Navigation

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When you open the Player Templates dialog, the Navigation section is the second tab on the left. Details of this section are below. When you close the Player Template, the last-viewed section will be shown the next time you open it.

Elements of the Navigation Section:

The elements of the Navigation section of the Player Template Builder are below. Use the drop-down menu or checkbox next to each element to determine the behavior or if this element should be available in your player template.

Navigation:

  • User navigation is: Select the drop-down menu option that describes desired user navigation.
    • Free - user can view slides in any order: The user is free to view the slides in any order.
    • Restricted - user can view only current and previous slides: The user can only view slides that have been previously viewed.
    • Locked - user cannot change slides: The user cannot change slides - all slides are viewed in order.

  • Navigation Tabs: Select the checkbox corresponding to 1 or more tabs you’d like to display in your sidebar; define the starting tab and whether to automatically scroll tabs.
    • Outline tab: Display/hide the outline of slide titles. By default, this is the starting tab.
    • Thumbnails tab: Display/hide the thumbnails tab.
    • Notes tab: Display/hide the presenter notes tab.  [Video Tutorial]
    • Search tab: Display/hide the search tab.
    • Set order of tabs: Highlight a tab name and use the up/down arrows to move the tab corresponding to the location in which you would like it to appear. For example, the tab in the top position will appear as the first tab on the left in the Articulate Player, and the tab in the bottom position will appear as the last tab on the right.
    • Set As Starting Tab: Highlight a tab name and click this button to make it the active tab when your presentation or e-learning course is viewed in the Articulate Player.
    • Automatically scroll navigation to keep up with presentation: Whether or not the slide navigation should automatically scroll to display slide titles corresponding to the current slide being viewed.  [Video Tutorial]

Levels:

  • Behavior: Select the drop-down menu option that describes desired level expansion settings. These settings are only relevant if your presentation or e-learning course contains more than 1 level, as defined in Slide Properties.
    • Expand level when the user is inside level: Automatically expands sub-levels when the user reaches the first sub-level beneath the parent slide.
    • Expand level when the user reaches heading: Automatically expands sub-levels when the user reaches the parent slide.
    • Don’t automatically expand level: Sub-level slides are displayed in the slide area, but the titles are not automatically shown in the navigation; the user has to manually expand the level to view the sub-level slides.

  • Restrictions: Select the drop-down menu option that describes desired level expansion restrictions. These settings are only relevant if your presentation or e-learning course contains more than 1 level, as defined in Slide Properties.
    • Only expand once the user is inside the level: User can manually expand levels only when viewing sub-levels of a parent level.
    • Only expand after the user reaches heading: User can manually expand levels only when viewing the parent level.
    • Levels can be expanded at any time: User can manually expand levels any time during playback.