The first step to create good-looking eLearning content is to create good-looking course assets, and buttons are an integral part of it. So, let’s see how we can dress up Captivate buttons and make them look pretty!
A lot of button images come packaged with Adobe Captivate. But if you want to get creative in how the buttons should look like, here’s the way to go!
It’s just a three step process to add custom buttons to your courses:
- Create button graphics in ‘x_up’, ‘x_over’ and ‘x_down’ states. You can have the same button saved with these three names, or you can change some properties of the image like color, effects, etc. and save it as different version.
- Insert Image button in Captivate and browse to the button image you created.
- Adjust the location and size of the button on the screen.
Here’s a screen full of custom buttons… I’ve used stock images from Fotolia to create these buttons.
Let me show you a demo on how I created the page curl button and then you can try the rest.
Want to be more creative with the buttons? Check out Allen’s blog post on Custom Adobe Captivate 5 Buttons with Sounds.