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    I can’t believe Lectora 12 doesn’t have a visited state for buttons. Am I wrong? Storyline has this and clients now expect a gray button after it has been clicked. The disable state doesn’t fit this need as the learner cannot go back and revisit the link if the button is disabled.

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    Sounds like a nice idea.

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    Agreed, @shanwoman & Sergey. Right now, in almost every Lectora course we build, I have to manually account for a “visited” state using some combination of show/hide, changeContents, or some other Lectora sorcery.

    It’d be nice to have this as a fifth button state to avoid that extra work in the pipeline.

    In the meantime, I’d be happy to share some of my workarounds with you, @shanwoman, if you need ’em. 🙂

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    I’ll submit this as a feature request 🙂

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    Thanks, Adam. Yes, I’d love to hear about your workarounds. What I’ve been doing is using status indicators and creating a color and grayed out version of each image in Photoshop. But this means I can’t have a hover state. Also, if you use a shadow or any kind of effect on a status indicator image, it often means you won’t see a “hand cursor” when hovering over the image. Trivantis has identified this as a bug. What types of workarounds have you had success with?

    By the way, sorry for the long delay in replying. I had forgotten to check the box to be notified of replies to my post. Just now happened upon your reply. 🙂

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    How about this workaround:

    Add a button (it would be a checkmark) whose initial state would be hidden. After a button is clicked and the state changed to the clicked state, the hidden button would appear and be placed atop of the original button showing the user that this has been completed/viewed.

    Storyline does this same thing, but a bit easier.

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    Adam – please contact me to discuss your work arounds. david.mark@Maryland.gov

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    I have used a visited variable and then add to that each time button is clicked.

    I have created my own Button group for each state

    All buttons are groups

    [button Example]
    ___[Image Blue] – Normal State (Background of the button)
    ___[Image Gold] – Selected State (For when its active)
    ___[Image Grey] – Disable State
    ___[Clear with Tick] – Visited State
    ______Action: On Show Hide IF…(see below)
    ___[Text Box] – Button Text
    ___[Transparent Button] Normal: Empty 100 Opacity (Clear)
    _______________Down: Colour at 70 Opacity
    _______________Over: Colour at 40 Opacity
    ______Action: On_MClk_Goto…
    ______Action: On_MClk_Goto_ModVar_IF

    I have created a variable that will hold each visit. I called it ButtonVisited.

    So on each button I have Modify Var Action that added the <<CurrentPageName>>+”A” to the variable.

    Visited State image has on Show IF ButtonVisited does not contain <<CurrentPageName>>+”A“. Where A is button on this page.

    If you have more than one button it would be B and then C, (Sure you can see the pattern)

    Note: I always keep my page names to just numbers as you might run out of space for SCORM 1.2.

    Also you might ask why an image. Well each image is only 1 pixel by 1 pixel. This means that I can use the same image for button of any size!

    Well thats one way to do it till its a standard feature.

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    I’m back to using Lectora for a new project after being away for a year. I just downloaded 16.2 and can it be that this still has not been fixed by the fine folks at Trivantis? No visited state for buttons? Or am I missing something?

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    Certainly surprising that this hasn’t been included by default considering the major competitors in this space offer it.

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    Am just wondering about this myself, could anyone from Trivantis provide details?

     

    Thank you!

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    Go to this POST for a simple solution that provides zero graphic (no weight) buttons that can have a visited style. Very easy to do.

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    I’m looking for a ‘down’ state for buttons – one that remains after I move the mouse away. The same as a ‘visited’ state in other authoring tools.

    I’m using Lectora 17.1 and still only have 4 button states, including ‘down’ but this only appears while you hold the mouse click on the button, so I’m assuming ‘visited’ still requires a workaround?

    Cheers

    Amanda

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    There’s this:
    <http://www.apixel.com/atelier/page05t.htm&gt;
    which mimics Captivate’s smart shape object, allowing you to create buttons with “visited” states in Lectora. It’s based on JavaScript but it doesn’t look difficult to use.

     

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