Background image is not showing

Bdmontag
Bdmontag Community Member, Lectora® Accessibility Group (LAUG) Member, eLearning Brothers® Partner Posts: 19 ☆ Roadie ☆
I have imported A LOT of powerpoint frames into a Lectora 19 document. I have to place the background image that goes on each page of my course onto each imported page. Halfway through, the image just does not show. It is called into the page under image the same as those pages where the image does show. What gives?

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  • cainam
    cainam Community Member Posts: 361 ♦ Idol ♦
    I might not understand exactly what you are trying to do - but are you placing the static background image and inheriting that to every page, or dropping a unique background image per page?
    - Adam Cain
  • Bdmontag
    Bdmontag Community Member, Lectora® Accessibility Group (LAUG) Member, eLearning Brothers® Partner Posts: 19 ☆ Roadie ☆
    I want to do the former, but inherit is not coming up as an option in the images dropdown. So I am doing the latter, however, with the same image on each page, going through the motions of the image dropdown.
  • chris_willis
    chris_willis Product Director, Lectora, eLearning Brothers West MichiganRockstar Manager Posts: 70 eLearning ROCKSTAR Stage Manager
    Hey, @Bdmontag -

    If I understand what you are describing, you should be able to place your background image one time at the project level at the very top of your Project Explorer and inherit it down through your entire course.

    Let me know if this article on inheritance provides any clues.
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  • Bdmontag
    Bdmontag Community Member, Lectora® Accessibility Group (LAUG) Member, eLearning Brothers® Partner Posts: 19 ☆ Roadie ☆
    That's what I eventually did. However, that is not how the company template is built (not by me) and I wanted things to work the way they do it. I'll get a query on QA in a day or two about it.
  • chris_willis
    chris_willis Product Director, Lectora, eLearning Brothers West MichiganRockstar Manager Posts: 70 eLearning ROCKSTAR Stage Manager
    edited May 25, 2021
    Thanks, @Bdmontag. I am glad to hear that you were able to work it out. Maybe explain to your QA person the way you used inheritance is a Lectora best practice that is more efficient, much easier to update in the future, and it helps keep the project size smaller--like using Master Pages in PowerPoint. Cuz you're just smart like that. B)
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