatient reviewing it.

                Thanks a lot!
                • 5. Re: Audio Playback Control
                  May I add a note on the playback controls thought: If you choose the bmp playback controls, they will be placed overtop the video playback area (video viewing area). If you choose the flash playback controls, they will be outside the playback area. This may be useful information is you have playback area size limitations.
                  • 6. Re: Audio Playback Control
                    Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
                    Hi there ricblegg

                    I think you may be a bit misinformed. It's not the fact the control type is bitmap that makes the control overlap the play area. It's the fact Borders are enabled or disabled that governs this.

                    The bottom line is that even if you use Bitmap controls, as long as you are using the Borders feature they will still be outside the main part of the movie.

                    Cheers... Rick