I should’ve known this, not sure why I didn’t catch this. When you see a slide where the letters are just square lines, this means that you need to install the client’s font. I will be noting things down for greater retention.
This week was primarily spent on syncing a module in Presenter for a client in the industrial sector. The VO was already created along with animations. This made it easier to finish the project. The longest part of this project was the QA aspect. The client requested that I go through a defined checklist and ensure nothing funny is happening. Throughout the module, there were several edits that were caught after the initial QA. I consider the QA part as proofreading and editing a paper. It’s as though the more you QA and re-QA, you catch some mistakes that weren’t caught before.
The tricky part about Articulate is that after an edit was made, you re-publish. However, you need to re-check all the other slides in case there were some publishing errors. This is the part that takes some time. I’ve had instances in the past where I re-publish a module and find new errors that Articulate had created (such as random rectangles appearing on the slide).
The module was then uploaded to cloud.scorm.com, a free eLearning testing site. You can upload a eLearning package either in SCORM or IACC. This is a free site and I this has come in handy for one particular client.
Another part of the week was spent on creating some introduction sections of a large training manual that was created (160+ pages, granted many are screenshots/images).
I believe I spoke with about 3 different companies that might be interested in working with me.
Today was spent on adding some introduction and navigation instructions for a training manual that is almost wrapped up. The entire document is almost done and now needs some additional I out from SMEs. Getting hold of SMEs is probably the tricky part. You need to work off of their availability.
I also had a prospective client/contract opportunity call me from Seattle. This company asked me some questions that I was actually stumped on. One of the questions were what kinds of games I play. I told them I don’t really play games. However, I told them I day trade for fun, which, to me is like a game with monetary rewards. However, I don’t see how that answer would’ve helped me in putting myself ahead of other IDs. We’ll see.
First, you want to create a thin rectangle (solid fill, no outlines). Then in the format section use the following settings.
You finished line should look like the line I have at the top of this post.
There was a project that had 10 modules for an environmental course. The client sent over detailed edits and revisions to the course. That was completed recently. However, the client had additional edits and text changes after further review. I asked the client if I should fully QA the module before sending it. They said they would do that. The QA process takes a significant chunk of time to do.
One of the edits that was requested was that the notes section had different font sizes (see below). I’ve try to search in the Articulate Studio forums and it seems like other people are having the same issue. The forums suggested that the recent update would solve it. However, it did not do it for me. I had to inform the client that there was no fix to this.