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Prevent Responsive Text Pop-Outs (notepad icons) from Appearing

Explorer ,
May 16, 2018

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Good afternoon - any help VERY gratefully received regarding this please:

A very similar thread has come up before but with no real answers.  It related to Paul Wilson's article on 'Prevent Responsive Text Pop-Outs from Appearing'.  These are the little notepad icons that appear (and you click through to a lightbox) when the shape you hold text in is not large enough for the text.  The idea being that the user clicks the notepad and sees the full text in a lightbox before continuing on.

I have these in multiple responsive projects using Captivate 2017.  I'm using Breakpoint View mode and I'm not using Fluid Boxes.  I'm doing 3 versions (PC, iPad and iPhone).  I'm just looking at PC view at the moment (not ipad or phone). Firstly, I've tried all the fixes Paul suggests.  There is NO pre-formatting on any of the text.  The problems:

  • Often the text is very small and well within boundaries of the shape and I still get a notepad
  • Sometimes, where a notepad is showing, if I remove the dynamic effect that is attached to the shape (e.g. 'move in from left'), the notepad disappears
  • My client does not want to see ANY notepads
  • If content is viewed in Chrome or Firefox there are no notepads, if exactly the same content is viewed in IE there are notepads (please see screenshot attached)

As I said, I've been through Paul's video and made sure there is no pre-formatting and I still can't get rid of them.  What I DON'T understand is why it appears on one browser and not another.  And I also don't understand why it sometimes occurs with dynamic movement (when you set an effect), but if you remove the effect from the shape (i.e. make it 'fade in' instead on zoom across the screen) then the notepad goes away.  Attached screenshot to shown you what I mean:

IE.jpg IE_2.jpg

Any help would be gratefully received thanks.  Really frustrating!! 

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Prevent Responsive Text Pop-Outs (notepad icons) from Appearing

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Good afternoon - any help VERY gratefully received regarding this please:

A very similar thread has come up before but with no real answers.  It related to Paul Wilson's article on 'Prevent Responsive Text Pop-Outs from Appearing'.  These are the little notepad icons that appear (and you click through to a lightbox) when the shape you hold text in is not large enough for the text.  The idea being that the user clicks the notepad and sees the full text in a lightbox before continuing on.

I have these in multiple responsive projects using Captivate 2017.  I'm using Breakpoint View mode and I'm not using Fluid Boxes.  I'm doing 3 versions (PC, iPad and iPhone).  I'm just looking at PC view at the moment (not ipad or phone). Firstly, I've tried all the fixes Paul suggests.  There is NO pre-formatting on any of the text.  The problems:

  • Often the text is very small and well within boundaries of the shape and I still get a notepad
  • Sometimes, where a notepad is showing, if I remove the dynamic effect that is attached to the shape (e.g. 'move in from left'), the notepad disappears
  • My client does not want to see ANY notepads
  • If content is viewed in Chrome or Firefox there are no notepads, if exactly the same content is viewed in IE there are notepads (please see screenshot attached)

As I said, I've been through Paul's video and made sure there is no pre-formatting and I still can't get rid of them.  What I DON'T understand is why it appears on one browser and not another.  And I also don't understand why it sometimes occurs with dynamic movement (when you set an effect), but if you remove the effect from the shape (i.e. make it 'fade in' instead on zoom across the screen) then the notepad goes away.  Attached screenshot to shown you what I mean:

IE.jpg IE_2.jpg

Any help would be gratefully received thanks.  Really frustrating!! 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 16, 2018

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I've noticed that when you have special effects applied to your text objects, sometimes this seems to force the text pop out icon to appear. By the way, judging by the style of text popouts you are using Adobe Captivate 2017 without the new update. You may wish to consider updating your software and seeing if this is fixed. If not consider removing any motion paths or entrance effects.

Paul Wilson, CTDP | https://captivateteacher.com

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Oh yeah and I should add that IE11 gets the lowest score out of all browsers when it comes to HTML5. Microsoft is updating it from time to time but they are not actively developing it. I would encourage users and organizations alike to either start using Edge as their default Windows browser or the aforementioned Chrome of Firefox, especially if they wish to support HTML5 standards.

Paul Wilson, CTDP | https://captivateteacher.com

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May 17, 2018

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Hi Paul,

Many thanks for responding.  I'll do the update.  Thanks, I didn't realise.  I'll also feed back on the browser stuff and see how that goes.

Thanks, this is really useful.

Heather

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