Join Aaron Quigley for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding touch gesture support, part of Captivate 8 Essential Training.
So at this point, we've covered how to position items, images, text, how to change the sizes of font, and how to make things appear perfectly, whether our learners are accessing the e-learning on their computer, their tablet, or even their mobile device. The last step that we need to do, is to make sure that our users can use touch gesturing. For example, if I'm on a tablet, I probably don't have a keyboard with me, and I may want the opportunity to flip through the slides. Well, we can quickly turn these on, here in Captivate 8. If you're just catching up with us, I'm using the ResponsiveImagesFinal.cptx slide, which is just the final state from the previous movie, and contains the first four slides of our presentation that are now complete.
You can also access the FinalProject.cptx file in the root folder of the Exercise Files, which contains all of the changes that we've made throughout this movie. In order to turn on touch gesturing, I'm going to go to Window and I'm going to select Mobile Palette. Now the Mobile Palette is going to open up a box that allows us to turn on Gesture Configuration. So, Gesture Configuration means that now people can tap the screen, to pause or play our e-learning. They can swipe between slides for navigation. They can zoom by pinching on the screen. They can double-tap to show and hide a table of contents for all of the slides in the e-learning.
And they can even swipe up and down to show and hide the play bar. In addition to gesture configuration, which you want to make sure is checked and on, if you expect people to access your e-learning on a tablet or mobile device, you can also turn on Geolocation, if you're using any of the Geolocation features. Geolocation is an advanced action set of Captivate, and we won't be covering it for this particular course. But it's important to know that the Mobile Palette is where we can turn Geolocation on and off. With Geolocation on, it means that Captivate is going to use the Geolocation features of the mobile device to pinpoint where that learner's at on the globe.
I'm going to go and leave it off for this particular presentation, and then click OK. So, now that we've got gesturing turned on, when I publish this project and someone accesses the project on their iPhone or their tablet, they can now use their finger to move through our presentation.
- 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