Create certificates, transcripts, guides and job aids with the Learner’s custom information. Add a company logo, watermark, or a certificate image. Dynamically export Quiz, System, and User variables tailoring the content to your students. When the button is pressed, the Learner is prompted to save the PDF to their computer. This widget was made with the awesome WidgetFactory Framework and the AlivePDF library.Live Demo
How Does It Work?
You, the Captivate Developer, design the layout of the PDF in the Editor. Add formatted text and insert Quiz, System, or User variables that will be output at runtime. Quickly and easily insert your variables using the “Insert Captivate Variable” dropdown provided. Add quiz results with all the associated variables just by clicking the “Insert Quiz Results” button. To add hyperlinks, just type out the URL and they will be active links inside the PDF. You have full control to tailor the PDF for the Learner.
- Adobe Captivate 6.0
- Publish for Flash Player 10.2 or above
- Watch the Screencast above
- Supports only one image, but that image can be added to every page such as a header logo or a watermark. PNG, GIF and JPG files are supported. Image transparency is not supported, however, the image is inserted as a background so all text will by overlaid on top of the image.
- Supports one Font for the whole document and there are 3 types to choose from: Helvetica/Arial, Courier, and Times Roman.
- Made to work with .swf/.htm web projects. It will work inside of a windows .exe file but it has not been tested with MAC .app projectors.
- URL hyperlinks that wrap lines will not function. If you have a URL that long, use a URL shortening service to get your hyperlink to fit on one line.
- Not compatible with Captivate HTML5 published output.
Try Before You Buy
The trial will display the CaptivateDev.com logo and a red “Trial Version“ in your project. Otherwise, it is a fully functioning trial.Download Trial
Screencast: Creating Transcripts
Screencast: Creating Certificates
Enhancements over the Captivate 5.x Version
- Images are no longer external, but chosen from the Captivate Library. This allows for easier testing and deployment.
- Records not only the answer (A, B, C), but also the answer text (A-Red, B-Blue, C-Purple) for all question types.
- No longer have to save off quiz answers using the cpQuizInfoAnswerChoice variable. The widget automatically saves quiz answers which you can use in your PDF as variables: $$QuizAnswer1$$, $$QuizAnswer2$$, etc…
- Reports “Skipped” if the question was skipped over by the Learner.
- Will accurately report partial answers to matching questions. If the Learner only matched two items out of five, the remaining three will be marked “Skipped”.
- The cpQuizInfoPassFail variable will report “Passed” or “Failed” vs. true / false.
- Hot Spot answers now report “Incorrect” or “Correct” vs ”-1″ or “0″.
Q: I inserted a variable but only 15 characters are showing up in the PDF. Why?
A: Captivate’s default character limit for variables is 15. To make this higher, insert a text caption with a variable as the text. Make sure to set the “Maximum Length” to something reasonable. You can delete the text caption. This “exercise” internally configures Captivate to expand the character limit. After this, the variable will fully output inside the PDF.
Q: When I output my PDF, all the text is bunched up and squished. How do I fix this?
A: Increase the “Document Line Height” property on the “Document Properties” tab.
Q: The line breaks on my PDF are HUGE! There is too much space between lines. How can I shorten them?
A: Decrease the “Document Line Height” property on the “Document Properties” tab.
Q: I inserted a logo at the top of the page, but the text is on top of my logo. How do I move the text down?
A: Use the “Text Y-Offset from Top of Page” property on the “Document Properties” tab. If you’ve added the logo to every page, this setting will work for all pages.
Q: I want to insert a line break “</br>” in my PDF instead of using the <P> paragraph tags. When I edit the HTML markup and insert </br> tags, it converts then to paragraph marks. How can I insert a true line break?
A: Great question and there are two camps of thought here. The widget converts the HTML markup you put into the editor and translates that into PDF markup at runtime. One line of thought is to simply use <P> paragraph tags and then decrease the “Document Line Height” property in the Widget’s “Document Properties” tab so that they look like true line breaks. This works well if you don’t have text with a variety of disparaging font sizes. The other line of thought is to use SHIFT + ENTER to insert a true </br> tag. So your text will look like this in the Editor: line one</br>line two</br>line three. When the PDF is generated, it will look like this: line one line two line three
Q: I want to copy and paste my editor text into a new instance of a widget. How do I do that?
A: From the editor, click the “<HTML>” button to view the HTML code. Right-click and select all, then copy the HTML code. Then view the HTML code in your new instance and right-click and select all, then paste.
- 6.0 – Initial Release
- 6.1 – fixed $$CorrectAnswer$$ variables not updating on quiz retakes
- 6.22 – widget now works with the Captivate update to 184.108.40.206
- 6.3.1 (March 28, 2013) – Widget works with Captivate 6.1.x and now supports the submit all quiz feature.