2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 28, 2011 11:58 PM by Lilybiri

    Force User To Advance Slides Using Skin Controls?

    Aaron Briggs

      Hello all -- relatively new Captivate User here. This is my first forum question.


      I have a project that I want to force users to advance through manually using the skin controls. Each slide has a few timings, but once the timings have finished, I want to slide to pause until the user clicks the Next or Back button in the skin controls. I know I can build my own navigation, but I figure it's best to just use the skin controls since they're already there.


      Is this possible. If so, what am I missing?


      I'm in Captivate 5, by the way.

        • 1. Re: Force User To Advance Slides Using Skin Controls?
          RodWard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          You can pause the slide just after all the animations have played by placing an interactive object such as a click box or button on the timeline at that point.  The click box will not be visible to the user, a button would be.  So if you didn't want the user to see any change to the slide, use the click box,  but you may need to add a callout to the first couple of slides to tell your users to click the playback buttons to continue, just to make sure they don't get confused at that point and not KNOW what to do.

          • 2. Re: Force User To Advance Slides Using Skin Controls?
            Lilybiri MVP & Adobe Community Professional

            Hello and welcome to the forum,


            And if you only need Next and Back, try inserting the PerpetualButtons widget on the first slide and set it to display for the rest of the project, you do not need the playbar anymore then. It is not that difficult to create your own navigation.