Join Aaron Quigley for an in-depth discussion in this video Previewing slides, part of Captivate 8 Essential Training.
Before we start adding content to our slides, it's important that we know how to preview the slides. This is going to allow us to quickly take a look at what the user's going to see when we're building our project. Also, if we're building response designs, sometimes the design layout looks a little strange. You're going to have boxes and texts hanging off the sides. We're going to use the preview feature. The preview feature is going to allow us to quickly open this up in a web browser, to see what the project looks like in HTML5. Let's get started by adding a couple of things, just so we have something to preview. Right were it says double-click to add title, I'm going to double-click and I'm just going to call this, New Project.
Also, come down to double-click to add a subtitle, and I'm just going to say, Sample text. If I don't add anything, then I'm going to be previewing, literally, a blank page, and it'll be hard to understand where these text boxes would be during the preview. Now that we've got some sample text on there, let's go to the Preview button, and let's select Project. Now, the first thing it's going to bring us to is a blank page, or project cover page. Because there's nothing there, I'm going to scroll down the screen and I'm going to use the next button to advance to the actual slide that we have available. Now, notice at the bottom, the slide went through a three-second timer.
In our default settings, currently we have slides set up to be available for three seconds, and then to automatically advance to the next slide. We'll be changing some of these features as we build our project. Here, I can see the title for New Project where it appears on the screen, as well as the words, Sample text. Now, because we're previewing a responsive project, at the top of the screen, I also have these toggle buttons to allow me to switch between the 1024 view to the 768 view, and even the mobile device, 360-pixel view. You can automatically see that things are happening to the text as we change these views. The size of the text is changing, but its general position on the screen is still the same.
Once again, we'll come back to these responsive features, so we understand how to place that text exactly where we want it for each of these different displays and make sure it's the right size, color and appropriate layout for all the different mobile devices.
- 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