The CpNotepad widget offers a way for your users to take personal notes while taking your courses. The notes are stored locally on the user computer so that they are available the next time the user takes the course. The notes can also be exported to a HTML file for archiving or printing.
Once you have downloaded the zip file, either use the CpNotepad.swf file directly when inserting a widget or copy the CpNotepad.wdgt folder to the Captivate installation folder under the gallery/widgets subfolder. Copying the folder to the specified location will display the widget in the Widget Panel. Note that you may have to restart Captivate to see the widget appear in the Widget Panel.
The export to HTML functionality will only be working when the course is packaged using the Flash Player version 10. Also, the notes are saved using the Flash Shared Object mechanism so space is limited but can be increased by the user itself. By default, the space is 100K which is enough to persist multiple notes.
Course Storage ID
This ID will be used to store the data on the user computer. It needs to be unique for every course. If the ID is the same for many courses, then they will share the same notes.
Select “notepad” if you want to see the notepad icon. If you want to have your own icon, just select “transparent” and position the widget on top of yur image.
This is the text that will be seen in the Note Window titlebar. This is also the text that will be used for the filename when the notes are exported to HTML.
This is the text that is initially presented to the user the first time the Note Window appears.
Width and Height
The width and height of the Note Window when it appears. The width is limited to a minimum of 380 pixels and the height is limited to a minimum of 200 pixels.
Background, Border and Text Background Colors
The color scheme for the Note Window.