Assigning values to Captivate built-in variables.
There’s a great list of Captivate’s built-in variables here on Adobe’s website. Unfortunately (unless you haven’t noticed it yet), although Adobe makes great software, they’re not necessarily the best at documentation. In fact, there are a whole bunch of totally undocumented features and variables for Captivate if you look hard enough.
For instance, when you set the Project metadata – by adding information after choosing Preferences : Project : Information, you can extract and display in text those variables. For example, if I had added information about the Project Name and then wished to display it in a text caption, I would use $$cpInfoProjectName$$ as text, and wherever that was used, you would see the value that had been assigned manually.
So long as you’re aware that not all Captivate variables are dynamically ‘settable’, we’ll proceed. I’ve decided to set the student ID and student name variables (cpQuizInfoStudentID and cpQuizInfoStudentName).