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Linky Tab: open URL from Articulate Tab

Submitted by Kingsley πŸ‘‘ on Thu, 02/04/2010 - 16:21

I got a request recently...

"Hi James, Quick question – is it possible to add an Articulate toolbar item that simply opens up a formatted HTML page in a new browser window?"

So I thought of a solution that would be easy for you the user to customize.

Download the free version here: linkyTab Or purchase the full version from eLearningEnhanced.com

Watch the screenr to see how it works and the difference between full and free versions.

$8 Articulate Skin vs. $2K Skin

Submitted by Kingsley πŸ‘‘ on Thu, 01/21/2010 - 16:31

Recently a few questions have arisen about the differences between the skin I offer for 8 dollars and my custom skins. Specifically, β€œWhy does a custom skin cost up to $2,000 when that other one is so inexpensive?” It’s a valid question that deserves a comprehensive answer
First, keep in mind most of my skins are well below 2K. It all depends on what you ask for.

Some things you get with a custom skin.

Pause Articulate when links open [free file]

Submitted by Kingsley πŸ‘‘ on Tue, 01/12/2010 - 12:16

The Problem:
When a user follows a link your Articulate presentation your presentation keeps playing in the background.
The Solution:
Over ride Articulate's function for opening URLs with the following code.
_global.my_pptHyperUrl = function(theurl){
getURL(theurl, "arttpopper");
_level0.ArtAPI.Pause()
}
_level44.pptHyperUrl = _global.my_pptHyperUrl

Try it here Right click and save this link to get the swf Save SWF

Inject code into Articulate via null.swf

Submitted by Kingsley πŸ‘‘ on Thu, 01/07/2010 - 15:50

Sometimes when I need to get some code into Articulate early in a presentations life cycle I hijack the null.swf file. Articulate seems to use this file as a place holder for swfs it may or may not load later. The null.swf itself really doesnt have any AS code in it so it's a good place to play.
Keep in mind it gets loaded more then once so you may need to build some checks into your code to make sure you dont repeat yourself.

Here is an example of 'security' using this file. Let's say I wanted to make sure my courses where only run off my own site I could use this:

My Articulate 2010 Wish List

Submitted by Kingsley πŸ‘‘ on Tue, 12/22/2009 - 09:34

Articulate is an awesome product with a great community behind it. Additionally their support rocks. But we should all challenge ourselves to be better.

Having spent a few years using Articulate, and the last year really digging deep into it, I have come up with a few items I would love to see in the next version of Articulate. Feel free to add your wishes via comments.