You are on page 1of 3

Using

a Custom Certificate with Validate User Input in Adobe Captivate

Instructions:
A. Create 3 Variables. In the toolbar: Go to Project/Variables 1) The Variables window will pop up. 2) Click Add New 3) Create these variables: a) v_name b) v_department c) v_ConstantNull 4) Save each variable B. On the Terms and Conditions Slide: 1) Insert a Continue button 2) In the Properties Panel: Name the Continue button 3) Make the Continue button invisible 4) Set the Action/On Success to Go to Next Slide Create an image or use wingdings to create a check mark 1) Insert the check mark onto the slide 2) In the Properties Panel of the check mark: Name it and make it invisible

Insert a highlight box to place under the check Insert a Transparent button to place over the check 1) With the button selected in the properties panel. Under Action 2) Select the drop down and select Execute Advanced Actions 3) Then select the tiny folder underneath that to create the Advanced Action 4) Create the a Standard Advanced Action for the button over the check mark 5) Name the Standard Action 6) Double click in the first column and select Show 7) Double click in the row to the right and select your check 8) Double click in the next row and select Show 9) Double click in the column to the right and select your Continue Button C. Quiz Not Passed Slide

Created by Anita Horsley 9, 2012

http://www.captivatecrazy.blogspot.com

Updated: August

Using a Custom Certificate with Validate User Input in Adobe Captivate


Insert your text entry box Insert email button in the properties panel under Action On Success, select Send e-mail to and under Address type in the email address 1) Insert a continue button in the Properties Panel 2) Name the button 3) Make it invisible D. Text Entry Box Slide 1) Insert a Text Entry Box: From the Tool Bar select Insert/Standard Object/ Text Entry Box 2) With the Text Entry Box selected in the Properties Panel 3) Variable, select the drop down and select v_name 4) Insert another Text Entry Box and repeat the above steps except select v_department 5) Insert a Highlight box to go underneath the Name text entry box 6) Name the highlight box 7) Make the highlight box invisible 8) Insert a Text Box with the message Before proceeding you must type your name in the box 9) Name the text box 10) Make the text box invisible E. Create the Advanced Action for the Continue Button 1) Insert the Continue Button, with the button selected in the Properties panel under Action 2) Select the drop down and select Execute Advanced Actions 3) Select the tiny folder to the right 4) The Advanced Action window will pop up: Select the Drop down under the Action Type and select Conditional actions 5) In the Action Name type in the Name 6) Under the IF (all conditions are true), double click and select Variable then select v_name (probably at the bottom of list) 7) Double click to the right and select is equal to 8) Double click to the right and select Variable, then select v_ConstantNull 9) Under Actions Tab, double click and select Show 10) To the right select your highlight box

Created by Anita Horsley 9, 2012

http://www.captivatecrazy.blogspot.com

Updated: August

Using a Custom Certificate with Validate User Input in Adobe Captivate


11) 12) 13) 14) 15) In the next row, double click and select Show To the right column, double click and select your Text box Click on Else Double click in the Actions column and select Go to Next slide Double click on the next row down and select Continue

F. Insert a Text Caption onto your certificate 1) Double click in the text caption to make sure your cursor is in it 2) In the Properties panel under Format click on the Variable (looks like an [X] 3) The Insert Variable window will pop up, click on the drop down and select your name variable 4) The default maximum length is 15, I typically increase this to 45 5) Click OK Note 1: You will have to create your own certificate in PowerPoint or PhotoShop or whatever medium you use to create images and then import the certificate background as an image G. Insert a Text Caption for the department (if you want that on your certificate) Repeat the above instructions for the department name H. Insert a Text Caption for the date 1) Double click in the text caption and type Issued On 2) In the Properties Panel click on the [X] 3) The Insert Variable window will popup click on the drop down for Variable Type and select System 4) Click on the drop down for Variables and select cpinfoCurrentDateString 5) Click Ok Note 2: To print, I use CpGurus Intelligent Print Widget because it will print in Horizontal. The print widget that comes with Adobe will only print in Vertical. It can be found at www.cpguru.com. Also, place the widget on the top after everything else has been inserted.

Created by Anita Horsley 9, 2012

http://www.captivatecrazy.blogspot.com

Updated: August