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Captivate 2017 Applying effects in Advanced Actions

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Hello,

I'm trying to have a button that will remain during an activity of the course to expand and collapse a toolbar reference that will assist the learner in the activity. (kind of functions like a TOC, comes in from the side and when it collapses moves back into the original entrance spot).

Anyway to do this?

I currently have an advanced conditional script going on so when I click the button to reveal the toolbar references it has the effect "from right to left effect " however when I try to collapse it with the effect "from left to right)" it keeps playing the right to left effect.

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Logic is not correct in your action.  In such a case you have to toggle the variable in both parts: THEN and ELSE.  What is the star value of that Boolean variable? If it is 0, the action should be:

IF v_toolba is equal to 0

    Toggle v_toolbar

    Apply Effect Left to Right

ELSE

   Toggle v_toolbar

    Apply Effect Right to Left

 

BTW: the Pr"eview button in the AA dialog box is the first button in the top right control panel (looks like an arrow). Explore this blog post:

http://blog.lilybiri.com/advanced-actions-dialog-box-in-captivate-2017

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Captivate 2017 Applying effects in Advanced Actions

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Hello,

I'm trying to have a button that will remain during an activity of the course to expand and collapse a toolbar reference that will assist the learner in the activity. (kind of functions like a TOC, comes in from the side and when it collapses moves back into the original entrance spot).

Anyway to do this?

I currently have an advanced conditional script going on so when I click the button to reveal the toolbar references it has the effect "from right to left effect " however when I try to collapse it with the effect "from left to right)" it keeps playing the right to left effect.

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Logic is not correct in your action.  In such a case you have to toggle the variable in both parts: THEN and ELSE.  What is the star value of that Boolean variable? If it is 0, the action should be:

IF v_toolba is equal to 0

    Toggle v_toolbar

    Apply Effect Left to Right

ELSE

   Toggle v_toolbar

    Apply Effect Right to Left

 

BTW: the Pr"eview button in the AA dialog box is the first button in the top right control panel (looks like an arrow). Explore this blog post:

http://blog.lilybiri.com/advanced-actions-dialog-box-in-captivate-2017

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Did you create custom effects to use? You need two motion paths which are exactly the opposite. Maybe this blog post could help a little bit:

How to use Custom Effect in Actions? - Captivate blog

If you could please post a preview of your advanced action?  Check the exact version number as well: should be 10.0.1.285.

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Logic is not correct in your action.  In such a case you have to toggle the variable in both parts: THEN and ELSE.  What is the star value of that Boolean variable? If it is 0, the action should be:

IF v_toolba is equal to 0

    Toggle v_toolbar

    Apply Effect Left to Right

ELSE

   Toggle v_toolbar

    Apply Effect Right to Left

 

BTW: the Pr"eview button in the AA dialog box is the first button in the top right control panel (looks like an arrow). Explore this blog post:

http://blog.lilybiri.com/advanced-actions-dialog-box-in-captivate-2017

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Thanks Lily!

I get so confused with the advanced action part. I haven't found a good tutorial yet because others may add "assign" vs "toggle". I wish I knew how to execute these properly.

I appreciate your help!

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Indeed, in some instances Assign is better, but I am bit lazy. I use Toggle a lot because I can copy/paste more in the Advanced actions statements. Maybe I am doing too much actions.

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