Smart Shape Buttons

In addition to the regular button styles available in Captivate, you can turn a smart shape into a button. This gives you the flexibility to add interactivity to any kind of shape, not just rectangles with text in them.

Insert a Smart Shape

  1. Click the Shapes button on the toolbar.
  2. Select a type of shape.
    Insert a Smart Shape
  3. Click and drag to draw the shape on the stage.
    Insert a Smart Shape

The shape is inserted, and now we can turn it into a button.

Convert a Smart Shape into a Button

  1. Select a shape.
  2. Check the Usage as Button checkbox on the Properties panel.
    Convert a Smart Shape into a Button

The Actions tab now appears between the Style and Options tabs, indicating that it's now working as a button that you can assign an action to.

Assign an Action

  1. Select the smart shape button.
  2. Click the Actions tab.
    Assign an Action
  3. Click the On Success menu arrow.
  4. Select an action.
    Assign an Action

You can also customize this shape's other properties here, just like a normal button, including adding a shortcut key, toggling a hand cursor, or disabling the click sound.

Edit Smart Shape Button States

  1. Select the smart shape button.
  2. Click the State View button.
    Edit Smart Shape Button States
  3. Click a button state.
  4. Edit a button state's formatting.
  5. Click the Exit State button.
    Edit Smart Shape Button States

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