Click boxes are areas on the slide where the user must click before the next action can take place. You can use click boxes to demonstrate an application's functionality, for example, by placing them on menus or buttons where the user must click. You can determine what happens after the user performs a successful click. For example, the project can advance to the next slide, open a URL, or send an e-mail message.
You can insert the following types of click boxes in Adobe Captivate:
Unless specified as a double-click or right-click box in the properties, click boxes act as left-click boxes. You can recognize the different kinds of click boxes by their associated icons.
Right-click boxes are not supported in the following cases and act as left-click boxes after you publish the Adobe Captivate project:
Publishing a project as a SWF file (HTML option enabled) unless you:
Disable accessibility (Edit > Preferences > Project > Publish Settings)
Publishing a project with 508 compliance enabled.
Publishing a project to a PDF file.
Publishing a project as EXE files.
Right-click boxes are not supported during the project preview (Project, From This Slide, and Next ‘n’ Slides preview options).
After you have added a click box to your project, you can view and edit its properties using Property inspector. To view the properties of a click box in relation with other interactive objects in the project, select Project > Advanced Interaction.
To view the properties of a click box, select it on the slide. The Property inspector displays the properties of the click box.
When you change the properties, the changes are instantly applied to the selected instance of the click box. Click the Apply to all icon to apply the changes to all the click boxes in the project or to those that use the same object style.
Enter a unique name for the object. You can use this name when defining the visibility conditions for the object.
Deselect this option if you want the object to be invisible on the slide. The object can be made visible using the Show option. For more information, see Controlling the visibility of objects.
Specifies the event that occurs when a user clicks the box, for example, opening another project or a specific URL. For the description of the available options, see Project navigation using interactive objects.
Specifies the number of times the user can attempt the question before the specified action takes place. By default, the number of attempts allowed is infinite. To specify a number, clear the Infinite check box and then click the numeral associated with the Attempts option.
Specifies the event that should take place after the last attempt. For the description of the available options, see Project navigation using interactive objects.
If you select Open URL Or File or Open Another Project, click the inverted arrow icon next to the URL or the Project field to select the window in which the URL, file, or project appears. Select from Current, New, Parent, and Top. If you choose New, Parent, or Top, you also have the option to continue playing the original project when the URL, file, or project opens.
If you select Send E-mail To, you have the option to continue playing the project while the e-mail message is prepared and sent.
You can specify a keyboard shortcut for the mouse-click. Users can use the keyboard shortcut instead of the mouse. For example, suppose you select Control+Shift+Enter as the keyboard shortcut for the mouse-click. The click is treated as correct (a click within the box) when users press this combination. If they press the wrong combination, it is treated as a click outside the box.
If your Adobe Captivate project is displayed in a browser, set keyboard shortcuts that do not conflict with common browser shortcuts. For example, F1 is frequently used as a keyboard shortcut to display Help. The Control, Alt, and Shift keys map to the Control, Option, and Shift keys on Macintosh® computers, respectively.
select this check box to include a caption to be displayed when the user clicks inside the click box.
select this check box to include a caption to be displayed when the user clicks outside the click box.
select this check box to specify a hint to be displayed to users. The hint is displayed when the user moves the mouse over the click box.
Pause For Success/Failure Captions
select this check box to pauses the project until all success and failure captions are displayed.
Show Hand Cursor Over Hit Area
Select this check box to change the pointer to a pointing hand when the user moves the pointer over the click box.
Disable Click Sound
Select this check box to disable the click sound that is played when users click inside the click box area.
Pause Project Until User Clicks
Select this check box to pause the project till the users click the click box. The project resumes only after the user clicks the click box.
Appear After [#] Seconds
Specifies the time after which the click box appears on the slide after the slide starts playing.
Stop Slide Audio When Clicked
Stops playing the audio file associated with the slide when you click inside the click box area. This option stops only the slide audio, not the background audio. Also, using a keyboard shortcut does not stop the audio.
Stop Slide Audio When Paused
Stops playing the audio file associated with the slide when the project is paused. For example, if you have enabled the Pause Project Until User Clicks option, the slide audio stops until the user clicks inside the click box area.
You can assign a score to every correct mouse-click and coordinate the score with a learning management system.
Include In Quiz
Considers the click box as a question in the current quiz. The points assigned to this click box are added to the score results of the current quiz.
The score that you want to assign to the question. The maximum is 100 points, the minimum is 0. The points assigned to this click box are added to the score results of the current quiz.
Sends tracking information to your learning management system. Use the interaction ID specified by your learning management system.
Use this section to define the exact size or location of the click box in terms of pixels. You can also specify the rotation of a click box in this section.