Most efficient means of making player transparent

I haven't seen a comprehensive discussion of making the player transparent. I seem to understand two possible methods.

I have seen discussions in which hiding all features and controls on the player (next, back, seekbar, audio, notes, resources, glossary, etc) results in the thin border of an apparently transparent player.

I have also seen discussions in which it is advised to make elements on the playbar 100% transparent in the advanced color editing section of the player properties.

So, I'm  confused, if I hide all the features, tabs and controls on the player, do I need to make anything transparent? If I go the transparent route, still intending a completely transparent player, what elements must be made transparent? The base elements, presumably, but what else?

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Nancy Woinoski

All you have to do was right click on the callout background select the Format Shape option,  and then select Fill  and change the transparency for the solid fill. 

Doing this is a little tricky as sometimes it changes the transparency of the marker and sometimes the background.  Once you have the Format Shape editor open, I think you have to double click on the background to make sure it is selected and not the marker. I think you can tell if it is selected by the color that displays for the fill.

I hope this makes some sense.

Djoma De Guzman

I'm using Articulate Studio '09.

Following your instructions on the callout background (Label Graphic), a right click produces no response. The Transparency button disappears when I select callout background. What appears only is the color panel.

Is this more a question of the Articulate edition I am using?