Adobe Captivate has many advanced, in-built actions, which allow e-learning developers to create highly interactive eLearning courses. It has normal and advanced (Standard and Executive) actions. Advanced actions help in creating logical and dynamic courses. In this blog, I would like to explain the Go-to-frame advance action in Captivate 7. Using Go-to-frame action, We can create click on tabs interaction that has pop ups with animations in single slide. We can navigate to the particulate frame to avoid the repeated animation.
How to create go-to-frame action in Adobe Captivate 7?
In order to assign Go-to-frame action in Adobe Captivate, we need to insert default variable in the first slide of the course. For this insert Text Caption in the starting slide. Short cut (Shift+Ctrl+C). We can see the Text Caption in the slide. Select the Text Caption and go to the Properties panel. In TIMING option. In Display for select Rest of Project and check mark Place Object on Top.
By selecting these options we can see text captions for the entire course.
Double click the Text Caption and go to FORMAT option. In those options select Insert Variable.
We can see the Insert Variable window appearing. From Variable Type drop down select System Variable.
From Variables drop down select cpInfoCurrentFrame.
And click OK button.
We can see the variable is inserted in the course.
How to assign frame count to any button?
After inserting and knowing the frame count of the every slide, you can assign action to the buttons; so that, after clicking the button, you should be able navigate. (to which frame)
Select the button and remember the frame count, and it should go and stop after assigning the action to the button. For this, select the button and go to the Properties Panel and select Executive Advanced action in On Success. Select the Advanced Action folder. You can see the Advanced action window is opened. Click on Add action.
Select Assign action from the drop down, and select cpCmndGoToFrame variable and in literal select type the frame count where the button should navigate. Name the section name for the action and click Save action and assign the created action to the button.
This is how we can assign Go-to-frame action to buttons in the course by inserting variable in the course.
Advantages of Go-to-frame action
Hope you find this blog interesting. Try it in your eLearning courses and share if there is any other option to go to the particular frame count.