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howard pearson

Nancy Woinoski said:

I don't think so Howie but there is a way to use the markers for navigation and set them to pulse when the timeline ends. I created a screener showing how this can be done. Here is the link if you want to take a look. http://pinchedhead.com/blog/?p=1529


Thanks for that Nancy, i can see myself using that. It wouldn't work for my project unfortunately.

Diana Myers

Hi Howie,  I wanted to use something similar on a previous project, so I settled for a series of objects with a glow.  Each only lasts 0.75 seconds on the timeline, but it does give a pulsing effect of sorts.  You can play with the object timing and entrance/exit animations to alter the speed or look of the pulse. 

Published slide

It's not very high-tech, but it might work depending on your needs.  Good luck!

Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Hi All,

In addition to the great examples provided by Diana and Nancy, I've been trying to create a Screenr to show how we applied a "nonstandard" use of markers to highlight points during narration of a slide. Unfortunately. the Screenr site refuses to recognize Java, which I have updated. (Note: I have reported this via email to Justin at Articulate, and on the Get Satisfaction site. I have gone through ALL of the troubleshooting steps repeatedly, and still Java isn't recognized in IE, FF, or Chrome).

At least I can share an excerpt of the published slide...the part with the markers highlighting the narration. Note that this slide is shared Courtesy: Becker College's Accelerated Program

http://refco27.com/Demos/Markers_nonstandard_use/story.html

I hope to get resolution regarding Screenr not seeing the Java install so that I can record a description of how I did this.

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Becky,

I just checked in as Owen submitted a case and Vira shared:

We are aware of the issue in Java Update 51 (latest Java release) and Screenr. Our Engineers are already looking into it and working for a fix.

I've heard from a few other colleagues that after removing and reinstalling Java everything behaved normally on their end, and I'm doing that myself right now so I'll keep you posted. 

OWEN HOLT

I got screenr to work (as you can see from the Screenr below). I had to configure my java settings. I set my security to medium and listed the screenr URL as a site that should access java. Not sure which of these 2 actions did the trick or if both are required, but the point is, I am up and running again.... thanks to me.

Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Tx, Owen. Has anyone else (aside from Ashley's colleagues) had success?

IE and FF still no recognize my Java install (after making the changes Owen suggests). I even cleared FF cache and rebooted my PC.

Chrome still presents a warning prompt, but then DOES allow Screenr. However, upon recording (I did a 10-second test) it acts all funky.

The Screenr is uploaded, but I can't log in on the uploaded page that automatically appears.

I CAN log in if I start a new tab, but I don't see the Screenr.

I click Record Screenr on this new tab, at which point my previously recorded Screenr appears. And, I can then delete.

Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

I was able to record a Screenr in Chrome, but it's still functioning as I'd reported on 1/17

  • Chrome still presents a warning prompt, but then DOES allow Screenr. However, upon recording the site acts funky.
  • The Screenr is uploaded, but I can't log in on the uploaded page that automatically appears.
  • I CAN log in if I start a new tab, but I don't see the Screenr.
  • I click Record Screenr on this new tab, at which point my previously recorded Screenr appears

And here's the link to the tutorial on creating "Non-standard use of markers to highlight content" that I'd posted about on 1/15