Lectora Browser Differences

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A Guide to Browser Differences with Effects

For Lectora and Lectora Online

Use the technical specifications below to guide you when using text, shape, button, and image effects and publishing titles to Internet Explorer 8 or 9. You will also find these notes throughout the Help as it relates to the appropriate feature.

If you have any questions or experience any issues working within Lectora, please contact support.

Internet Explorer 10, Internet Explorer 11, Edge, Chrome, and Firefox

  • Shape, Image, and Button Effects
    • Rendered using Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
    • Reflections overlaying objects with click actions will prevent the action from firing in IE 10 and below
  • Text Block Shadow
    • Rendered using CSS3
  • Text Shadow
    • Rendered using CSS3
  • Text Border
    • Rendered using a combination of SVG and CSS3

Internet Explorer 9

  • Shape, Image, and Button Effects
    • Limitations
      • Will not render a shadow or reflection if the object has been rotated, flipped, or has a reduced opacity (less than 100)
      • Buttons will not have shadows
    • Rendered using Vector Markup Language (VML)
  • Text Block Shadow
    • Limitations
      • Will not render a shadow if the object has been rotated, flipped, or has a reduced opacity (less than 100)
    • Rendered using Microsoft filters (CSS 2 Compliant)
  • Text Shadow
    • Limitations
      • Text shadows have been disabled and will not render
    • Text Border
      • Rendered using a combination of VML and CSS2

Internet Explorer 8

  • Seamless Play publishing is not supported in IE 8. Titles will display as though using non-Seamless Play.
  • Shape and Image Effects will not render in IE8
  • WCAG focus indicator will not render in IE 8. The browser’s default focus indicator will be used.
  • Button Effects
    • Limitations
      • Buttons will not display rotated in IE 8 (Unique to Lectora Desktop)
  • Text Block Shadow
    • Limitations
      • Will not render shadow if the object has been rotated, flipped, or has a reduced opacity (less than 100)
      • Will not render if the shadow distance is 0
    • Rendered using Microsoft filters (CSS 2 Compliant)
  • Text Shadow
    • Limitations
      • Text shadows have been disabled and will not render
    • Text Border
      • Rendered using a combination of VML and CSS2
  • Transitions
    • Limitations
      • Objects with a Float transition will simply appear on the page.