Join David Rivers for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Title Explorer, part of Up and Running with Lectora Inspire.
One area of the UI we're going to spend a lot of time with as we move through the various movies in this title, is the Title Explorer that appears down the left hand side of your screen. So, let's get a deeper look into the Title Explorer now. Notice down the left hand side here I have collapsed almost everything possible you'll see a number of plus signs. If you see minus signs that means you can collapse those areas to get a better look, an overall look at the title itself. You're going to be able to see things like the name of the title at the very top the.
The blue book icon indicates KE Orientation is our title name, and below that, anything that appears in the Title Explorer will appear throughout the title. For example, these little action icons for advancing by space bar or the Enter key, that's something that will appear throughout the title. So as people are viewing this they can move from one page to the next after we publish it by using their space bar or Enter key. This has been applied to the entire title. Same thing for the two buttons labelled previous page and next page.
They'll appear on every page in our title, unless we decide to hide them on individual pages. The Slide Master and Slide Master Layout came across from an imported PowerPoint presentation so it appears under the title as well. Then we get into some pages that are a part of the title, like New Hire Orientation is the one that's selected right now, and that's what we're looking at. There's another one here, branching slide, and new hire orientation, with some more branching. These all appear under the title itself unless they have their own little plus signs.
So if we click the plus sign next to New Hire Orientation, we're going to see the objects that appear on this page, like the title. And then we have some pictures here as well. And when we select those, most are highlighted here on the page itself. And we can collapse this, to stay organized before moving on to the next item which is Orientation Training and a green book icon, that indicates a chapter. We can break our title up into chapters to help us stay organized and we can expand those chapters by clicking the plus sign.
And in there you'll see minus and plus signs for the various sections that exist in this particular title. Each chapter can have as many sections as you like and when you expand them you'll see the pages within those sections. So it's a great way to stay focused. If we want to work on this particular section, everything else can be collapsed and it helps us to navigate. want to see what's on the page, we can expand it. There's our title selected here. It's highlighted here on the right. Let's collapse it and collapse the section. Now let's collapse the chapter by clicking the minus sign next to Orientation Training and go to the next what looks like a chapter but title Quiz.
Its a red book. This is a specific chapter dedicated to testing. It's our Quiz chapter. When we expand it we're going to see things like Page Count, Buttons, and then we get into the pages which are actual questions in a quiz, and each of those has its own plus sign so we can expand it to look at the contents like the question itself. Notice it's made up of many elements. We'll be getting into our quizzing towards the end of this title. Let's collapse the entire chapter so we're looking at a nice overall view here in our Title Explorer.
Some other things we can do from the Title Explorer include adding chapters. There's a little button up there, Ctrl=1, the keyboard shortcut. If we're in a chapter like Orientation Training, we can add sections, Ctrl + 2. And within those sections, we can add pages, notice that's a Ctrl + 3 keyboard shortcut. But those three buttons appear up here at the top. It's what we call structure. And if we go to the Home tab on the Ribbon, you'll see an Add Structure section here for adding Chapters, Sections, and Pages, as well.
One last thing with the title explorer is this other button titled, Thumbnail View. Give it a click, and you'll be able to look at thumbnails of the various pages. And as we scroll down you can see we can expand chapters and sections and we can access pages that way. So if you prefer to use thumbnails, you can do that and at anytime, we can collapse them by clicking the minus signs that appear on the right hand side. The only thing with the Thumbnail View is you can't select individual objects, just the entire page.
So that's why we'll be spending most of our time in the Title Explorer, where we'll be able to navigate the structure but also the objects on each page. Alright so that's the Title Explorer. You should be feeling comfortable with it now and we will be using it as we continue forward creating our own titles and working with the various chapters, sections, pages, and objects on those pages.
- Setting up a title
- Adding structure with chapters and sections
- Formatting text
- Using images, audio, and video
- Creating a new page layout
- Adding page transitions
- Working with actions: playing media, adding buttons, and more
- Adding test questions
- Publishing your Lectora title