Background: I am a designer (Illustrator/Photoshop) being thrust into the position of creating e-learning materials. I have managed to teach myself the infinitely irritating P.O.S. (piece of software) called Captivate, but am still pretty much useless in Flash.
I have a project that a former designer created a year or two back. It appears to have been done wholly in Flash, though Captivate may have been involved (not sure why it would have, but I don't know enough about what I'm looking at to be sure). She is no longer with the company, so I can't ask her directly, but I am hoping someone can help me here. The project is essentially Jeopardy, as in the game show. The design is such that it is a static screen (identical to the Jeopardy screen), wherein a user mouse-clicks a value in a category (e.g. Forms for 200), and a window (not an actual browser window, but a flash element) opens over top of the main screen, displaying the question and giving a list of selectable answers (typically multiple choice). Correct and incorrect answers are added or subtracted from the score at bottom. It seems relatively straight-forward (and I'd be happy to post all materials here if that would help anyone answer my question). What I need to do is change these categories/questions to update this material to make it concurrent with a new training course. I am hoping I can do this with the materials I have at hand from the previous designer- ideally, update the text file (I think I can follow the formatting to understand how to update questions/answers/correct answers/etc) and then "plug it in" to this framework...but I don't know. I'm at a loss.
The outputted Flash file (of no functional use to me, I believe) (.swf)
The Flash file that contains the framework (this has all "0000" for scores, "Heading" for headings...aka nothing is populated in this framework) (.fla)
The outputted html file
A .txt file containing all questions, headings, and values that would populate the framework (example below)
&heading2=Tricks of the Trade&
&question1_1=What form do you use to view a Registrar hold?&
It seems that this text file would be imported into the open framework in Flash, but I do not know the first thing about doing any of this. I will eventually be taking some Flash courses, but this project has a much tighter deadline than that.
Can anyone give me any insight into how to proceed? Please let me know if I should upload these files to link here, if it will help anyone to figure out how this works.
I apologize for what I imagine is a horribly simple question, but I am truly blind with regards to this material.
Admins, I apologize if this is not posted in the correct area.
Thanks ahead of time for any possible help.
Hey guy, I got your answer for you. Or should I say hey "IDIOTA".
You see, that text file is read by the HTML when you access it. As in, there is no "importing" to be done. Simply update the text file as necessary to reflect the categories/questions/answers/correct answers, save changes, and that is that! Provided that you keep the text file in the same directory as the .fla and the html (which you obviously MUST do, or else the Jeopardy screen will show all blanks), you will be good to go! All eagles! All aces! Whatever the phrase is.
Anyway, hope this helps, chump. Any other dumb questions?
Oh kewl. Thanks for the help, ya jerk!