Slide properties


Contents [Hide]



You can set the properties for a slide using its Properties dialog box. Double-click the slide to display its Properties dialog box.

Slide tab

Label
The name of the slide. The slide label appears under the slide in the Filmstrip and in Storyboard view. It is a good practice to name slides. When multiple users are working on the same project, naming slides helps to identify them easily.

Display Time
The duration for which the slide plays. The maximum value is 1 hour (3600 seconds).

Transition
Specifies the transition effect for the slide. You can choose from the many options available in Adobe Captivate. Adding transition effects breaks the monotony of slide transition.

Quality
Specifies the quality level for the slide. Use the pop-up menu to select one of four quality options: Low (8-bit), Optimized, JPEG, and High Quality.
Note: Selecting the Optimized, JPEG, or High Quality format may increase the file size and the time needed to download your project. You should only use a format other than Low (8-bit) when appropriate.

Color
Specifies the color of the slide. Select Project to have the color of the slide match the project background color. Select Custom and click the color box to set virtually any color.

Hide Slide
Select this option to retain the slide in the project but hide it from view when the project is played.

Lock Slide
Select this option to lock (“freeze”) all of the objects on the slide so they cannot be deleted or changed. (Locking objects does not lock the slide, so even if you lock objects, the slide can still be edited, moved, deleted, and so on.)

Change Background Image
Select this option to change the background image on the slide by selecting an image from the project’s Library.

Navigation
You can define the navigation options every time the user views a slide or moves away from the slide. The On Slide Enter menu displays the actions that you can set for the slide when it is displayed. The On Slide Exit menu displays actions that you can set when the user exits the slide. The following list describes actions available in both the menus:
Note: The options Go To Previous Slide, Go To Next Slide, Go To Last Visited Slide, and Jump To Slide are available only in the On Slide Exit menu.
Continue
The movie moves to the next defined action.

Open URL Or File
A web browser opens with the specified web page if the user has Internet connectivity. Alternatively, you could open a specified file for the user.

Open Other Project
Opens the specified Adobe Captivate project.

Send E-mail To
A draft of the default e-mail editor opens with the e-mail address specified in the To field.

Execute JavaScript
Adobe Captivate runs the specified JavaScript.

Execute Advanced Actions
Adobe Captivate runs the script written using the application.

Show
When the user performs the required action, the specified hidden object is made visible

Hide
When the user performs the required action, the specified object is hidden from the user.

Enable
When the user performs the required action, it activates another object in the project. This option is available only for interactive objects.

Disable
When the user performs the required action, it disables another object in the project. This option is available only for interactive objects.

Assign
When the user performs the required action, the value of the specified variable is set inside the text caption.

Increment
When the user performs the required action, the value of the specified variable is incremented accordingly.

Decrement
When the user performs the required action, the value of the specified variable is decremented accordingly.

Multiple Actions
When the user performs the required action, multiple actions are performed in the order specified by the user.

Go To Previous Slide
The movie moves to the previous slide.

Go To Next Slide
The movie moves to the next slide.

Go To Last Visited Slide
The movie moves to the previously viewed slide.

Jump To Slide
The movie moves to the specified slide.

No Action
Nothing happens when the user exits the slide.

Notes
Click to display the Slide Notes dialog box, which lets you write information about the slide. Slide notes are not seen by users who are viewing your project, but are an organizational tool for Adobe Captivate authors. The notes can be seen in two places: in the Record Audio dialog box and in the handouts that you publish.

Accessibility
Click to open the Slide Accessibility dialog box, which lets you add or type in text that can be read to users with disabilities who use screen readers. You can choose to enable accessibility for text entered on slides, slide notes, and closed captioned text. Note that the corresponding buttons are enabled only when such text exists in your project. For more information, see Add accessibility text to slides.

Apply To All
Applies the settings specified in the Settings menu to all slides.

Settings
Click this button to select how to apply property changes in the project. To apply all your changes, select Apply Only Changed Properties. To apply all the slide settings, select Apply All Properties. You can apply the slide settings to all slides, the current slide only, or to slides of the same type.
Note: If you change the settings in this dialog box, they become the default settings, and any new slides you create use the new settings.

Audio tab

Use this tab to add audio to a slide or edit audio that is already associated with a slide.

Record New Audio 
Opens the Record Audio dialog box. Recording audio requires some basic equipment.

Stop Audio 
Stops playing the audio file.

Play Audio 
Plays the audio file.

Import
Import an audio file from your computer or network.

Library
Opens the Audio Library, which lists all audio files that are already part of the currently open Adobe Captivate project.

Edit
Opens the Edit Audio dialog box. This dialog box lets you edit the audio file in a variety of ways, such as inserting silent periods and adjusting the volume.

Closed Captioning
Click to open the Closed Captioning dialog box, where you can enter captions for slide audio files for hearing-impaired users. The text is displayed along with the audio when the slide is played. This option is only available for slide audio, and is not available for other types of audio files.

Delete
Removes the audio file associated with the slide.

Fade In [#] Seconds
Specifies the time for audio to fade in to full volume.

Fade Out [#] Seconds
Specifies the time for audio to fade out to silence.

Settings
Opens the Audio Settings dialog box where you can define audio settings such as input source, quality level, and calibration.

Loop Audio
Plays the audio file continuously till the slide exits.

Stop Background Audio
Stops playing any background audio associated with the slide.

Apply To All
Applies the settings specified in the Settings menu to all slides in the project.

Settings
Click this button to select how to apply property changes in the project. To apply all your changes, select Apply Only Changed Properties. To apply all the slide settings, select Apply All Properties. You can apply the slide settings to all slides, the current slide only, or to slides of the same type.
Note: If you change the settings in this dialog box, they become the default settings, and any new slides you create use the new settings.