Join Anastasia McCune for an in-depth discussion in this video Using highlight boxes, part of Captivate Projects: Software Simulations.
…Highlight boxes in Captivate do pretty much what the name implies.…They highlight certain parts of the screen.…There's two different looks highlight boxes can have, so we're going to…add a few into our project to see how to do it.…Now we actually already have a highlight box on slide four,…so I'll go to that slide and click on the box.…In the fill in stroke area over in the properties panel,…you can see that we chose a yellow fill at 20% opacity.…100% is totally opaque; zero is totally…invisible, so 20 seems like a good compromise…to be able to see it and still see the things on the screen behind it.…
This highlight box shows a blue color for the stroke or outline, but a little lower…here, the width of the stroke is set to zero, so it doesn't show up at all.…I'm only going to make one change.…Here in the transition area, I'm going to change the effect to Fade In Only,…and it's going to take .5 seconds, half a second for that fade in to occur.…And when we preview our project from this slide, that's…pretty much all we need to know from this highlight box.…
In this project-based course with Captivate expert Anastasia McCune, learn how to record software simulations for your company or elearning project with Captivate. Discover how to plan, record, format, and adjust interactions for your simulation—elements that will make the training more realistic and intuitive—and publish the simulation where students can reach it.
- Choosing the right Captivate project type
- Rehearsing your simulation
- Adding intro and outro slides, captions, and transitions
- Controlling click buttons and boxes
- Adjusting slide timing
- Using skins
- Publishing your project