Menu Wizard | KCWebPlaza

By: Kcwebplaza  09-12-2011

The Menu Wizard is a 3rd-party software product that integrates directly into Adobe Captivate movies. The Menu Wizard is a Flash movie that provides a dynamic menu - a series of buttons that navigates to slides you specify within your published Adobe Captivate movies. The Menu Wizard can dramatically improve the usability of your movies for end-users!

The Menu Wizard is useful within all types of Captivate movies including software demonstrations, interactive simulations, soft skills, quizzes, Power Point imported content, and branching.

The Menu Wizard was specifically developed to work with Adobe Captivate versions 2 and 3. We have carefully programmed all the files with the proper technical code, structure, and references to integrate directly with a published Adobe Captivate movie.

During installation the Menu Wizard application files are copied into the default location of My Documents/My Adobe Captivate Projects/Menu Wizard. During installation, you can select an alternative location. The Menu Wizard requires end-users to have the Flash version 9.x browser plugin.

Basic Workflow

Using the Menu Wizard is easy. Here's the basic steps for integrating the Menu Wizard with any Adobe Captivate project:


Customizing the Menu Wizard's Appearance

The Menu Wizard includes many options to control the content, location, and appearance. You can edit the following elements:

General  
  Horizontal and Vertical orientation
  Location (x,y) within the Captivate movie.
  Transparency (0-100%)
  Drop Shadow
Buttons  
  Title of each menu item
  The Captivate slide number each button navigates to
  Size (width & height)
  Background color - Up state
  Background color - Over state
  Border color
  Border width
Text  
  Font
  Font size
  Font color - Up state
  Font color - Over state
Header  
  Font
  Font size
  Font color
  Background color


Example Movies

Why Use the Menu Wizard?

 

Adobe's Menu

Menu Wizard

Number of movies possible in a Captivate movie

1

unlimited

Location options

Top left, Top center, Top right

Any x,y coordinates

Vertical and Horizontal layouts?

Vertical Only

Vertical and Horizontal

Adjust Transparency

No

Yes

Change to menu requires republishing Captivate?

Yes

No

Use any font for button text?

Yes

Yes

Specify width/height of menu/buttons

No

Yes

Adjust Border Color

No

Yes

Adjust Border Size

No

Yes

Drop Shadow

Always visible

Visible or hidden

Font choices for menu items

Any font available

Any font available

Control background color of Header (menu title)

No

Yes

Control text color of Header (menu title)

Yes

Yes

Adjust text color of "over state" for menu items

No

Yes

Use different font for header and button text?

No

Yes

Use different font size for header and button text?

No

Yes

General Visibility

Menu expands on mouse over of header

Menu always expanded

Header (menu title)

Always visible

Visible or hidden


Installation

The Menu Wizard is distributed as a software installation package (setup.exe compiled using InstallShield 2008). The following components are included in the installation:

Files  
 
  .HTML, .SWF, .XML, .JS - all the necessary technical files
Shortcuts  
  Within the Start Menu, you'll have easy reference to the:
  Instruction Guide - (see above)
  Support Web site - go directly to support information for product
  Uninstall


Compatibility

  • The Menu Wizard is compatible with Adobe Captivate 2 and 3.
  • The product will NOT be updated for Captivate version 4 and 5.

Purchase - $44.95

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The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011


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