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Adobe Captivate 12 - Need Help Using Variables to Reveal Next Button

Community Beginner ,
Dec 21, 2023 Dec 21, 2023

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Hello!  I'm a new user to Captivate having been a Storyline user for years.  My new role is for a company where they are using Macs and have Adobe licenses, so Captivate was the easiest choice for us to use for eLearning creation.

I'm creating my first project in Captivate using v12, and have viewed tutorials for previous versions of Captivate where Variables were used to reveal the Next button on a slide after a user clicks all required objects on a slide.

Unfortunately, those steps are not working in Captivate 12.

On this slide in question, which I have named Table of Contents, I have used the Add Media Blocks function to add Images.  The user needs to click on each image before advancing. Because I needed 5 images, I had to add two Media Blocks.

I will note that each image takes the user to a new slide when it's been clicked.  Then the user clicks a button to return to the Table of Contents, and the intent is that after the user has clicked on all 5 images the Next button will then be shown so the user can advance. 

I've selected my Next button, then de-selected "Show During Publish" as seen in the pic below:

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I then created a variable for all five of the images as seen below:

 

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Then I've added the following interaction to each picture so the Variable has a 1 added to the value.

 

122123 3.png 

Then I created the following rule to show the Next button once all images had been clicked.

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However, when I Preview the project the Next button does not show even after all images have been clicked.

Have I missed something?  I have been pulling my hair out and watched so many tutorials on YouTube and feel like I've followed all the steps but it's not working for me.  

Please help!  

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Community Expert , Dec 22, 2023 Dec 22, 2023

Did you find any tutorial for Forced View on the New Captivate 12? The workflow you describe is the usual one for all previous versions, although I would have used the On Enter event of the slide to show the Next button when all variables have been incremented at least once. I mostly used a Shared action which I can reuse in all projects. But Shared actions nor external libraries are available in version 12.

You are not the first to report that this 'traditional' workflow is not functional in ve

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Dec 22, 2023 Dec 22, 2023

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Did you find any tutorial for Forced View on the New Captivate 12? The workflow you describe is the usual one for all previous versions, although I would have used the On Enter event of the slide to show the Next button when all variables have been incremented at least once. I mostly used a Shared action which I can reuse in all projects. But Shared actions nor external libraries are available in version 12.

You are not the first to report that this 'traditional' workflow is not functional in version 12. 

If you could answer my first question about the 'tutorial' you found?

 

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Dec 22, 2023 Dec 22, 2023

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Hi @Lilybiri !  Thank you for your response.  I followed this tutorial here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZhASnzcNCQ.  

 

I followed your advice and did the On Enter event of the slide to show the Next button when all variables have been incremented and it worked!  Thank you so much for the help!  I had been so frustrated but you helped me immensely.

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Not the first time one of my blog posts has not been 'translated' fully to a video. I often detect lack of very essential information.  Videos seldom explain the 'WHY' of the choices. I have been presenting and teaching this workflow since 2010. But it is for the former versions of Captivate, not for 12.

The Shared action in this blog post is a lot more flexible (I use it all the time) because it can be used whatever the number of items to be clicked, or in situations with flip cards. But Shared actions, one of the most powerful features since version 7 has been thrown out (like the baby with the bathwater) in version 12.

https://blog.lilybiri.com/tips-and-tricks-advanced-to-shared-action-intermediate

 

Please mark my answer as being correct. Knowing which event to use to trigger an action (or interaction in the new terminology) is very important. Especially now because the event list has grown since every bookmark can now be used to trigger an action/interaction.

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I just marked your response as correct. Thanks again for your help!

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