I assume you are using Captivate 4. There is a system variable called cpInfoElapsedTimeMS . This variable shows the time elapsed in milliseconds since beginning of your project and that too during runtime. Insert this variable in a text caption and show that text caption for the entire project.
As per total running time, it can be found out at:
Another way of achieving your goal is the TOC. Since you are new to Captivate, another way of showing the elapsed time/total time of the movie, determined by the time duration of each slide, is using the TOC-feature. You can activate this feature bu the menu Project, Table of Content, Show TOC. In the standard configuration this TOC shows both elapsed time and total time.
Thank you both, I was hoping to find a solution where I can just check something and have the total time/remaining displayed - much like in the TOC, however without having the slide menu appear. Actually I am a little stunned such a basic feature is not a deafult one - running time for me is one of the very basic parameters of a movie.
As far as I can tell, using M_Anand's approach I will need to do some scripting to show this to the user, please correct me if I am wrong. Also I like what I see in the TOC (what I need), however I don't like it takes half my screen and I need about 1% of it.
...Actually I am a little stunned such a basic feature is not a deafult one - running time for me is one of the very basic parameters of a movie...
By all means you (and others) should request this as a feature!
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