Join Aaron Quigley for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding text, part of Learning Captivate 8.
Let's go ahead and add some content to our slide by starting with the text. Now before we start just typing, let's go ahead and understand a little bit about how text plays on the slide, as well as some of the different styles and formats we can choose from. When you look at the slide template that we've chosen, there's some small indicators that tell you what kind of text you're using. Right here where it says double click to add title, on the left hand side of that I see a small icon. This icon shows a bright yellow bar at the top of a little page layout. This is indicating to me that it's title text. Now the title text has a very specific format.
If I click on this title text place holder on the right hand side in the properties menu, under the properties tab. I can see that the style name is the default title smart shape style. That means the theme is telling this particular text box to be title text. This is important because, as we start creating different text elements we want to make sure that we apply a theme style to them. Just in case later on we decide to change the theme itself, all the text will know how to change as well. Elements included with a particular style are things such as the Fill color, whether or not there's a stroke to the text box, and even the Character, whether or not it's bold.
The alignment of the text, all of these things are being set by the theme style. So for example if I click down here on the subtitle, I can see that it's default style name is the default subtitle. If I wanted to, I can even change this to the default title text and you can see that it's now the same size and the same color as the title text we currently have. I'm going to go an switch it back to subtitle. Now as we add text, to these particular text boxes, all we have to do is double click and type. I'll go and add a tile of Welcome to Orange Valley University. And for the subtitle, i'm going to say a quick message from our president.
I'll click into the caption text area. Double-click so I can edit this text. And I already have a message that was typed out, that I've copied onto the clipboard. I'm just going to paste that message in here using the keyboard shortcut of Cmd-V or Ctrl-V on the PC. So here, using the preformatted slide, we were able to add a title slide, a subtitle slide, as well as some caption slide for the message. The last thing we'll do for this welcome slide is to go ahead and an image of the president on the left hand side
- Choosing a project layout
- Applying and changing themes
- Adding text, media, and shapes
- Inserting interactive elements and widgets
- Adding audio and video
- Adding closed captions to video
- Using responsive templates, text, and images
- Accessing elearning
- Creating software simulations
- Publishing a Captivate project