A popular support question and forum topic is “How can I add a tooltip in my training content or allow my users to mouse over a picture or object for more info?”
When you combine Presenter and SnagIt, you can.
First, take a look at my example to see what’s possible:
Launch the presentation, then try mousing over people and objects in the photo. Try clicking some of the people and objects, and you’ll find that I also leveraged SnagIt’s link address feature when defining my hotspots.
Here’s how to create your own tooltips in Presenter by leveraging SnagIt hotspots:
Part 1: Capture Your Image & Define Hotspots in SnagIt
First you’ll want to get your hotspot-enabled image ready for import into Presenter:
- Use SnagIt to capture your image (or open your existing image in SnagIt Editor).
- In the Tasks toolbar, click the Links/Hotspots option under Action.
- Select your shape & indicate your hotspot location on your image.
- Enter your desired tool tip, popup text (or image), and select your optional mouse hover highlight color.
- Save your image as a Flash (.SWF) file (if you started with an existing image in a different format, SnagIt will prompt you to convert to SWF when you save).
Tip: If you want your image to fill the entire slide in your course, set the dimensions to 720×540, which is the slide area in PowerPoint.
(Geetesh also has detailed steps on creating hotspots in SnagIt.)
Part 2: Save Your Image as Flash & Insert in Presenter
Now that you’ve defined your hotspots in SnagIt, it’s time to convert it to Flash and bring it into your Presenter course.
- Create a new or open an existing PowerPoint file.
- In PowerPoint, go to Articulate -> Insert Flash Movie.
- On Step 3 of the Flash Movie Wizard, select the option to Play Flash movie after slide has begun (as you should always do for click and explore movies).
- Complete the Wizard & publish your course via Articulate -> Publish.
Join the discussion in the forums.
By the way, make sure you’re not using SnagIt 8.2.0 or Flash hotspots won’t work (it was addressed in 8.2.1).
[ See also: How to Create Tooltips in Presenter with Engage ]