Skip page numbers in a branched section

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Mar 05, 2021 Mar 05, 2021

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I want to include a branch section in my Captivate, but after the branch, I want the slide numbers to skip those slides and resume from the branch menu. Example: Branch menu is on slide 22. I have 2 branches. I want the page number to skip the branch slides, and be the consecutive number from the branch menu. Branch menu is slide 22, I want go directly to the Summary, (which is actually slide 30) but I want the page number to be 23, and then continue consecutively after that. Currently I am using the variable cpInfoCurrentSlide for my page numbers. In the branch, I used an advanced action to increment/decrement the section page numbers.

Also, is there a place I can reference what the system variables actually do?

Thanks

Ruth

 

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ok, so Thank you Rod Ward. I have your .pdf of 2019 system variables and functions.

 

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Mar 05, 2021 Mar 05, 2021

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Have a look at:

http://blog.lilybiri.com/discover-slash-use-captivates-system-variables-part-1

You will find a link to a table which you can download.

 

With the exception of the category 'Movie Control' all system variables are read only. You cannot use cpInfoCurrentSlide for your goal, but need to create the correct user variable with a shared or advanced action.

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Lilybiri: Thank you, got the document. I guess I don't know how to get the cpInfoCurrentSlide to skip the branch slides. I think I can move the branched slides to the end of my presentation when I'm complete. That way slide info from the branch menu to the summary will actually be consecutive.

 

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sorry, just realized you said I need to create an advanced action/user variable. I'll work on that. Thanks!!

 

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Indeed, told you that the Movie Information system variables are read only.

I would recommend a shared action, which you could use more easily in other projects. Especially since the action will be triggered by a slide event. Copy/paste of such an action could cause problems in another project.

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Thank you. I'll work on establishing that for my work flow.

 

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