3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 15, 2011 11:37 AM by Zoooot

    Custom TOC button in Captivate 4?

    Zoooot

      Hi all,

       

      I'm using Captivate 4 with imported PowerPoints. I'd like to use the Captivate skin's built-in TOC without using the playbar (and its available TOC button). However, that leaves me with only the teensy little grey TOC tab/slider thingy in the upper left corner to open/close the TOC, which doesn't seem to be large or distinct enough to get my users' attention.

       

      I'd like to add a larger custom TOC button that opens and closes the TOC overlay from the slide footer, but can't find anything to point my button at so as to make that happen. Any suggestions?

       

      If this has been addressed already, apologies, I didn't find it.

        • 1. Re: Custom TOC button in Captivate 4?
          Lilybiri MVP & Adobe Community Professional

          Hello and welcome to the forum,

           

          In Captivate 5 you can change this icon. For CP4 I believe someone created a widget, am looking for it later on and will be back when I find it.

           

          Lilybiri

          • 2. Re: Custom TOC button in Captivate 4?
            alvinsorianojr Level 1

            Hello,

             

            You may want to visit Michael's interesting and cool site wherein I think he generously provided a free widget specific to what you maybe looking for.

            Here is the link.

             

            Cheers!

             

            Best Regards,

            -Alvin

            • 3. Re: Custom TOC button in Captivate 4?
              Zoooot Level 1

              Thanks for the link!

               

              I've checked out that widget. It requires AS3, and my project is in AS2. I tried saving the project in AS3, and as warned in the ensuing dialog had "unpredictable" results with my converted AS2 animations. As in seizure-inducing. Entertaining, but not useful.

               

              So then I tried reimporting my PPTX source into a new AS3 project.  Although the widget makes the TOC tab disappear (as advertised) it seems to have no other effect. Clicking it doesn't do anything, whether I place the widget over a button or not, published or not, and I've yet to discover any way to configure it to make it behave otherwise. But, full disclosure, this is the first time I've tried using a widget and I may be missing something obvious to others.

               

              When I get time, I'll play with this some more, as I've wanted to learn more about widgets anyway. To meet my deadline, however, I just added a graphic behind the default TOC tab to draw more attention to it. Good enough for now.

               

              It would be nice if Open / Close TOC could be made a standard interactive Action. I don't know why it isn't.