Another Way to Show Image-rich Documents

Greetings,

I have had much success using the Engage 360 panels interaction to display text documents in a light box in SL. I've been able to include documents several pages long because it allows scrolling. However, I have run into a problem. I need to put in documents that have multiple pictures. Engage only allows one per step.

I've ruled out using the Resources tab in SL for a couple reasons: 1. No one seems to know it is there even though I've changed the font size and had flying arrows pointing it out. 2. Documents open in new tabs or windows and that confuses many users. The best solution has been the light box.

Does anyone have any work-arounds, with or without Engage, that could help me meet the objective?

Thanks much,

--Allen

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4 Replies
Susi B

Hi Allen,

I don´t know if you are still looking for suggestions on this, but did you try the lightbox option in storyline? You can create a slide with a scrolling panel and show this in a lightbox when the user clicks on a button or something else. This slide with the scrollpanel you can delete from the menu so they can´t reach it any other way. Or multiple lightboxes however you want to design it. You could even create your own lightbox on a new layer of a slide, just create a for example 50% transparent background and a lightbox the way you want.

Susi

Allen Way

Hi Susi,

Thanks for your suggestion. That is a step in the right direction. However, I'm still having trouble with the pictures when I put the document contents into the scrolling panel. Copy/Paste gets the text but I have to put in each photo individually. The other problem is that I can't wrap the text around the picture as needed.

Thanks again,

--Allen

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Susi B

Hey Allen,

yes Storyline unfortunately doesn´t have options like Word with text floating around images. An other option would be using a slider. I use them sometimes too if I have multiple layers with text. Or you can build your own little slidebased navigation (navigation through your layers). But I think you prefer to have everything on one slide. With a slider and animation paths you could show a very large document.

Susi