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Playing audio from button in Captivate 4

New Here ,
Jul 22, 2009

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I was wondering if it was possible to play a sound from a button in captivate 4???

I'm attaching sound to a button on a slide, but the sound plays before I even press the button. Is there something I'm doing wrong, or do I need to make the sound button in Flash and import it into my Captivate project?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Valorous Hero , Jul 22, 2009
RoboWizard Valorous Hero , Jul 22, 2009
Hi thereEdit the Button and click the Options tab. Enable the Success caption. The Success caption will then appear when you click the Button.Edit the properties of the Success caption and add your audio there. If you don't care to see the caption, change the type to Transparent and remove the text.Cheers... Rick Helpful and Handy LinksCaptivate Wish Form/Bug Reporting FormAdobe Certified Captivate TrainingSorcerStone BlogCaptivate eBooks

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Valorous Hero ,
Jul 22, 2009

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Hi there

Edit the Button and click the Options tab. Enable the Success caption. The Success caption will then appear when you click the Button.

Edit the properties of the Success caption and add your audio there. If you don't care to see the caption, change the type to Transparent and remove the text.

Cheers... Rick

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Jul 22, 2009

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Thank you so much!!! 

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Placed a standard object button on a slide, and recorded sound on Success object only. Sound played when slide displayed

Placed a standard object button on a slide, and recorded sound on Button object only. Again, sound played when slide displayed.

Goal: Play sound only when button clicked.

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Valorous Hero ,
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Hi there

Are you certain you assigned the sound only to the Success caption? If so, you hsouldn't hear your sound play until the Button has been clicked.

If you assigned sound to the Button object itself, indeed you will hear the sound play when the Button displays.

Cheers... Rick

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Thanks Rick. Shall try again.

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Is it possible to allow users the ability to click the button more then once to hear the audio? I have a short audio clip that may need to be repeated a few times, clicking the button once plays the sound fine but clicking it a second time won't do anything. I can see in the button properties I have set it to unlimited clicks but the audio only plays the first time.

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New Here ,
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In addition to being able to click more than once, what if you have more than one audio

button on a screen. Is there a way to stop the audio from playing when you click another button?

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New Here ,
Oct 05, 2011

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Captivate is total stupid software, Im looking for basic things like adding audio to button  for several hours (than I find this forum) ... None intuitive control, absolutely shitty software Please do something with it ... It is more simply to do all that things I need in Powerpoint...

Or ... Im total noob 😕

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 05, 2011

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Jozo.  You need to be aware that this is a user forum.  We're not the people that make Adobe's software products, so we don't have any power to make changes to how it works.

Since lots of other people ARE able to get it to create the effects they want, including playing audio when clicking a button, your last comment may actually turn out to the real reason it's not working for you.

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New Here ,
Oct 06, 2011

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Version 5.5 has been completely redone.

 

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Email: JcTech1943@yahoo.com

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New Here ,
Jan 11, 2021

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I manage to do that. Click on the button and the sound play. However in the screen, there are many buttons that I have done. However, i manage to play 2 buttons. Once the 2 buttons have been executed. it goes to another screen. Please help

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I doubt very much that you are still using CP4, which is very old and no longer supported.

If you are on a more recent version, please start a new thread. Mention your present version number, the full number as you can see under Help, About Captivate. 

I will lock this thread which has no relevance anymore.

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