Allow ‘Add an Image’ popup window to be resized to accommodate large thumbnail Explorer view options
Ability to filter publish window to show only errors – often having to hunt through pages and pages of publish messages to find one or two red error lines
Ability to resize multiple selected objects at once
More granular MoveTo/transition speed sliders – ability to enter a numerical % would be amazing!
Some kind of timeline view like Flash / AfterEffects that allows you to scrub back/forth through animated elements rather than trying to time with hardcoded delays (a big ask, I know)
Improvements to ‘Convert to Image’ – has been raised often but would be great if this offered very high resolution PNG conversion, suitable for text
Automatically swap (C), (R), and (TM) for trademark symbols – as in Office etc.
Allow multiple variables to be selected in Variable Manager for deletion, rather than deleting one-by-one
Filter for Title Explorer where you can type an object name and only matches are shown (could also be implemented for variable/object drop-down lists – would be great to type into these and have the list filtered down)
Tie object names to action names – so On MouseClick > Show > Element1 would name the action OnMClickShow_Element1 or similar
Remove focus on selected object when hidden – if I select multiple objects on the canvas then hide one in the Title Explorer tree, moving the visible object will also move the hidden one.
Checkbox options to find and replace within Page, Chapter or Entire Title – rather than only searching through the entire title
Move Publish Strings options from Lectora Preferences to Publish Options – currently painful to switch publish string languages at a global level before publishing (sometimes forgetting to change it, can become time-consuming when batch publishing many courses to multiple languages)
I think what Zachary is referring to is Illustrator’s ability to align to a ‘key object’ (as in attached screenshot).
Once you’ve selected your objects to be aligned, you can click one again to specify a key object (shown by a bold border). Then when you hit any of the align keys, the second object will be aligned in relation to the key.
This would be super handy in Lectora, as it’s hard to tell which object will be moved to align to the other, or whether both will move and meet each other in the middle – can make it very difficult to center objects on a background element (like a carousel card) as often the object you want to align to will move as well!
It would be awesome to have some kind of Reddit-like feature request tracker where users (longtime and otherwise) could submit and vote on feature requests, and get live tracking on status and resolution: https://featureupvote.com/
There’s so much to be gained by really opening up the dialogue channels between users and developers – particularly those users who are digging through the nitty-gritty of the software and running up against quirks, bugs and other shortcomings on a more than daily basis.
I’m no software dev (in practice – I did study it) but the L18 changelist seems arse-about and I feel some easy “quick wins” were overlooked. I don’t care about things like audio waveforms or stock buttons – for me it’s all about usability and efficiency. I wanna spend less time grappling with tools and more time pumping out great learning content.
(I’m also never going to use pre-packaged templates or stock assets, and someone please take my job away from me if I ever use one of those dorky cut-out characters in a course… with extremely cheap access to resources like VectorStock and NounProject they just don’t stack up anymore.)
I am a one-man development band spanning a heap of tools and Lectora is by FAR the weakest link in my workflow from a UX and efficiency perspective.
This makes me extremely sad due to Lectora’s incredible potential to create heavy-hitting bespoke courseware… but reality bites and I can only spend so many hours in a day wrangling with seriously elementary UX issues that have no clear roadmap to ever being resolved.
For now I’ve got no reason to upgrade to the newest version, and am starting to explore other options. A real shame when there is such a wealth of on-the-ground user knowledge and feedback to be reaped here.
In the meantime, you can see whether an action has a condition or not in the Action Pane (View > Action Pane). It’s not perfect as you need to select the object in question to see the actions attached, but it may help.
When you create a new Test object, Lectora will generate a new variable to track the score (see attached screenshot) – once the ‘Done’ button is clicked, the test will be processed and the learner’s score will be written to that variable.