By default, custom text is set to appear in See It!, Try It!, and Do It! modes. This applies to text for the Introduction and End frames as well. You can specify the play modes in which the custom text appears. For example, for certain frames, you may find that the custom text is inappropriate for all play modes, or you may also want to add custom text to a frame for specific use in Know It? mode to provide users with a hint. You can select the text in the text edit pane, and then deselect or select the Visible in See It!/Try It!, Visible in Do It!, and Visible in Know It? icons below the text edit pane to specify the desired mode.
The text is visible in See It! and Try It! modes only.
The text is visible in Know It? mode only.
The text is visible in Do It! mode only.
For certain actions, you may find that the custom text is inappropriate for all play modes and can exclude it from a particular mode. If you do not want custom text to appear in See It!, Try It!, and/or Do It! modes, you need to select the text in the text edit pane, and then deselect the mode icon(s).
Note: Explanation frames provide a method for adding information to a topic. While Explanation frames automatically appear during playback in See It!, Try It!, and Do It! modes, they do not appear in Know It? mode. If you wish to include Explanation frame text in the Know It? playback, you can select the text and enable the Visible in Know It? icon. Be aware that deselecting all of the Explanation frame text for Do It! mode causes the playback to skip the Explanation frame entirely.
Intro/End Frames in Know It Mode
When a user plays a topic in Know It? mode, the Introduction bubble appears. This bubble typically includes instructions for completing the task, and in many situations it will differ from the Introduction text for the other modes. By default, Introduction/End frame text does not display in Know It? mode. For this reason, you should enter and designate text for the Introduction/End frames for Know It? mode only. For example, for a topic in Know It? mode, you want the Introduction text to be "Complete the steps for printing a document." or "Print a document." In this situation, you can enter the instruction text, select it, and then select the Visible in Know It? icon. Next, you would deselect the Visible in See It!/Try It! and Visible in Do It! icons to exclude the text from displaying in those modes.
When a user completes a task in Know It? mode, the End frame appears. Just as with the Introduction text, you may want to enter text that is appropriate for Know It? mode and designate it for Know It? mode only.
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