[Ai] Capabilities guide

Canvas

A Canvas placement in the Ai TB is used to add secondary Steps. A Canvas placement does not currently create coach marks pointing to a specific location. 

Menu Bar

Most Menu Bar options can be recorded. However, if a particular Menu Bar option is not available for recording, add a new numbered Canvas Step to continue to lead users through your tutorial.

Note:

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When instructing users to open a panel, create a coach mark using the Menu Bar and NOT Panel elements.

Menu Bar

Menu Item

Create  a Coach Mark

File

MOST

check mark button Add a Canvas Step to explain what the user should do if there is a dialog box.

 

Open recent file

cross mark Avoid in tutorials

Edit

MOST

check mark button Add a Canvas Step to explain what the user should do if there is a dialog box.

 

Start Diction…

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Object

ALL

check mark button Add a Canvas Step to explain what the user should do if there is a dialog box.

Type

MOST

check mark button

 

Font

cross mark Produces a CM in preview that says undefined. Add a Canvas Step instead.

 

Find/Replace Font

cross mark Produces a CM in preview that says undefined. Add a Canvas Step instead.

Select

MOST

check mark button Add a Canvas Step to explain what the user should do if there is a dialog box.

 

Text

cross mark Anything under Text produces a CM in preview that says undefined. Add a Canvas Step instead.

Effect

MOST

check mark button Add a Canvas Step to explain what the user should do if there is a dialog box.

 

3D and Materials

cross mark Produces a CM in preview that says undefined. Add a Canvas Step instead.

View

MOST

check mark button

 

Outline

cross mark Produces a CM in preview that says undefined. Add a Canvas Step instead.

 

Hide Slices

cross mark Produces a CM that says Show Slices

 

Show Binding

cross mark Produces a CM that says Hide Binding

 

Show Gradient Annotator

cross mark Produces a CM that says Hide Gradient Annotator

 

Show Edges

cross mark Produces a CM that says Hide Edges

 

Perspective Grid > Hide Grid

cross mark Produces a CM that says Perspective Grid > Show Grid

 

Perspective Grid > Hide Rulers

cross mark Produces a CM that says Perspective Grid > Show Rulers

 

Perspective Grid > Unlock Grid

cross mark Produces a CM that says Perspective Grid > Lock Grid

 

Perspective Grid > Unlock Station Point

cross mark Produces a CM that says Perspective Grid > Lock Station Point

 

Rulers > Hide Rulers

cross mark Produces a CM that says Rulers > Show Rulers

 

Hide_Print_Tiling

cross mark Produces a CM in preview that says undefined.

 

Hide_Print_Tiling

cross mark Produces a CM in preview that says undefined.

 

Show_Text_Thread

cross mark Produces a CM in preview that says undefined.

 

Hide_Text_Thread

cross mark Produces a CM in preview that says undefined.

Window

MOST

check mark button Add a Canvas Step to explain what the user should do if there is a dialog box.

 

Workspace

check mark button If the TB disappears, reopen TB, Stop Recording, delete any unnecessary actions, and click Done.

 

3D and materials

cross mark Produces a CM in preview that says undefined.

Help

 

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Panels

These are only two scenarios where you should use Panel > Panel elements to create a CM: Panel > Properties and Panel > Layers. You create these steps choosing a series of drop down menus directing where the coach mark will be placed. The record button does not appear for Panel elements items. 

Point to the Panel element for the first Step. This will add a coach mark to the correct area. For sequential panel items, do not send the user to the Panel again, as they are already focused on that element. Instead, add a new numbered Canvas step and continue leading users through your tutorial.

Tool Bar

Most Tool Bar options can be recorded to create coach marks.

Tool

Sub-tool

Create a coach mark

Selection tool

ALL

check mark button

Direct Selection tool

ALL

check mark button

Lasso tool

ALL

check mark button

Magic Want tool

ALL

check mark button

Pen tool

ALL

check mark button

Curvature tool

ALL

check mark button

Type tool

ALL

check mark button

Line Segment tool

ALL

check mark button

Rectangle tool

ALL

check mark button

Paintbrush tool

ALL

check mark button

Shaper tool

ALL

check mark button

Eraser tool

ALL

check mark button

Scale tool

ALL

check mark button

Rotate tool

ALL

check mark button

Width tool

ALL

check mark button

Free Transform tool

ALL

check mark button

Shape Builder tool

ALL

check mark button

Perspective Guide tool

ALL

check mark button

Mesh tool

ALL

check mark button

Gradient tool

ALL

check mark button

Eyedropper tool

ALL

check mark button

Blend tool

ALL

check mark button

Symbol Sprayer tool

ALL

check mark button

Column Graph tool

ALL

check mark button

Artboard tool

ALL

check mark button

Slide tool

ALL

check mark button

Hand tool

ALL

check mark button

Zoom tool

ALL

check mark button

Fill and Stroke

cross mark

cross mark Does not create a CM. Create a Step using a Canvas placement instead.

Color/Gradient/None

cross mark

cross mark Does not create a CM. Create a Step using a Canvas placement instead.

Draw

cross mark

cross mark Does not create a CM. Create a Step using a Canvas placement instead.

Change Screen mode

cross mark

cross mark Does not create a CM. Create a Step using a Canvas placement instead.

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