Category Archives: Captivate

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Controlling Captivate – Change Cursor

Welcome to another installment of Controlling Captivate! In this post we are going to show you, with the help of a FREE TLC add-in, how to change the cursor style of elements without using any advanced actions or any actions at all! This blog and add-in pertains only to CP8, CP9, and HTML5 output only.

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Controlling Captivate – Upgrading to Captivate 9

When designing and/or developing courses do you ever find yourself wondering how to create a fresh approach to interactivity? Do you find yourself falling back on your set of “old faithful’s” or the question templates you have available? Do you feel pressured to hurry up and get it done instead of having the freedom to

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Controlling Captivate – ShowHide

Welcome to another installment of Controlling Captivate! In this post we are going to show you, with the help of a FREE TLC add-in, how to show and hide elements without using any advanced actions. This blog and add-in pertain only to CP8, CP9, and HTML5 output. In a recent project we needed to show

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3 Ways to Use Custom Color Palettes in Captivate That YOU Have to Check Out

If you’re like me, you’ve often found yourself creating a highlight box, a callout, a drop shadow, etc. in your Captivate file and you’ve forgotten the RGB or Hex code of the color you want to use. It’s frustrating to stop what you’re doing, look for that piece of paper, design document, etc. to locate

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Controlling Captivate – Media Queries

Welcome to another installment of TLC Media Design’s Controlling Captivate series. Today we’ll show you how to use one of the best features of CSS3, the Media Query. In this simple demonstration we’ll show you how to hide the CC close button in a CP8 responsive project. Captivate does not always respond the way we

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Controlling Captivate – Bookmarking

We’ve read numerous posts on the internet concerning the way Captivate bookmarks a learner’s location in a course. Since you don’t have the option the change CP’s behavior out of the box, we’ll show you how to override the default SCORM bookmarking behavior in Captivate 6, 7 and 8. Captivate uses the SCORM value cmi.suspend_data

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5 Things You Should Do Before Creating Your Next Captivate Project

5 Things You Should Do Before Creating Your Next Captivate Project

Have you ever created a Captivate file only to find out later that you’re forced to make the same revisions on every slide, such as changing objects to display for the rest of slide vs. the 3 second default? Or maybe you’ve had to change your recording settings for each video demo or simulation you

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Controlling Captivate – Pause IT!

Welcome to another installment of Controlling Captivate. In this short post we’re going to show you a simple widget that will pause the last slide or all of your slides automatically. Why do you need this widget? Let’s go over a couple of examples: Recently on the Adobe and LinkedIn Captivate forums, questions have been

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Controlling Captivae - Disable Scrubber

Controlling Captivate – Disable Scrubber

Welcome to another installment of Controlling Captivate. In this post we’re going to show you how to disable the scrubber in Captivates default playbar. For those of you that want to restrict the learner from using the scrubber to advance to the end of project, we’re going to show you how. You’ll need Flash since

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Controlling Captivate – Countdown Timer

Welcome to another installment of Controlling Captivate – Countdown Timer. We’ve read many complaints over the years about the limits of the Timer Widget supplied in Captivate. These range from: “the visual style cannot be changed”, “you cannot have an action triggered when time is up”, and even “it’s very annoying”. We decided to alleviate

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