ELB Animated Office Environment

Every month, we include a giveaway in our eNewsletter—the Fab Freebie. For the June Fab Freebie, we built an animated office environment using images from the eLearning Brothers stock library. Download the Lectora 12 library object to use it in your own course!

To use a Lectora Desktop Library Object (.awo), simply drag and drop the .awo file into the open Lectora application and it will expand in the Title Explorer of the current title automatically.

For more information about using, saving, reusing, and sharing Lectora Library Objects for both Lectora Desktop and Lectora Online, see this article from the Knowledge Base.


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Additional files: ELB_Environment_Build

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  1. Profile photo of Jurg van der Vlies
    Jurg van der Vlies

    The colour change on the computer screen is a great addition. But the downloaded Lectora file doesn’t show how you made the screen change colour. Can you reveal the secret?

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      Wendy Miller Post author

      Hi Jurg,

      It is not a secret at all and really quite easy to do. There is a Group object called “colors” that contains 7 differently colored rectangles layered on top of one another. Each of those rectangles has a Fade transition applied to it and an OnShowShow action attached to it that shows the next rectangle in the group after a 1 second delay. The last rectangle in the group (Rectangle purple) has two actions attached to it. OnShowHide hides the entire “colors” group and then OnShowShow starts the cycle over again by showing the first rectangle (Rectangle pink). And it just continues to cycle through the 7 colors over and over again like that! 🙂

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    Laura Gillenwater

    When click the Download Lectora File button, all I get is an html page full of code in my browser…nothing downloads. If I right-click on the button and select “Save Target As,” it wants to save an .htm file.

    What am I doing wrong? How can I download this freebie?

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      Wendy Miller Post author

      Hi Laura,

      My guess is that you are using Internet Explorer for your browser. We seem to be having issues when trying to download certain file types in that browser. If at all possible, can you try a different browser? The downloads seem to work fine in FireFox, Chrome, and Safari. I apologize for the inconvenience.

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        Laura Gillenwater

        Yes – I was using IE. Switched over to Chrome and that did the trick. Thanks! 🙂

        Also glad to see you now have an alternative way of doing the download (with the zip file), since many companies (like mine, technically) only officially allow one browser and it’s often IE.

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    Wendy Miller Post author

    I’ve added an alternate zipped version of the Library Object .awo file to this post for those of you who may be having issues downloading the .awo file directly. Please see the ELB_Environment_Build button beneath the image.

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      LaToya Smith

      Thank you so much for the zipped file version, it made the download process much easier.

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    Sarah Dampier

    Wendy, my organization uses the desktop software version of Lectora (v12).
    How can I use freebies?
    The downloadable file posted here is an .awo and will not open as a .awt within my version of Publisher.

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      Wendy Miller Post author

      Hi Sarah,

      A .awo file is a Lectora Library Object. Rather than double-clicking on it , drag and drop it into your open Lectora application and it will expand in the Title Explorer automatically.

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