I wrote this as a reply to a similar post last week but I'm
afraid it got buried in the thread...part of Rick's response to
that poster was: "2. If you are linking to Word or .PDF documents,
there is a slight chance you will find the link actually fails for
some reason. Yet, if you simply place focus in the address bar of
your browser and press Enter to refresh, the document loads right
up. Go figure. If that begins happening, let us know and there is a
possible workaround for you."
That is the problem I'm having--can you share the workaround
you mention? It happens most--but not all--of the time, and only
with the Word documents; my PDFs and web links open with no
problem. The documents are housed on a public website. I am using
Captivate 3 if that matters.
From inside Captivate 3, click File > Record/Create >
Choose the Blank Project type and click OK.
Click Options > Project Options...
Configure the width and height to the smallest possible
values. This will be 320 wide and 200 tall.
Click Insert > Clickbox.
Type the file name of the Word document or PDF and ensure you
click to place a check mark in the "Save file with project" check
Click OK and you should see a dialog asking if you want to
browse for the file. Click No.
Size the Clickbox so it covers the entire project area.
Click File > Export.
Save the project using any name you like. I frequently do
this and just use "Untitled" as that's what it suggests.
Choose Flash Movie as the type of project and click Next
Type a name to identify the .SWF and choose an easy to
remember location. I often use the Desktop.
Close MenuBuilder. You are finished with that (unless you
wish to create more of these)
In Captivate on the slide where you want the user to click to
open the document or PDF, click Insert > Animation.
Browse to the location where you exported the Menubuilder
file and select it.
What you are doing is creating a MenuBuilder output to drop
into a Captivate project to open files. I'm not sure why or how
it's different than the way Captivate works, but different it is.