In Adobe Captivate, dialog boxes can appear that require the learner to click something (such as an OK button). These dialog boxes, which aren't created by the Captivate developer and are instead created automatically by Captivate when the project is published, are known as Runtime Dialogs.
For instance, the dialog box shown below is an example of a Runtime Dialog box. A learner will see this dialog box if a quiz has Captivate's Submit All feature enabled and the learner clicks Submit All prior to answering all of quiz questions.
I think you will agree that the dialog box isn't the most attractive thing in the world. Wouldn't it be nice if you had control, at least to some extent, over how it looked? Oh but of course you do... choose Edit > Object Style Manager. From the left side of the dialog box, click Runtime Dialog. (Go ahead, admit it, you've got mad skills in Captivate and have edited Object Styles before... but goodness, this is the first time you've noticed the Runtime Dialog option.)
At the right side of the dialog box, you'll have access to several options including Background and Button Fill colors, Text color, and more. There are also a few Font Settings that will allow you to change the Font and Font Style.
And that's it... click the OK button to close the Object Styles Manager. The next time a learner sees dialog boxes, they'll follow your edited style.
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