Recently at DevLearn 2012 I coached some Captivate users for Advanced actions in a preconf workshop. Besides a cookbook, which I will not publish publicly, I also offered them a table describing all available statements in the Advanced Actions dialog box. The list with system variables has been explained in a previous article, with a link for a free download of that list. This post will describe the Statements list that you will also be able to download for free at the end.
The list with statements has 4 columns
- Statement: as it appears in the dropdown list of the first column in advanced actions, I used the same sequence as provided there. Sometimes statements will be greyed out in the list because they are not available in that situation.
- Explanation: trying to explain what exactly is the meaning of the statement
- Comments: has more explanation, warnings and tips about the statement
Simple action?: shows if the statement is also available as simple action in the action accordion for an event; some are only available for certain events, which explains the subdivision of this column in:
- On Enter (slide event)
- On Exit (slide event)
- Object (Success or Last Attempt for an interactive object)
I added a small table on page 2 with actions that are only available as simple actions, and not in the dropdown list for advanced actions. If you do not understand the comment about 'No action' (last line), please watch this video about the difference between a simple and an advanced action.
I posted the pdf on acrobat.com; use this link to download your free copy. Would love to see your comments.