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How to make text captions appear by paragraph similar to PowerPoint

New Here ,
Apr 15, 2016 Apr 15, 2016

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I have been trying to finish this project and I have lots of bullets on a single slide.

I am using a single text caption to hold several bullet points.

When I try to animate this the entire text appears at the same time.

I want each bullet to appear separately.

The only way I have been able to achieve this by creating separate text captions for each bullet.

Then aligning each of them separately. This has given me the end result.

But are you telling me Captivate 8 does not have a simpler way of doing this?

In PPT you can do this by selecting Effect Options and selecting by paragraph.

Can anyone help? This would be super helpful.

Thanks.

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Apr 15, 2016 Apr 15, 2016

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There really isn't anything like powerpoint.

If you have room and other objects would be in the way, you can use a "cover" something like a white box to reveal bullets.

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Apr 15, 2016 Apr 15, 2016

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In Captivate 9 I use states for that purpose, in Captivate 8 I used separate text captions. Many bullets on a slide is not what I have a lot in eLearning courses...only rarely in a presentation for a summary.

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Jul 28, 2021 Jul 28, 2021

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I still do not see this functionality....Storyline makes this easy...If anyone knows of a better way please let me know...

 

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If you are looking for something that works exactly the way PowerPoint or Storyline does it, then you need to use PowerPoint or Storyline. 

 

Captivate's designers went a different route to allow for more flexible animation possibilities.  But doing so also means Captivate doesn't offer the same kind of easy 'templated' animations that PPT and Storyline do.

 

There is always a trade off.

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