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Drag&Drop "submit" button and hand cursor - Captivate 9

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Unlike normal quizzes "submit" buttons, the Captivate 9 Drag&Drop "submit" button doesn't seem able to show the hand cursor at mouseover.

When importing a project from Captivate 8 to 9 it sometimes works, sometimes doesn't, but I can't find a way to make it work on bare new projects created with Captivate 9.

The Drag&Drop "Use hand cursor" option is clearly flagged on, though affecting only sources and targets but not the "submit" button.

Captivate 9 is running on Windows 7.

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Matteo

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I'm sorry but the Submit button on D&D seems not to have the possibility to show the Hand cursor. It uses the same style as the embedded buttons on the Quiz slides, but the hand cursor is not part of the style. I often drag the Submit button off the stage, and just define the Shortcut key (like Enter).  I also checked in Captivate 8 but it also never had the option to show a Hand cursor for the Submit button in D&D, so I am astonished when you write "When importing a project from Captivate 8 to 9 it sometimes works,"

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Drag&Drop "submit" button and hand cursor - Captivate 9

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Unlike normal quizzes "submit" buttons, the Captivate 9 Drag&Drop "submit" button doesn't seem able to show the hand cursor at mouseover.

When importing a project from Captivate 8 to 9 it sometimes works, sometimes doesn't, but I can't find a way to make it work on bare new projects created with Captivate 9.

The Drag&Drop "Use hand cursor" option is clearly flagged on, though affecting only sources and targets but not the "submit" button.

Captivate 9 is running on Windows 7.

Thanks for helping,

Matteo

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I'm sorry but the Submit button on D&D seems not to have the possibility to show the Hand cursor. It uses the same style as the embedded buttons on the Quiz slides, but the hand cursor is not part of the style. I often drag the Submit button off the stage, and just define the Shortcut key (like Enter).  I also checked in Captivate 8 but it also never had the option to show a Hand cursor for the Submit button in D&D, so I am astonished when you write "When importing a project from Captivate 8 to 9 it sometimes works,"

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I'm sorry but the Submit button on D&D seems not to have the possibility to show the Hand cursor. It uses the same style as the embedded buttons on the Quiz slides, but the hand cursor is not part of the style. I often drag the Submit button off the stage, and just define the Shortcut key (like Enter).  I also checked in Captivate 8 but it also never had the option to show a Hand cursor for the Submit button in D&D, so I am astonished when you write "When importing a project from Captivate 8 to 9 it sometimes works,"

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Thank you for replying Lilybiri.

I'm not able to find out the working principle behind that, but I have a huge Captivate 8 project in which the D&D Submit button shows the hand cursor at mouseover, and when importing it into Captivate 9 it keeps working as well. In this case, the default Submit text button has been replaced with an image button with the "_over", "_down" and "_up" versions.

I am astonished too, as if I open a new project from scratch with Captivate 8 the handcursor is not shown, as you wrote.

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Maybe they added the hand cursor in the _over state? Image buttons are the only buttons on quiz slides and D&D having states, the states for transparent buttons do not show up, and shape buttons are not possible. D&D has a lot of common features with normal quiz slides.

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No, it doesn't seem related to the "_over" state. As far as I know, at least, it doesn't seem related to any known setting.

I have reported it as a bug, which is the way I think it is worth to be treated if the other Quiz Submit buttons work differently.

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For HTML5 if you put this script in the head of your index.html it will put the cursor on the submit button, put it just on top of "function initializeCP():"

var interfaceObj, eventEmitterObj;

window.addEventListener( 'moduleReadyEvent', function ( e )
{
interfaceObj = e.Data;
eventEmitterObj = interfaceObj.getEventEmitter();
initializeEventListeners();
});

function initializeEventListeners()
{
if ( interfaceObj )
{
     if ( eventEmitterObj )
  {
         eventEmitterObj.addEventListener( 'CPAPI_SLIDEENTER', function ( e )
   {        
    for ( var i = 0; i < e.Data.si.length; i++ )
    {
          
     if ( cp.model.data[ e.Data.si[ i ].n + "c" ].accstr.indexOf( "Submit" ) != -1 )
     {
      document.getElementById( e.Data.si[ i ].n ).style.cursor = "pointer";
      break;
     }    
    }
            });
  }
}
}

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It works!

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I'm using Captivate 2019 (11.5.1.499) and try to get the hand-cursor for the submit-button in my drag+drop-questions. With the code above the hand-cursor works fine but then I get no results on the quizz result page anymore.

Thanks for your help.

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