Adding Captivate 3 Branching to Presenter 09

I tried using this link: http://daveperso.mediaenglishonline.com/2008/06/11/how-to-add-a-captivate-movie-to-articulate-presenter/ to create a branching situation in one of my modules. I like to incorporate buttons that react to the user's mouse rolling over the image and then clicking on it.

The problem that I am running into is I cannot seem to set the buttons if the user clicks on a particular button then the person will be taken to a certain section of the module. I tried creating transparent hotspots in PPT and that would work until, according to the link, dragging the 3 SWF files into the "data"->"swf" folder. Then it seems either the hotspots disappear or the particular swf files appear on top of the hotspots.

Has anyone else tried creating this or maybe has a workaround for this?

Thanks in advance

10 Replies
Robert Kennedy

Adam, 

The swf files are always going to appear on the top layer in Presenter.  The only way to accomplish this is by using actionscript in the actual Flash File to create a clickable rollover tab.

Dave Anderson goes through this here: https://player.vimeo.com/video/204929857

Here is an old forum discussion as well: http://www.articulate.com/forums/articulate-presenter/18094-flash-rollover-buttons-hyperlinking-slides.html

Adam Truckenmiller

The rollover action is executable but the actionscript doesn't seem to be executing and allowing me to advance to the particular slides.

I reviewed the coding 3 times and seem to have it the same as Dave Anderson and have labeled the graphics :mcButton1" and "mcButton2" as well.

Here is the coding:

mcButton1.onPress = function() {
 _level0ArtAPI.PlaySlideNum(5);
};
mcButton2.onPress = function() {
 _level0ArtAPI.PlaySlideNum(2);
};

I have the SWF file being published with Flash Player 8 with ActionScript 2.0