Closed Captioning Button in Player/Skin - Idea I had, but doesn't seem to be supported even though option exists?

RE:  Closed Captioning Button in Player/Skin - Idea I had, but doesn't seem to be supported even though option exists?

There are several Articulate methods for CC, however I'm not "in love" with any of them.  I recently came up with an idea that appeared would work.  Articulate permitted me to create a CC On and a CC Off btn/link in the player/skin.  And it even permitted me to create triggers that I wanted, however in preview and when published, they will not work.  Is this possible?  Can it be made possible?

skin/player btn for CC

 

 

36 Replies
Steve Flowers

Unfortunately, there isn't a way to grab the notes field. You could use the same trigger setup on your base slide.

As I mentioned, closed captions divide the text up into absorbable bits to better sync with the presentation. A large block of text (transcript) can be really useful to folks without the benefit of audio. The trigger objects make this synchronization possible and is a neater way to bundle (editing in the trigger pane isn't tough to do). 

However, if you wanted to feed a single box on a slide with a large block of text from an easy to edit source, you could add a single trigger variable instead of 3. I'll typically add my text to an off-stage object and copy / paste from there into the trigger blank. Things like line breaks and HTML formatting will make their way into the captions block. See the attached for an example.

A scrolling panel is another option but would require a layer since you can't hide / show a group.

 

TIMOTHY KUHN

Closer to what I'm after.  Though I don't want to force the user to click the skin/player link or the toggle button for each and every slide.  I would like user to be able to select closed captioning at any point in time throughout the project, but have the current slide remember it was turned on or off on a prior slide(s).  So if I was the user - if I turned cc on when on slide 3 - it would still be on for slide 4 forward, unless I clicked btn again to turn off.

Steve Flowers

Yep. Easy to do as well. Add a trigger to the master slide:

Change state of the caption object to normal if the value of the toggle variable is true when the timeline starts. This way, if the user had set it to true, the box is persistently open. If not, the box is never told to open until they toggle it on.

 

Joelle Urbanczyk

These caption options are great. I'm having an issue with the text size automatically shrinking  down though on preview. I have my captions trigger and panel on the master slide. I thought I read about this issue somewhere but can't find the fix now.

Anyone else have this happen when the panel and trigger are on the slide master?

Joelle Urbanczyk

These caption options are great. I'm having an issue with the text size automatically shrinking down though on preview. I have my captions trigger and panel on the master slide. I thought I read about this issue somewhere but can't find the fix now.

Anyone else have this happen when the panel and trigger are on the slide master?