At this point, we know how to add new slides to our Captivate 8 project. We can also modify the elements on those slides. We can add images and shapes, we can change the text on the slides, and even add buttons, as well as changing the slide duration or pausing slides, so that we can control how our users move throughout our learning process. Let's go ahead and wrap some of those skills together and finish off the landing page or the home page. If you're just joining us, we're using the WrappingupStarting file That's in Chapter 2 of the exercise folders. I also have open the FinalProject which is in the root Exercise folder File.
Here, if I take a look at the opening page, I can see that it's quite different from what we currently have. I see that freshman orientation needs to be quite a bit bigger. We're going to add the university logo back in, and then we'll take some of the text and format it. We also have a place for the user to enter their name as they start the presentation. We'll come to these text boxes a little bit later on. But right now, let's see if we can go ahead and use all the skills that we've done to finish up the slide. I'm going to come back to the wrappingupstarting presentation, and the first thing I'm going deal with is the text that says Freshman Orientation. We'll start by selecting the text and then scrolling down on the properties menu until we see the text size. I'm going to go and change the text to 72. Now you'll notice that it's actually getting cut off a little bit on the bottom, so I'll need to use the anchor handles to make this a little bit wider, and I'm going to go ahead and shrink in this text box so that it fits it perfectly. The next and final thing I'll do is just make it centered in the page, so that it's kind of the prominent thing in the page that we see when we first open up the slide.
I also have this Summer Training Session and the Please Complete Prior to Arriving this Fall. Again, I'm going to select Summer Training Session, and then just shrink its text box down. You'll notice that I grabbed the center anchor and it's trying to make the text box smaller as I shrink it. And that's okay. I can go and bring it to where I'd like it, and then grab the bottom one and make it a little bit taller. Although if you want to avoid the height changing as you change the width, you can also use one of the corner anchor boxes which allow you to move around freely without trying to keep the same ratios. With this text selected, I'm going to hold down the shift key and I'm going to select the caption text right below it.
Now that I have both selected, I can click and drag and move both of them at the same time into the position I'd like them to be which is towards the bottom of the page. The last thing that we're going to do for this slide is we're going to add an image to it. Now prior we've gone up to image and we've selected image and then found it in our harddrive. But we've already added the logo image. Here in the second slide, we have the Orange Valley University logo that's already added. Because of that, the image will now appear in our library. Next to the properties button in the upper right hand corner, let's go and select Library.
As I take a look at this, anything that I've added into a presentation is automatically pulled into the library. As I scroll down,here I can find the Orange Valley University logo. All I have to do from the image library is simply click and hold and drag it into my project. Once I release it, I can go ahead and position it into place, so there with just a few clicks of the mouse, we've created our title slide. Now one thing that we've not dealt with is how we're going to move from the title slide to the next slide, and that's because we have that text box where the user can type in their name. We'll take care of that in a later video
- Choosing a project layout
- Applying and changing themes
- Adding text, media, and shapes
- Inserting interactive elements and widgets
- Adding audio and video
- Adding closed captions to video
- Using responsive templates, text, and images
- Accessing elearning
- Creating software simulations
- Publishing a Captivate project