Last week I taught you how easy it is add a hyperlink to caption text in Adobe Captivate. This week, let's tackle object hyperlinks.
First of all, keep in mind that any interactive object can take a learner to a website. Interactive objects include, but aren't limited to, click boxes, buttons, text entry boxes, and smart shapes (assuming the smart shape is being used as a button).
To insert an interactive object, click Interactions on the Main toolbar. In this example, I'm going to use a Button.
With the object selected, go to the Properties Inspector and select the Actions tab. From the On Success drop-down menu, choose Open URL or file.
Select Web Page from the Link To drop-down menu and then type in the web address. And just like I mentioned last week when creating a text hyperlink, prior to clicking the OK button, visit the drop-down menu to the right of the web address. Select New from the list of options. (This will ensure that the page that appears after the learner clicks is a new page or tab, rather than a page that replaces the current lesson.)
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I am working in Captivate 7 and have tried click boxes, buttons, hyperlink tools, adding websites to trusted pages, copying over power points with hyperlinks and still nothing will work once I publish my file.
Posted by: Penne Morgan | May 27, 2015 at 10:27 AM
Try uploading your lesson to a web server and test the links from there. It's a documented issue that testing web links locally doesn't work.
Posted by: Kevin Siegel | May 27, 2015 at 12:26 PM