I am wondering if it is possible to keep objects that are revealed when returning to a captivate scorm file after it has been closed? For example, I have a button that reveals a shape... if I close the scorm file the document is bookmarked and returns to the appropriate slide. However, the object that was previously revealed by the button is now hidden again. Is there a way to keep revealed objects active if you return to a course after closing it?
It is possible, but it depends on whether or not your particular LMS will persist the values of User Variables in the Captivate content.
Some LMSs will store the current value of User Variables when the learner closes the browser without reaching completion of the module. So, if your course interaction was set up with a User Variable that recorded the current hidden or visible status of an object, and the ON Slide Enter event of that slide was set up to execute a Conditional Action that either shows or hides the object based on the value of this variable, THEN you might be on a winner.
Rod has explained the situation in his usual elaborate and clarifying way. Hope you understand that the way you did set up the actions is important, if you want to use that approach with retrieving user variables. If you just used the 'Show' command, even in an advanced or shared action, tno user variables are in the workflow. Example: a toggle button to show/hide an object can be done with show/hide commands, or you can use a conditional action like this:
IF v_visib is equal to 0
That conditional action which I use as shared action does implicate a user variable, which can be used for Rod's workflow.