Interactive video KC overlay not jumping to bookmark

My overlay KC slides were not navigating back to the bookmarks as expected.  In fact, answering correctly or incorrectly would continue to the next slide and skip the remaining portion of the video and all remaining video overlays.  To correct the problem I had to ensure that “Allow Backward Movement” was selected in Quiz Preferences > Settings.

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4K Monitors and UX in Captivate – The limit needs to be fixed, the small stuff is not being modernized.

I reported this issue in CP-2017 and I’m a bit surprised that this simple tweak was not made for CP-2019.  I use a 4K monitor and the PROPERTIES pane has a fixed maximum height of 1,045.  I am still needing to scroll down to us properties such as shadow because of that limitation.  This is a simple fix that any programmer could do in minutes.  Hard-Core C programmers could find the limit and set it to the Window height.  C++ programmers have a property for that.  This is not hard to fix, but it is quite annoying in the year 2018.

With 4K monitors, the ability to grab the right side of the screen (left of the panels) to size the panels is terrible because the panel border is about 1px of grab-handle.  You can visually see how thin it is.  I reported this issue as well and the width of the border/ splitter could be enhanced or the grab-zone metrics increased.  Better and thicker with the panels detatched, but not when docked to the main CP program Window.  Again, simple programming 101 stuff to fix.

Using White Text on a dark background causes spell check to be white fonts on a white background and you can’t see the context of the word at all.  Make spell-check fonts ALWAYS black.  Yeah, I reported this in CP bug logs several times now.

White fonts don’t work well in drag-n-drop Quizzes either because the drop-down inherits the font color with an automatic light background in the drop-down.  Where’s the option to change the drop-down background color or just detect that the color is too white and automatically change the drop-down color to darker gray?  Or in my case, stop using white fonts, even when the background color is dark blue?  Lots of white text issues.

Anyone else seeing this?

Anyone else wanting this to be modernized?

Anyone else want to see Adobe go through the bug logs and knock out the UX items that we have been asking for?

New features are great and 3D glasses are cool, but the UX for the people using the software is somehow overlooked for these minor, yet annoying issues?

ANY change that takes less than 1 hour to code or tweak should be done, no exceptions.  Change the policy.

ANY change that has more than 5 requests and takes less than 4 hours to code should be updated.  Change the policy.

User-drawn drag-and-drop Quizzes should become part of the Quiz Pools (and Quiz Scopes) and thus share the same scoring behavior and not need hacks to reset them on failed results.

I would love to see refinement to what we work with every day as having the same importance as new ideas like 3D glasses, Interactive Video and Fluid Boxed 2.0.  Refine, refine, refine… what is already there.


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Responsive Design, Text, and that “Click here to read” button

So, I’ve been clicking around Captivate 2019 for a little bit today to focus on some of the new things like VR design and how I might incorporate it into my courses. Awesome. I have some challenges right up-front, but those are the fun kind of challenges that force you to change the way that you think to achieve what you want. And then there’s the interactive video. Also awesome, but I just didn’t have the time to explore that one today. (Indeed, I’m trying to figure out whether this version is included in my subscription, but there we go.)

The one thing that I haven’t seen is any real improvements to Responsive Design (RD). Again, though, I’ve been looking at this for a limited period of time, so if I’m incorrect then please let me know.

Soooooo… The one problem that I’m still having with RD is how it handles text and, seemingly, makes decisions based upon the vertical height of the viewing device. And here’s where I have the problem. As soon as text is truncated and the “read more” icon, a decision has been taken away from me.

So what am I suggesting? Only a question, really. If you look at responsive design websites, and specifically something like WordPress and the various “Page Builders,” the responsive design makes sure that text is not truncated based upon (I suppose) “mid-width” properties. If text is side-by-side with an image, as the horizontal space is reduced, the text is pushed downwards in v-space until a breakpoint. At this point, the software makes a decision as the width decreases to put the text box above/below the image. Text is, however, preserved. No “Click here to read the full text” boxes.

As much as it replicates WordPress, it also replicates Articulate’s Rise.

I realise that I can have responsive projects with different slide heights (and responsive and non-responsive slides), but is there a one-stop-shop that I’m missing?

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Need to create a quiz


Create a quiz as a multiple choice question with 4 choices. And allow only 2 attempts.

When user select wrong option in 1st attempt. Show the feedback “Not quite. Try again.”

When user select the wrong option in 2nd attempt then show the correct option with green highlight with Incorrect feedback “Incorrect. Here’s the correct answer.”.

When user select the correct option then show the correct feedback.

Note: This must be created as custom MCQ not default one

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Volume Widget does not work

I have a dilemma, but first some background info about my project:

1- I am not able to stream video or use youtube as a host, so I must insert my video into the project.

2- I have created custom controls for my project audio and video objects (I am not using a captivate player skin).

Here-in lies my problem, I need both closed captions and volume control for my video. If I insert an event video, the video has  its own playbar which controls the volume, play, pause, etc. Not so great because I want to use my custom controls and I do not want to confuse my learner with multiple ways to control video and audio dependent on the page they are. I want to use my custom controls and they will not work with an event video.

Also, I am not able to use captivate to attach closed captions when inserting an event video unless I parce out the audio from the video. I can insert an audio-less video while attaching a separate audio file, which then enables me to attach captions to the audio object and still be able to use my custom controls for audio volume control.  But it still does not solve my problem because as previously mentioned, my custom controls will not control the event video play, pause, etc functions and if I were to hit pause, everything but the video pauses.

Ok…so then I go the synchronized video route. I can get captions, my custom controls work for replay, play, and pause, but the volume widget does not control the video volume.


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Support Warning

Yesterday,  my creative cloud would not load.  After 2 hours of technical support from Adobe, creative cloud was fixed.  Unfortunately, the fixed was to uninstall all Adobe products, and then re-installing the products.  So I had to install CP 2017 and CP 9.  Support was not aware that they deleted CP, and I was under the assumption that only the cloud products were erased.  Be careful to verify with support about what software they will be removing when they want to do a complete wipe of your Adobe directory.

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Adobe Captivate 2017 project size vs. Captivate 9 project size

I recently built a new project in Captivate 2017 and was having issues optimizing the size to play well in our LMS. I rebuilt the same project(same images and audio) in Captivate 9 and it saved as a third of the size that it was in Captivate 2017. ( example Cap.9  was 112 MB and Cap. 2017 was 360 MB ) Has anyone else noticed this and have suggestions on how to optimize the size in 2017?

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