In Adobe Captivate, a rollover slidelet is a space on a slide that displays an associated slidelet (a slide within a slide) when the mouse is moved over the space. You can insert and display objects in the slidelet using the same procedure as that for the slides.

For example, you can create a rollover slidelet for a state on a map so that the demographics of the state are displayed when the mouse moves over it.

Note:

You cannot create rollover slidelets on question slides or quiz review slides.

The following is further information about slidelets:

  • A slidelet is always linked to a rollover slidelet and is created along with the rollover slidelet.

  • You can insert most of the Adobe Captivate objects into a slidelet.

  • You can place more than one type of object into a slidelet. The objects become visible when the mouse is moved over the rollover slidelet.

  • You can drag audio and movie files from the Library into a slidelet.

  • If a slidelet times out while an audio or movie file from the slide is running, the file stops running.

  • When a slidelet or any of its objects is selected, the displayed Timeline and the corresponding menu options for the slide change to that for the slidelet.

  • Objects within a slidelet can be hidden or locked, but not the slidelet itself. To hide or lock a slidelet, hide or lock the corresponding rollover slidelet from the slide Timeline.

  • Slidelet objects cannot be dragged outside of the slidelet boundaries.

  • When a slidelet is deleted, its associated objects are also deleted, and the Timeline reverts to the slide Timeline.

  • Clicking an area outside the slidelet, or on the Filmstrip, reverts the Timeline to that for the corresponding slide.

Properties of slidelets

Select the slidelet and use the Property Inspector (Window > Properties) to set the following properties of a slidelet:

Slidelet

Name

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

Style

Select a style for the slidelet. To define a new style, select Edit > Object Style Manager. For more information on object styles, see Object style

Accessibility

Click to add accessible text to the object. For details, see Customize accessibility text for objects

Fill and Stroke

Fill

Fill color of the slidelet. To decide the degree of transparency for the fill color, select a value for the option Alpha in the Color menu. The value of 90% is less transparent (more solid) than a value of 10%.

Stroke

Stroke color of the slidelet.

Width

The thickness of the slidelet border.

Show Runtime Shadow

Select this option to display a shadow below the slidelet during run time. The shadow gives a three-dimensional feel to the slidelet.

Image

Background image of the slidelet. Click the respective icon to remove or crop previously selected image.

Shadow and reflection

Shadow

Select the check box to apply shadow to the slidelet. Choose one of the presets. You can customize a preset by clicking Custom.

Direction

Select the direction: inner or outer. The preview of the selected direction is displayed on stage.

Color

click to select a color for the shadow. Specify the alpha for the color, in percentage, in the adjacent field.

Blur

Specify a value, in pixels, for the blur of the shadow.

Angle

Specify the angle for the shadow.

Distance

specify the distance, in pixels, at which the shadow must be displayed.

Reflection

Select the check box to add reflection to the slidelet. Choose one of the presets.

Timing

Display For

The duration for which the slidelet is displayed on the slide.

Transition

Effect

The transition effect for the slidelet when it appears and exits the slide.

In and Out

The time (in seconds) for the fading effects.

Properties of rollover slidelets

Select the rollover slidelet and use the Property Inspector (Window > Properties) to set the following properties for a rollover slidelet:

Rollover Slidelet

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.

Style

Select a style for the rollover slidelet. To define a new style, select Edit > Object Style Manager. For more information on object styles, see Object style

Fill and Stroke

Fill

Fill color for the rollover slidelet. To decide the degree of transparency for the fill color, select a value for the option Alpha in the Color menu. The value of 90% is less transparent (more solid) than a value of 10%.

Stroke

Fill color for the rollover slidelet.

Show Border

Displays the border of the rollover slidelet. The border is not displayed if you disable this option.

Action

Stick Slidelet

The slidelet continues to be displayed even when you move the mouse away from the rollover slidelet area.

On Click

Define the action to take when the user clicks the rollover slidelet by selecting one of the options in the menu.

Shortcut

You can specify a keyboard shortcut for the mouse-click. Users can use the keyboard shortcut instead of using the mouse. For example, if you select Control+Shift+Enter as the keyboard shortcut for the mouse-click, the click is treated as correct (click within the box) when the 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 on Windows. The Control, Alt, and Shift keys map to the Control, Option, and Shift keys on Macintosh® computers, respectively.

Shadow and reflection

Shadow

Select the check box to apply shadow to the rollover slidelet. Choose one of the presets. You can customize a preset by clicking Custom.

Direction

Select the direction: inner or outer. The preview of the selected direction is displayed on stage.

Color

click to select a color for the shadow. Specify the alpha for the color, in percentage, in the adjacent field.

Blur

Specify a value, in pixels, for the blur of the shadow.

Angle

Specify the angle for the shadow.

Distance

specify the distance, in pixels, at which the shadow must be displayed.

Reflection

Select the check box to add reflection to the rollover slidelet. Choose one of the presets.

Timing

Display For

The duration for which the rollover slidelet is displayed.

Appear After

Delay between the first appearance of the slide and the first appearance of the rollover slidelet.

Hover Delay

The time delay before the appearance of the slidelet when the mouse moves over the rollover slidelet.

Transition

Effect

The transition effect for the slidelet when it appears and exits the slide.

In and Out

The time (in seconds) for the fading effects.

Show Runtime Border

When the mouse moves over the rollover slidelet, a border is displayed with the specified color.

Create a rollover slidelet

  1. Select Insert > Standard Objects > Rollover Slidelet.

  2. In the Property Inspector (Window > Properties), set the options for the rollover slidelet as required.

Note:

Whenever a new rollover slidelet is inserted, the default timing is Rest Of Slide. If required, you can modify the properties later.

Insert objects within a slidelet

  1. Select the slidelet by clicking it.

  2. Select Insert and choose the object that you want to insert.

  3. In the corresponding dialog box that opens, follow the procedure to insert the object.

  4. Click OK.

Note:

You cannot insert a rollover slidelet, mouse, text entry box, click box, or button within a slidelet.

Note:

To select all objects in a slidelet, right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) an object within a slidelet, and choose Select All from the pop-up menu.

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