5 Replies Latest reply on Aug 10, 2018 2:34 PM by Lilybiri

    Built-in Smart Shapes for Custom Navigation

    LearnyNerdy Level 1

      Hi everyone,

       

      I'm using Cp 2017 and I created my own Prev and Next buttons using the master slide but when I added Mute and Rewind buttons using the built-in smart shapes that are available they don't actually look anything like they do in the selection menu.

       

      The Mute smart shape has a mute icon but when I place it on my slide it's just a red square. Same thing with the Rewind smart shape which should be an arrow.  I realize now that this is most likely because I modified my smart shapes in the Objects Manager.

       

       

      I can't figure out how to adjust this just for these two built-in smart shapes. I clicked on Replace Modified Styles but I didn't see a change. I also clicked the other style options but those aren't it either.

       

       

      The only other thing I can think of is to create my own icon images for each then use the image fill option for the smart shape button. I really don't want to do that for the sake of time and I feel like there's an easier solution that I'm just overlooking.

       

      Any ideas? Thanks!

        • 1. Re: Built-in Smart Shapes for Custom Navigation
          Lilybiri MVP & Adobe Community Professional

          Did you ever use the Object Style Manager? Object styles are part of the theme you are using. The 'look' in the Shapes dialog box will be changed to the object style 'Default Smart Shape Style'. That style has included 3 of the 4 Inbuilt states: Normal, Rollover and Down (Visited is missing).  You have the choice: either modify that default Smart Shape style, but it will probably also be used by other shapes, or you create a dedicated style for all your shape buttons, and apply it to them.  I have given up to ask for two separate styles for shapes: one for normal shapes (there are lot more like Title, Subtitle) and one for shape buttons. For the old legacy type of buttons like Transparent, there are many default styles, but sadly not for shape buttons.

           

          In your list I see already a lot of clones of default styles? Please label them, will be easier to manage.

          • 2. Re: Built-in Smart Shapes for Custom Navigation
            LearnyNerdy Level 1

            Yes, I used the Objects manager which is why they're just red squares when I place them on the slide. So there's no way to create a separate object style just for these two smart shape buttons? Is that what you're saying?

            • 3. Re: Built-in Smart Shapes for Custom Navigation
              Lilybiri MVP & Adobe Community Professional

              I didn't say that, I told that you cannot have two different 'default' styles, but you can create a style 'MyShapeButton' where you style all filles and strokes for the 3 InBuilt styles, ad apply that to the buttons?.

              • 4. Re: Built-in Smart Shapes for Custom Navigation
                LearnyNerdy Level 1

                Sorry I misread your response. I get what you're saying. I actually just opened up a new blank project and selected both the mute and rewind buttons and they look like they're supposed to (since I didn't modify anything in Objects Manager) and then copied and pasted them to my actual project.

                 

                But now I have a new problem. I see now that the mute button doesn't toggle the audio like I thought it would. Once it's clicked there's no way to get the sound to turn back on even if mute is clicked again. It actually mutes the rest of the training. I'll have to play with this in advanced actions.

                 

                Thank you for your help!

                • 5. Re: Built-in Smart Shapes for Custom Navigation
                  Lilybiri MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                  Look in my blog for

                  1 action = 5 Toggle Buttons - Captivate blog

                   

                  One of the toggle button is using cpCmndMute to stop/play audio.