2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 1, 2009 3:28 AM by mahmood_bt

    keyboard Events in Training record

    mahmood_bt Level 1

      Hello all


      How can I record keyboard events such as Ctrl+Z to Undo and Shift+ Click to select multiple items in training mode.

      Users have to do this action to countinue slides.


      appreciate you.

        • 1. Re: keyboard Events in Training record
          macrofireball Level 3

          Hi there,


          If you are recording in Training mode then by default Captivate should include click boxes in your slides. You can assign keyboard shortcuts to those click boxes by carrying out the following steps:


          1. Double-click on one of your Click Boxes.

          2. In the Click Box section of the dialog box click the Select Keys... button.

          3. Select the option Attach a shortcut

          4. To perform an Undo choose Ctrl and then from the Letter menu choose

          Note: To get the learner to Shift + Click, select the option SHIFT

          5. Click OK to Close the Shortkey dialog box.


          To simulate an Undo you would then need to branch to a slide where the original action was performed. Here you can either use the On success options Go to Previous Slide or Jump to Slide and then specify the slide number.



          As for simulating selecting multiple items, again you would carry out similar steps. Depending on how your project has been setup you would either set the On success action to Continue or to  Go to next slide.


          The way I tend to work is that I have each of items I want to select on separate slides and then add a click box with the keyboard shortcut Shift attached. When the learner clicks on the first click box I then move to the next slide and so on. Naturally, this does not account for allowing the learner to randomly select the items. To accomplish that, you would need to set up some pretty complex branching.




          Best - Mark


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          • 2. Re: keyboard Events in Training record
            mahmood_bt Level 1

            Hi macrofireball

            Thanks you very much  for your usefull help and advice.

            you have described my problem very very very good.


            appreciate you


            mahmood bagheri