You can configure the following Player options that are in effect whenever you preview the Player modes from the Developer. This allows you to preview topics directly from the Developer in a Player environment that emulates what your users experience when they play your content from their Player environment. These options are also used as the defaults when you publish a Player package for the first time; however, you can also override these options from the Publishing Wizard.
Convert screenshots to 256 colors: Reduces the number of colors used in the screenshots, which therefore reduces the size of the published topics and improves the playback speed.
Create links for backward compatibility: If you have created web pages or HTML links to content from a previous version, use this option to generate a folder structure that will allow you to keep the existing links without needing to update them. After you publish, open the folder in which you published the content and rename the Linked_folders directory to match the name of the application folder from the previous version. For example, in a previous version, you published a Player package for the WordPad application. Within that Player package, there is a folder called WordPad, in which all the content is located. If you convert that title to the current version and republish it to a Player package using the backward compatibility option, you would rename the Linked_folders folder to WordPad. The pages within this folder will redirect your existing links appropriately into the new content structure.
Note: If you want to use this option, the module names in the content you publish MUST be unique, as the module name is used to determine the folder name.
Include HTML Web Site: You can choose to include the HTML Web Site format when you publish to the Player. The HTML format is contained in a folder called html within the PlayerPackage folder. If this folder is present, the HTML Web Site format will launch if a user has a browser that is not supported by the Player.
Create zip file from published Player package: You can create a zip file of the Player package in the published content folder. The zip file is created at the same level as the PlayerPackage folder. This option is helpful if you want to import the content into an LMS.
Include Test It! mode: This option adds Test It! mode to the Player. Test It! mode is used to guide a tester through a test case and record the steps that are used to create a Test Document used in bug reporting. Test It! mode is launched from kp.html. When Test It! mode is included, all topics are published, no matter what other modes are enabled.
Sound: By default (Medium), sound files are included in any of the Player formats at the medium playback quality. You can select one of three sound playback quality settings; Low (5.5 kHz), Medium (11 kHz), or High (22 kHz). Medium produces sound files (.FLV) in the published output roughly double that of the Low setting. High produces published sound files (.FLV) roughly double that of the Medium setting. Sound playback can be excluded by changing the setting to None.
Format for Print It! mode: If you enable Print It! mode for topics using the Play Modes property, you can use this option to determine which document style is included when you publish formats that support Print It! mode. Choose "none" if you do not want publish Print It! mode (even when this mode has been enabled for topics). By default, Job Aid, System Process and Test Document are the only options for Print It! mode. However, the Training Guide and Instructor Guide can appear as choices by editing the Style.xml file for the appropriate publishing project document. If you want a publishing style to appear as a choice, modify the PrintItStyle Setting of the Style.xml file to have a value of 1.
Marquee color: Set the color for the action area (or highlight) that appears in See It!, Try It! and Do It! modes.
Play audio: You can set how audio plays on the Player. The All available sound option (default) plays any available sound files during playback. The Keyboard and mouse clicks options play only keyboard and mouse clicks sounds during playback in See It! mode. These sounds are FLV files, delivered in the Audio folder of published content, that play automatically when keyboard and mouse clicks occur in See It! mode playback. The No Sound option disables sound during playback. The user must have Flash 9.0 or greater installed to play sound in the Player.
Show introduction text: This option controls whether the Introduction frame appears when a topic is played in the Player. Select this option to show the Introduction frame as the first frame during playback and deselect it to suppress the frame.
Enable users to change their Player preferences: If you enable this option, the Player will include a Preferences link that enables any user to change the settings. If you disable this option, the Preferences link does not appear in the Player.
Enable skipping in Try It! mode: Select this option to enable the user to advance to the next step in Try It! mode by pressing Enter instead of performing the action in the bubble.
Enable Direct Do It!: When a user launches Player content in a context-sensitive manner from a target or web application and only one topic is returned, the topic is automatically launched in Do It! mode when this option is on. Note that the topic must also be configured for Do It mode using the Play modes property. You can close Direct Do It and display the full TOC with the View Outline link on the Action menu.
Key combination for advancing in Do It! mode: Configure a key combination for advancing to the next step in Do It! mode.
Default play mode: This option controls the default mode launched when double clicking on a topic in the outline.
Enable the forward and backward outline navigation buttons: This option places navigational arrows in the outline of the Player. Use these arrows to move up and down the outline.