9 Replies Latest reply on Jun 26, 2007 4:35 PM by Captiv8r

    stopping auto run

    4winns
      Greetings, I would like to publish my Captivate move and allow the user to advance one slide at a time. At this point I cannot get the auto run to stop. Is this function possible?

      Thanks
      Rich
        • 1. Re: stopping auto run
          Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
          Hi Rich

          You could accomplish this by inserting a Button object on each slide. Just insert one on the first slide, position and configure it as needed, then copy it to the clipboard via Ctrl+C. Then select the remaining slides in the Film Strip and paste across all the selected slides.

          Cheers... Rick
          • 2. Re: stopping auto run
            4winns Level 1
            Rick sould I eliminate the scroll bar then?
            Thanks
            Rich
            • 3. Re: stopping auto run
              Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
              Sorry, but you have confused me. Where are you seeing a scroll bar and how does that factor into what you asked?
              • 4. Re: stopping auto run
                4winns Level 1
                I added a scroll bar to the bottom of my movie just prior to publishing it.
                Rich
                • 5. Re: stopping auto run
                  Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
                  Hi again

                  Sorry. Maybe I'm having an off day. I still don't know what you mean by adding a Scroll bar. Are you possibly meaning to say that you added a Playback Control? If that's what you meant, I'm still a bit confused by what this would have to do with adding buttons to pause at each slide.

                  Cheers... Rick
                  • 6. Re: stopping auto run
                    4winns Level 1
                    Your correct. I used the wrong term. I was using the playback control to allow users to advance to the next frame (slide).
                    Sounds like this is not necessary if I use a button to move forward and backwards for my training movie.
                    Sorry for the confusion.
                    Rich
                    • 7. Re: stopping auto run
                      Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
                      Hi Rich

                      No problem. Heck, we are all new at some point, no?

                      Whether to use a playback control or not is totally up to you. However, I would tend to think that it's probably a bit of overkill if you want the Previous and Next buttons on each slide.

                      Cheers... Rick
                      • 8. Re: stopping auto run
                        MPFEY
                        Not to rehash the question, however is there a way to stop the movie from auto starting? Allowing the viewer to hit the play button when they are ready to begin viewing.

                        Thanks for any help anyone can me

                        Mike
                        • 9. Re: stopping auto run
                          Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
                          Hi Mike and welcome to our community

                          If you read through this thread, you will see your answer. Basically, you need to add either a Click Box or a button object to the first slide. This will pause it until your user clicks to allow it to proceed.

                          I believe in Flash, when you create the .SWF, you have an option to start the .SWF in a paused state. Although I've suggested this feature for Captivate, it does not have the same ability.

                          Cheers... Rick