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Tim Buteyn

Sorry, I'm not able to supply the source files for that course, but I could help answer any questions. I saw another thread where people provided examples of similar software simulation. Let me know if there was anything in particular you were wondering about that was not addressed in that thread.

Kai ...

Tim Buteyn said:

Sorry, I'm not able to supply the source files for that course, but I could help answer any questions. I saw another thread where people provided examples of similar software simulation. Let me know if there was anything in particular you were wondering about that was not addressed in that thread.


Hahahaha... I was about to ask the same question. I do have some questions concerning the variables and triggers used for specific interactions if you don't mind Tim

Zhenyu He

Tim Buteyn said:

Sorry, I'm not able to supply the source files for that course, but I could help answer any questions. I saw another thread where people provided examples of similar software simulation. Let me know if there was anything in particular you were wondering about that was not addressed in that thread.


Hi, Tim

I am creating a course for salespeople and using screencast in Storyline. I am trying to make the recorded screen more readible. My storysize is 880x660. After I imported the screencast, the slides that were inserted turned out not as readible as I expected. Do you have any tips for me?

Thanks!

Zhenyu

Tim Buteyn

General rule of thumb for inserting screen captures (especially screen recordings with text on them) is to try and keep them as close to the original size as possible.

Think of how small and how few pixels make up the fonts in a typical computer application (like the ribbon text in MS Office applications). Scaling the screen down and loosing even just a few pixels off of the letters makes them look funky in a hurry.

Mahalia VanDeBerghe

I also had a question regarding this project - I am hoping to be able to create something similar, with a software simulation with the computer interface, and the fun gaming components. I'm unsure of how to add the simulations from the screen recording, and let the learners "try" in the step by step mode, as this project has done, while still being able to resize the screen recording so that it doesn't take up the entire slide. Is there a trick to this, or was the simulation done "manually" without inserting as try mode? Thanks for any help you can give me!

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Mahalia, 

This thread is a bit older - but when conducting a screen recording you'll have two initial options:

  • Insert as Video on a single slide (this option would allow you to resize it on the screen as a standard video)
  • Insert as a step by step interaction (this option sets the screen recording as a part of the slide background and it cannot be resized)

If you're using a "try" mode recording and you don't want it to take up the entire slide, you'll want to record it at a smaller size than your story size, so that it's then centered in the slide. There isn't a way to move it or modify it's overall size, as all the triggers, captions, hotspots, etc. are already included and not being able to move or modify the screen recording image ensure all these items stay in the correct spot. 

You may want to read more about screen recordings here.