If you’re using the scrolling text widget in Captivate you’ve found that it’s very limited for displaying scrollable text to viewers. The widget applies the same font, styling, and color to everything in the widget. However, by using Captivate’s Web widget you can add your own HTML and CSS to create scrollable formatted text. Now you can have text that’s styled in countless ways.

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Captivate 9 gave us a ton of great new features but smart shape buttons on master slides no longer have rollover effects when you mouse over them. You could simulate rollover effects by using multiple smart shapes and advanced actions, but master slides don’t allow you to name smart shape objects. This means there isn’t a way to use Captivate’s tools to target master slide objects. This video tutorial will show you how to use the plugin CpExtra to get around these limitations.

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Simplifying the navigation of an online training helps user engagement. Requiring users to view an entire slide before the ‘Next’ button appears, which allows them to progress, is a common practice. But if they return to review a slide, having to wait until the end of a slide again for the Next button to appear can leave users regretting their decision to review. Fortunately, you can implement an enhanced Next button in Adobe Captivate that once it appears will automatically remain on the slide.

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Giving people a rough idea of how much time they’ve spent on each slide of an online training is something Adobe Captivate doesn’t have the ability to do. Fortunately, you can use smart shapes and motion paths to convey each slide’s duration and how much time people have spent viewing them.

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Adobe Captivate’s multiple choice questions can either be a single answer or multiple answers. A limitation of multiple answers in quizzes is that you can’t specify the number of answers you want the user to select. This tutorial shows how to get Captivate to count the number of answers selected and then display a message if correct amount is not selected.

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