SmartShapes not displaying in Edge

In Captivate 2017, I have some smartshapes that are being used as buttons. The problem is when I export for HTML5 and run in Microsoft Edge, the button does not show up but it is there because if I move my cursor to that area of the screen it shows up. This ONLY happens in Edge. Everything works fine in IE 11 and Chrome.

Has anyone else experience this? Or, have any idea how to fix it?

Also, the smartshape has an image fill, so I put a stroke on the smartshape and republished. The stroke would display but the graphic didn’t?

Thanks for any help

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Captivate 2019 – Merge with Background

I have not been able to find the Merge with Background option in Captivate 2019. Is there a new option available to perform this task?

I have a Master slide with an additional object and when the slide fades in, you can see the Main Master and then the objects from the slide fade in. Usually Merge with the Background would fix this issue.

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Cannot find popup boxes to edit

Hi – I am using a template that I purchased because I am new to using Captivate and have a tight deadline.  For the life of me, I cannot figure out how to edit the text on popup boxes in the theme.  When I preview the project, the popup boxes are there, have placeholder text on them, and work as they should – minus not having the text that I need.  The filmstrip view (on the lefthand side) shows that the boxes are there – but when I look at the full view or state view I cannot figure out where to change/input the text.  On state view, I can find the boxes on the dropdown, but the there is no way that I can see to get them to show in state view to edit the text.  I have emailed the company and they said that it is in the AI files, but I looked and it is not there, and that doesn’t make sense either since the AI files are just for the visual of the boxes, not the text.   I have googled, looked through a reference book, played with everything I can think of…. help?

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Swapping buttons loses hand cursor

I’ve tried both Smart Shapes and Buttons with the same result. I have two buttons (play and pause) and the same Shared Action is attached to them. When the play button is pressed it hides and shows the pause button, the same Shared Action performs the action in reverse to the pause button. Hand cursor is checked for both buttons.

The play/pause function works on the side but after one or two clicks, the hand cursor no longer appears over the buttons. I’m testing in HTML5. Captivate 2019, latest version.

Thanks!

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Text Animation – getting text to “type” onto the screen – Captivate 2019

Hi there again,  Sorry another newbie question I’m afraid:

How do I get text onto the screen so that it appear letter by letter, or word by word to coincide with my voiceover?

I can do it in other software (including PPT) but I cannot seem to find how to do this in captivate.

Many Thanks

Dave

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Captivate 2019: Button Action not working correctly – Accepts ‘Enter’ when ‘None’ shortcut is selected

Is this a bug? I’m using Captivate 2019 in Windows 10. I only want the user to click on a button using the mouse, not using any keyboard shortcut, hence the keyboard short cut for the button in question is set to ‘None’ on the buttons ‘Properties’ under the section ‘On Success:>’Shortcut’>’None’ radio button,  yet when previewed as ‘HTML in Browser’ the ‘Enter’ key on the keyboard causes the button action to occur. This should not happen. Any suggestions as to why this is the case?

Thanks in advance.

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Creating repositionable custom nav buttons?

Hi all!

I’m working on a software simulation project in Captivate 2019 (latest release) and I have a floating menu that sits on top of the sim to provide instructions as well as forward/back/exit buttons. My challenge is that I have a sim where there’s no good place for the group of objects to sit for the whole simulation. Is there a way to use JavaScript/HTML5 to make this something the user can move around the screen, or am I stuck duplicating the object/hiding the old one/etc?

I can find examples on how to set it up in HTML5 (https://www.w3schools.com/howto/howto_js_draggable.asp) but I’m just not Captivate-savvy enough to figure it out how to access the CSS/JavaScript. =)

It’s not a showstopper but it would be nice to be able to do it…

Thank you!

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