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Use the Playback section of Interaction Properties in Engage ’09 to specify playback preferences for your interaction.

To manage Playback properties:

  1. Click Interaction Properties on the Engage ’09 toolbar.
  2. Select the Playback tab from the left-hand list of options (default when opening Interaction Properties the first time).
  3. Specify preferences from the below options:
    • Interactive Mode (not available for Media Tour or Guided Image): This mode allows the person viewing the published output to control the order and the pace by clicking the different steps, segments, or events.
      • The Show previous/next buttons option will determine if the user sees the Previous/Next buttons in the output. If this options is unchecked, the user can still navigate the interaction by clicking the steps or segments directly instead of clicking the buttons.
      • If checked, the Show start tip option shows a popup hint window and points at the Next button after the default display time has expired. The popup will only show up on the first step of the interaction. You can edit the text to change the default instructions ("Click next to continue").  [Video Tutorial]
    • Linear Mode: This mode allows the person viewing the published output to control the pace but is forced to progress through the interaction in a specific order. If checked, the Show start tip option shows a popup hint window and points at the Next button after the default display time has expired. The popup will only show up on the first step of the interaction. You can edit the text to change the default instructions ("Click next to continue").
    • Presentation Mode: This mode will advance the interaction automatically step by step and will not allow the user to control the pace or order. The time interval is set in seconds and is a global setting for all steps. To change the default display time, simply change the number in the control directly below the Presentation radio button. Note: Audio and video time will override the default display time. In presentation mode the step will not advance automatically until the audio or video has finished.
    • Segment Order (Circle Diagram and Pyramid Diagram only): These options will determine the default display order of the Pyramid or Circle segments. By default, the display order for a Circle diagram is from the center outwards in a clockwise fashion, and for a Pyramid interaction is from top to bottom and left to right. This default display order can easily be changed and will affect the order the segments will be displayed in Presentation mode as well as the order the segment displays if the viewer clicks the Next/Previous buttons.
  4. Click OK to save your changes, or Cancel to exit without saving.