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:

  • Right-click box 

  • Left-click box 

  • Double-click box 

 

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)

    • Publish SWF in a trusted path if you are planning to serve the content from a CD. If the javascript is enabled in the browser and the content is served from a webserver, this step is not required.

  • Publishing a project with 508 compliance enabled.

  • Publishing a project to a PDF file.

  • Publishing a project as EXE files.

Note:

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.

Properties of click boxes

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.

Click Box section

Name

Enter a unique name for the object. You can use this name when defining the visibility conditions for the object.

Visible

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.

Action section

On Success

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.

Attempts [#]

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.

Infinite

Allows users an unlimited number of attempts.

Last Attempt

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.

Shortcut

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.

Note:

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.

Options section

Success

select this check box to include a caption to be displayed when the user clicks inside the click box.

Failure

select this check box to include a caption to be displayed when the user clicks outside the click box.

Hint

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.

Double Click

Select this check box if you want the users to double-click 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.

Right Click

Select this check box if you want the users to right-click on the click box.

Timing section

Display For [Time]

Specifies the time for which the click box appears on the slide.

Appear After [#] Seconds

Specifies the time after which the click box appears on the slide after the slide starts playing.

Audio section

Fade In [#]

Specifies the time for the audio to fade in to full volume.

Fade Out [#]

Specifies the time for the audio to fade out to silence.

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.

Add Audio

Allows you to associate an audio with the click box.

Reporting section

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.

Points

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.

Add To Total

Includes the points for the correct click in the total score.

Report Answers

Sends the quiz score to the learning management system (LMS).

Interaction ID

Sends tracking information to your learning management system. Use the interaction ID specified by your learning management system.

Transform section

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.

X

Position of the click box on the X-axis

Y

Position of the click box on the Y-axis.

W

Width of the click box.

H

Height of the click box.

Constrain Proportions

Maintains the height-to-width ratio of the click box when you resize it.

Angle

Angle of rotation of the click box.

Add a click box

  1. Open the slide to which you want to add a click box.

  2. Select Insert > Standard Objects > Click Box. A click box appears on the slide.

  3. Size and drag the click box as desired.

  4. Double-click the Success, Failure, or Hint captions to edit the text.

  5. To change the properties of the click box, click the box and change the properties in the Property inspector.

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