Buying the widget
You can buy the widget under 3 different type of licenses. The first and less expensive license is the “Single Developer License” ($29.95) which grants a single developer the right to use the widget. If the widget will be used by more than 3 developers, then the “Site License” ($100.00) would be more appropriate as it enables a company to give the widget to all their developers as long as they are located in the same site/building. In the case where your company has developers located in many sites/buildings across the world then the “Extended Site License” ($250.00) is for you. It will enable you to give a copy of the widget to any developer that works for you.
If you wish to redistribute the widget in a template that you provide to a customer, you and your customer will need to buy the appropriate license. However, the “Extended Site License” also grants you the right to redistribute the widget in templates provided to your customers thus avoiding your customer to pay for the widget license.
You do not have the right to directly or indirectly license, sub-license, sell or resell or provide for free the Jumbled Words Widget or offer to do any of these things (all of which are referred to as Resale).
Once you have downloaded the zip file, either use the JumbledWordsWidget.swf file directly when inserting a widget or copy the JumbledWordsWidget.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.
Using the widget
Please note that the widget may, from time to time, display the letters on top of each other. The widget automatically calculate the layout of the letters and their place holder but it may happen that it cannot do it based on the widget dimension on the stage and the different configuration options. If that occurs, just try to size the widget to the maximum possible size on the stage and/or reduce the piece dimensions and spacing in the configuration panel.
The different widget options are described below.
This is the text for the question and it will be jumbled.
Give Away Letters
Enter here all the letters that you want to give away and that will automatically be solved at the start of the quiz. You usually put in here all the punctuation marks.
This will layout the letters according to the selected pattern. Three choices are available: Horizontal, Vertical and Square. The Horizontal pattern will layout the letters horizontally until it has no more room and will then start another row. The Vertical pattern does the same thing but vertically. The Square pattern tries to display the letters in a square layout.
This is the space between the edge of the background and the game pieces
This is the vertical space between the Place Holders and the Letters.
Select this option to have the letters randomly rotated.
Select this option if you want to display the game background. Unselect if you don’t want any background.
Select this option if you want the letters Drag and Drop movement to be limited to the widget’s dimension. By default, Captivate renders any widget behind the Question Title and Quiz buttons. This causes some issues with the widget when letters are dragged around. Keep this option selected to avoid any problem. If you want the user to be able to move the letters around the entire course area, unselect this option but you may want to refer to the “Keep on top” option.
Reject Wrong Letters
Select this option if you want to be able to drop letters only on the proper place holder and return the letter to its original position otherwise. Keep it mind that be selecting this option, your user cannot miss the question. This option is more useful in a “Survey” instead of a “Quiz”
Keep On Top
This option is only useful when the “Restrict DnD” option has been selected. It will force the widget to be on top of any other item on the question slide thus allowing the dragged letters to remain on top of everything. However, you should realize that this may enter in conflict with some Captions. When the question is submitted, the widget will not be put on top of everything anymore so Captions can be seen.
The letter’s color can be changed via the tint option. Applying a tint is not the same a coloring something. The tint blends a color with the current color according to a tint factor. A tint factor of zero doesn’t change the letter color while a tint of 1.0 will completely color the letter but will also remove any fancy effect. Good tint factor are between 0.5 and 0.65. If you cannot achieved the desired color using a tint, you should consider re-skinning the letter’s graphic in the .fla file.
To change the color of the character on the letter’s piece.
You can change the letter’s font size but be careful as sometime the font may be too big for the letter and thus causes the letter to be misaligned on top of the place holder. If you notice that pattern, just reduce the font size.
The dimension of the letter’s piece.
This is the space surrounding the letter. It directly influences the layout of the letters. Be careful as to not put the padding too big as it may conflicts with the auto-layout calculation.
Place Holder Options
The letter’s color can be changed via the tint option. Applying a tint is not the same a coloring something. The tint blends a color with the current color according to a tint factor. A tint factor of zero doesn’t change the letter color while a tint of 1.0 will completely color the letter but will also remove any fancy effect. Good tint factor are between 0.5 and 0.65. If you cannot achieved the desired color using a tint, you should consider re-skinning the place holder’s graphic in the .fla file.
The dimension of the place holder’s piece.
The horizontal space between the place holders.
The horizontal space between words.
The vertical space between lines.