You can set the properties for a slide using the Property inspector (Window > Properties).

Properties panel


The name of the slide. The slide label appears under the slide in the Filmstrip. It is a good practice to name slides. When multiple users are working on the same project, naming slides helps to identify them easily.


Click to open the Slide Accessibility dialog box, which lets you add or type in text that can be read to users with disabilities who use screen readers. You can import slide notes to enable accessibility for them. For more information, see Add accessibility text to slides.

Master Slide

Select the master slide that must be linked to the slide.

Master Slide Objects on Top

Select to place the objects in the master slide on top of other objects on the slide.

Use Master Slide Background

Select to use the background of the master slide as the slide background.

Project Background

Select to use the background settings in the project preferences for the slide. This option is available only if you deselect the Use Master Slide Background option.


Click the box to access the color palette and choose a background color for the slide. You can also apply a gradient fill or a pattern fill to the background.


This option is available if you have not selected project or master slide background.


Select to change the background image on the slide by selecting an image from the project’s Library. This option is available when Use Master Slide Background option is not selected.


Select the quality level for the slide: Low (8-bit), Optimized, JPEG, and High Quality.

Note: Selecting the Optimized, JPEG, or High Quality format may increase the file size and the time needed to download your project. You should only use a format other than Low (8-bit) when appropriate.

Display Time

Use to change the duration for which the slide plays. The maximum value is 1 hour (3600 seconds).


Select a transition effect for the slide. Transition effects make the slide transition interesting and eye-catching.

Action options

You can define the navigation options every time the user views a slide or moves away from the slide. The On Enter menu displays the actions that you can set for the slide when it is displayed. The On Exit menu displays actions that you can set when the user exits the slide. The following list describes actions available in both the menus:


The options Go To Previous Slide, Go To Next Slide, Go To Last Visited Slide, Jump To Slide, and No Action are available only in the On Exit menu.

When you copy an object, actions associated with the object, such as Play Audio, Enable, and Disable are also copied.


The movie moves to the next defined action.

Open URL Or File

A web browser opens with the specified web page if the user has Internet connectivity. Alternatively, you could open a specified file for the user.

Open Another Project

Opens the specified Adobe Captivate project.

Send E-mail To

A draft of the default e-mail editor opens with the e-mail address specified in the To field.

Execute JavaScript

Adobe Captivate runs the specified JavaScript.

Execute Advanced Actions

Adobe Captivate runs the script written using the application.

Execute Shared Action

Lets you associate the object with a shared advanced action. If you choose this option, select a shared action from the drop-down list and click {P} to edit the parameters.

Play Audio

Adobe Captivate plays the specified audio when the slide is played. The duration for which the audio is played is equal to the duration of the slide or the selected audio file, whichever is shorter. If users perform any action on the slide, for example, pause the slide, the audio stops and does not play again.


If you use multiple Play Audio actions in Advanced Actions, only the audio corresponding to the first Play Audio action is played.


The specified object is made visible


The specified object is hidden from the user.


The specified object in the project is enabled. This option is available only for interactive objects.


The specified object in the project gets disabled. This option is available only for interactive objects.


A new value is assigned for a variable.


The value of the specified variable is incremented accordingly.


The value of the specified variable is decremented accordingly.


The movie exits.


The movie pauses.


The value of the specified variable toggles from 0 to 1 and from 1 to 0.

Show TOC

The TOC gets displayed.

Show Playbar

The playbar gets displayed.

Hide TOC

The TOC gets hidden.

Hide Playbar

The playbar gets hidden.

Lock TOC

The TOC gets locked. Clicking a topic in the TOC does not navigate users to the topic.

Unlock TOC

The TOC gets unlocked.

Apply Effect

When the user performs the required action, the effect associated with the specified object is applied.

Go To The Previous Slide

The movie moves to the previous slide.

Go To The Next Slide

The movie moves to the next slide.

Go To The Slide Last Visited

The movie moves to the previously viewed slide.

Return To Quiz

Takes users back to:

  • The last attempted question slide if users answered it incorrectly or skipped the question.

  • The question after the last attempted question slide if users answered the question correctly.

Jump To Slide

The movie moves to the specified slide.

No Action

Nothing happens when the user exits the slide.

Audio options

Fade In [#] Seconds

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

Fade Out [#] Seconds

Specifies the time for audio to fade out to silence.

Loop Audio

Plays the audio file continuously till the slide exits.

Stop Background Audio

Stops playing any background audio associated with the slide.

Add Audio

Displays the Slide Audio dialog box that you can use to record audio for the slide.

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