I'm creating a web-based elearning course and would like to
use a combination of ppt slides and captivate movies. I wasn't
impressed with the quality of ppt slides when imported into
captivate, and I also think it will be a pain to do any future
updates (first in ppt and then imported into captivate). So, I've
decided to keep the ppt presentation in it's original ppt format.
I've created a menubuilder page which links to the ppt presentation
and I've uploaded it to the elearning site. This works fine for
lessons which are completely in ppt format (the last slide has a
button that links back to the menubuilder main page). Some lessons
are a combination of slides and "show me" movies in SWF format. I
added a hyperlink to link the ppt slide to the SWF file online. I'm
just wondering how I link the SWFfile back to the appropriate slide
in the ppt presentation so the trainee can continue in the ppt
presentation where he/she left off. I can add a button to the SWF
file to link back to the ppt file, but I'm thinking it would link
back to the first slide of the ppt; not where the user left off
before he/she started the demo(SWF). Should I just give up and
import the slides into Captivate? Please say "no don't give up!"
I'm seldom one to tell anyone to give up. One thing I'm
wondering is if you can link from PowerPoint into a new window and
have PowerPoint simply remain on the slide where you linked. Then
once the user is finished with the movie, they simply close it.
This would leave PowerPoint right at the place where they left off.