Smart shape rollovers on the main master slide in Captivate 9

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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.

This tutorial uses the CpExtra plugin from Infosemantics. You can view more about the plugin from their website here.

Even though I’m using headerless loading of the CpExtra plugin, which means the plugin is added when I publish the file, you can still see how the file is setup by download the Captivate 9 project file here.

2 Responses to “Smart shape rollovers on the main master slide in Captivate 9”

  1. Hi,
    I just watched this tutorial, and I have a few questions. 1)Does this work with fluid boxes in Adobe 2017 2) Can I have a visited state or would I just have two states and leave the last state instead of fixing it as you show at the end of the video.

    Thanks! Elissa

  2. Posted by Elissa Fineman on December 15th, 2017 at 2:44 am
  3. 1) My guess is that it likely would, but as Captivate 2017 returned the ability to have smart shape rollovers for master slide objects, I’ve not investigated how this applies to fluid boxes.

    2) You can have a visited stated but you would need to add a variable for each shape to track when it’s clicked. Then in the advanced action you’ll need to add additional logic to show/hide the visited state instead of the default state.

  4. Posted by Michael (the head monkey) on December 19th, 2017 at 8:43 am

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