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Does Captivate support this glossary functionality?

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May 31, 2019

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Hello everyone. I am trying to incorporate a glossary into a series of Captivate courses that I am developing. Here is the functionality I am hoping to achieve in Captivate 2019, but I need a reality check as to whether this is feasible. Any help would be appreciated.

Desired End User Functionality:

- As the user proceeds through the course, glossary terms are highlighted

- The user can click on highlighted terms to see the definition in an unobtrusive manner, such as a simply pop-up

Desired Characteristics of Whatever Approach We Take:

- The glossary terms would exist in a centralized form, such that updating the glossary content across multiple Captivate courses could be done by updating one file (as opposed to having to update separate glossaries for each course.

Based on these factors, my thinking is that we should instead link to an external glossary file (either a PDF or an HTML page), but I don't want to give up on the user being able to click words to see definitions without asking here first.

Is this possible? Thanks in advance!

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Correct answer by RodWard | Adobe Community Professional

Not really practical with default Captivate functionality (variables and Advanced Actions or rollover objects etc).  You could achieve something like this using JavaScript but you would need good programming skills or access to someone that has them and budget to pay him or her for them.

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Does Captivate support this glossary functionality?

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Hello everyone. I am trying to incorporate a glossary into a series of Captivate courses that I am developing. Here is the functionality I am hoping to achieve in Captivate 2019, but I need a reality check as to whether this is feasible. Any help would be appreciated.

Desired End User Functionality:

- As the user proceeds through the course, glossary terms are highlighted

- The user can click on highlighted terms to see the definition in an unobtrusive manner, such as a simply pop-up

Desired Characteristics of Whatever Approach We Take:

- The glossary terms would exist in a centralized form, such that updating the glossary content across multiple Captivate courses could be done by updating one file (as opposed to having to update separate glossaries for each course.

Based on these factors, my thinking is that we should instead link to an external glossary file (either a PDF or an HTML page), but I don't want to give up on the user being able to click words to see definitions without asking here first.

Is this possible? Thanks in advance!

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by RodWard | Adobe Community Professional

Not really practical with default Captivate functionality (variables and Advanced Actions or rollover objects etc).  You could achieve something like this using JavaScript but you would need good programming skills or access to someone that has them and budget to pay him or her for them.

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Not really practical with default Captivate functionality (variables and Advanced Actions or rollover objects etc).  You could achieve something like this using JavaScript but you would need good programming skills or access to someone that has them and budget to pay him or her for them.

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Thank you for the helpful answer!

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