Everyone loves rollover buttons, right? I know I do. In fact I often lose my time playing with interesting and exaggerated rollovers. Years ago, before I knew “better,” I’d challenge my teammates to see who could create the most unique, animated buttons for our e-learning courses. Fun times.
If you’re creating rapid e-learning in PowerPoint and Presenter, then you probably know rollover triggers aren’t currently supported. But that’s okay. Like most things in e-learning development, there are workarounds.
If you know how to create basic Flash buttons and add ActionScript to keyframes, you’ll have no trouble creating the buttons.
Flash buttons in Articulate Presenter
Take a look at this demo to get an idea of the final effect. The buttons were created in Flash and inserted into PowerPoint from the Articulate menu. The process is the same as inserting any other movie.
- Because Flash buttons link to slide numbers and not slide titles, you’ll have to update your Flash code if you add or delete slides from your presentation.
- Presenter remembers the path to your published Flash files. This is great for when you make updates to Flash (links, buttons) but don’t want to re-insert .swf files back into PowerPoint. Just re-publish your Presenter course and Presenter will update with your latest Flash .swf files. Here’s a screencast on the process.
Source files and community thread:
To comment, ask questions and download the source files, please visit this thread in Articulate’s community.