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New Here ,
May 11, 2013 May 11, 2013

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Am working on a large site for my students to access. I'd like to set up a site map of sorts that allows them to view their progress in the course by hovering over the circles to see where they've been and where they're going. I'd like each of the buttons (circles) to be able to activate a text box with text related to that position in the map. Also I'd like the circles to highlight a specific color related to each chapter.

Is this something flash can do for me, or do I need some other scripting tool? Saw nothing related to this in the forums or in other searches. Any information on this is greatly appreciated. Also, each of the fifteen circles in the first column would require a unique color, while the circles in columns 2 and 3 would be the same as the highlighted one in the first column. Tall order... most likely.

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LEGEND , May 12, 2013 May 12, 2013
Hi thereAdobe Captivate can likely do this as well. But it would require a substantial amount of custom coding to achieve. As Pat said, Flash is likely the best choice. But if you were using Captivate, (and you were comfortable with Flash) you might be able to use Flash to create a custom Captivate Widget application that would do it. Then drop the Widget into Captivate (if you wanted it all in Captivate).Cheers... Rick

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LEGEND ,
May 12, 2013 May 12, 2013

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It is really not the right place for your question; this forum is for forum issues only.  (And lately for angry posts about irate customers regarding Adobe's Creative Cloud announcement.)

But since you do not know what product you should use for your problem, it's hard to send you away to a specific product forum.

My guess is that Flash could probably be used for your application, but I'm not sure.  Let's see what other forum regulars have to suggest.

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May 12, 2013 May 12, 2013

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Hi there

Adobe Captivate can likely do this as well. But it would require a substantial amount of custom coding to achieve. As Pat said, Flash is likely the best choice. But if you were using Captivate, (and you were comfortable with Flash) you might be able to use Flash to create a custom Captivate Widget application that would do it. Then drop the Widget into Captivate (if you wanted it all in Captivate).

Cheers... Rick

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May 13, 2013 May 13, 2013

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Thank you for the suggestion on Captivate. Sat through the tutorials and learned how much time this program is going to save me. It will do exactly what I'm looking to do.

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