I had an interactive HTLM chart created for an eLearning course I'm developing. I have placed the chart on a screen, but would like to get it to run on that screen instead of playing in a separate window. Is there a way to do this? Thank you!
Are you asking if you can have an HTML doc that has an interactive chart to reside on a Captivate slide and not in a seperate window? If so, just instert a Web Object onto the slide you wish to have the HTML chart...and add your HTML chart doc to the Web Obj. I've added interactive charts to projects several times and they all work wonderfully.
Hi- thanks! My files is a .html, will that still work? I tried adding it but it's not displaying. I'm still playing with settings but am wondering if my file type is wrong.
Yes, html file will work - no worries!
I'll be right back, I'm in the process of writing a help response for you....I just wanted a moment to collect my thoughts and I'll provide you with a list of ideas to help you get your project runing like a charm!
Thank you so much! Appreciate all the help.
[Please use the information I share here at your own risk, as I'm sharing information that I know has worked great for me, but outcomes could vary depending on your work/system ecology]
Here are a few thoughts for you to consider when getting your interactive graph up and running on a Captivate slide:
I wanted to share a TIP to help speed up your development and testing of projects such as you are doing - works great been doing it for years now! I want to share this tip as it goes well with what you are working on...
So here is a nice trick to develop live and use Captivate Preview HTML5 to instantly test as you are developing:
[These instructions are for a MAC so adapt them to another OS as needed]
** Now you can have your project open in Captivate, your HTML/code editor open editing the file(s) in the folder while you are working on the project to instantly make and preview changes!
Here are the steps for a MAC after you have created your folder and added all of your files and etc.
By doing the above 6 steps, you now can just Preview your project without having to publish out to a sever to test everything.
*** Make sure you have your paths pointing to the assets/your folder name/webdoc.html in order for this to work!!
How and why does this work, well when you publish, or preview, a Captivate project it adds the assets folder (and its contents) to your published/previewed project - thus allowing access to the folder and it's files on the fly when developing, testing, and previewing.
Below is a published Captivate project, and the assets folder is packaged automatically!
Word of Caution, Note, FYI, etc.:
I use this idea with great success when I have student interns do work for me, as we do not allow students the ability to access college servers for security reasons.
This is one of the biggest time saves I've ever used with it comes to doing advanced hi-end Captivate projects.
Oh my, sorry for such a long post...
The above information are items to keep in mind when adding any kind of interactive HTML document to Adobe Captivate. I hope some of my information will be of help to you. If there is anything else you have a question with, I'd be happy to assist you anyway I'm able!
Thank you so much for your response! I am so appreciative of the time you took to help me on this. Many, many thanks!!!
I guess I do have one more questions. If I'm packaging this to put in an LMS, how do I get the correct path of the HTML file I'm putting in the supporting_files folder? Right now the path is pointing to my desktop.
It depends where you are adding you're supporting_files folder:
When you add the zipped Captivae project file to your LMS, everything should work great. My team and I over the years have published thousands of Captivate projects to our LMS like you are doing without issue - long as you have the file paths correct!
Hope this message was helpful!
I love your answer, very clear and precise.
keep up the good work.
Thank you very much for your awesome and kind feedback!
When I have time, I truly enjoy helping other with good ole Captivate!
Hope this message finds yuou and your family doing well,
You are ver very welcome! I'm honored to help you! 🙂
Once again, thank you so much! Your help has been amazing!
You are very welcome!
Did you get everything working?
Hope you are having a great day!
I did on my end, now just waiting to make sure the customer sees it as I do! Thank you!