3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 23, 2011 3:14 PM by lefthook77

    Slide goes semi transparent

    Ian Woodward

      Hi all,


      when I create a new slide in Captivate 5, sometimes durng my preview it will go to about 50% transparent when it reaches the slide end time.  I often don;t want that to happen, any ideas?

        • 1. Re: Slide goes semi transparent
          Lilybiri MVP & Adobe Community Professional



          Some possibilities: this is the last slide of your file? Have a look at the Preferences, Project, Start and End. You'll see that the default setting is to fade out at the end of the project. Try to turn that off.


          There is also a transition possibility for the slides themselves (Properties, General accordion) but normally that is set to No Transition.


          A last possibility: some of the objects on the slide have a fade out transition, you'll have to look in the Transition accordion in the Properties panel for the objects. Mostly I turn all those object transitions off in the Object Style Manager before opening a project, so that they will be gone forever. I prefer to turn a possible transition on myself, but default here is again a lot of objects with Fade in and Fade out transition.


          • 2. Re: Slide goes semi transparent
            Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            Hi there


            In addition to what Lilybiri offered I'll also add this.


            Look at the slides where this is happening. Odds are you will find a Button or Click Box object that is pausing the slide while objects are fading in or out of view.


            Sure, you can do as Lilybiri is suggesting and disable the transition. But you may also work another way. My own preferred way of dealing with this situation is to ignore changing the transitions and simply more precisely control exactly when the slide pauses by adjusting the pause point of a Button or the end point of a Click Box so they don't pause during a fade.


            Cheers... Rick


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            • 3. Re: Slide goes semi transparent
              lefthook77 Level 1

              I had a similar issue... it turned out that the pauses for my continue buttons were stopping in the middle of the transition. Starting the pause earlier fixed the issue.