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Adobe Captivate: Mac Cures

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

First, quit Captivate and then open your Mac's System Preferences ( Apple > System Preferences ).      Select the  Privacy  category and, from the  Allow the apps below to control your computer area , select Adobe Captivate.app.   Looking to get a jump start on creating software simulations with Adobe Captivate? Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate 5.5: At Long Last. Publish Support for Apple Mobile Devices

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel Anyone who created eLearning lessons using any version of Adobe Captivate older than version 5 is painfully aware that Captivate does not offer publishing options for any of the Apple mobile devices (iPhone, iPad or iPod). The new Adobe Captivate 5.5 MP4 is the video format used for publishing to Apple devices and YouTube.

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What’s New with Adobe Captivate 8

eLearning Brothers

Most of you may be wondering what are some of the new features to Adobe Captivate 8. Let’s get down to brass tacks and see what’s new with Adobe Captivate 8: Responsive Project Design. One last thing about mobile, you now have retina display support, so you match the resolution of your Apple device with crisp retina display elements. More Awesome Adobe Captivate 8 Upgrades.

Adobe Captivate 6: HTML5 At Last!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    You've probably heard by now that Adobe released Adobe Captivate 6 late last week. Your learners will not need Captivate installed on their computer to use a SWF, but they will need a modern web browser and the free Adobe Flash Player (www.adobe.com). If you'd like to create content for the Apple mobile devices, hope is not lost.

Apple iPad: Who Is It Really For?

Upside Learning

A Google search on ‘Apple iPad’ throws up an excess of 30 million results! Clearly the Apple iPad has drawn much applause and an equal amount of criticism in the last few weeks. At Upside Learning we’ve been thinking about ways the Apple iPad can be useful for eLearning – especially in the workplace. Apple has this thing about their products.

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Training: Optimal Design For Multiple Devices using Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Optimal Design For Multiple Devices using Adobe Captivate Date and time: Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM US/Pacific Description: In 2013, the sale of smartphones exceeded the sale of traditional phones while the sale of tablets exceeded those of standard PCs. This trend has lead to more clients who want online courses that can […].

Adobe Captivate 5.5: Only The Shadow Knows!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

While some of the new features in Adobe Captivate 5.5 such as the ability to free rotate and publish to Apple mobile devices ) have gotten all the fanfare since Adobe released the new software, one new feature has sat on the sideline, overshadowed by the others: Shadow. Looking to learn Adobe Captivate? Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Captivate eLearning

Adobe RoboHelp 10: Multiscreen HTML5

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    Adobe recently released Adobe RoboHelp 10. Generate this layout and your content can be  consumed by just about any computer  or mobile device (even the Apple mobile devices). In the image below, I wanted to see how my RoboHelp project would look when consumed via an Apple iPad. First up, Multiscreen HTML5.

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The Real Killer Feature in Apple iBooks Author is Preview

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This morning I have been reading lots of articles on the new Apple iBooks 2 app and the iBooks Author software, that enables anyone to easily create interactive eBooks. In Apple iBooks Author, you simply click the Preview button and voila, your Interactive book is sent to your iPad. Apple iBooks , Author , mLearning , eLearning , Techcomm. Too much work. What do you think?

Adobe Captivate & RoboHelp: Incorporate eLearning within a Help System

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

For instance, I use Adobe Captivate to create most of my eLearning content, and Adobe RoboHelp to create my Help Systems. If you have created an eLearning lesson using eLearning tools such as Adobe Captivate, TechSmith's Camtasia Studio or Articulate's Storyline, you can insert the multimedia directly into RoboHelp Help Topics. by Kevin Siegel. The Perfect Help Topic.

Camtasia Studio vs Adobe Presenter: Working with PowerPoint Presentations

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel       If you have already created a presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint, it's very easy to re-purpose the presentation as eLearning content using either TechSmith Camtasia Studio or Adobe Presenter. During the Produce and Share process, you can output SWFs, MP4 videos, and HTML5-compliant output (allowing the content to be usable on mobile devices such as the Apple iPad).   Adobe Presenter 9 and PowerPoint.   When working with Adobe Presenter and PowerPoint, there really isn't anything to migrate.

Adobe Captivate 6: Scalable HTML Content

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    I've published a ton of eLearning lesson using Adobe Captivate, and I have seen the Publish dialog box more times than I can count. The only downside to using  Scalable HTML content  that I'm aware of (I asked Adobe to confirm this), is that performance will suffer if the lesson is opened on an Apple iPad. Of course, given Adobe's warning, I'd be hesitant to use the option with HTML5 output.) If you've had issues with Scalable HTML content, please  share.   Looking to learn Captivate quickly?

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Adobe Captivate 6: FPS Your MP4's

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    I received an email from a Captivate developer who was publishing a Captivate project as an MP4 video so that it could be used in Adobe Premiere. sent a quick email to the Adobe Captivate team on her behalf inquiring if there was a workaround. Adobe has received multiple emails from Captivate developers requesting a way to output MP4 videos at 30fps instead of 15fps. While videos will work nicely on sites such as YouTube and play on mobile devices such as the Apple iPad, the video is, well, simply a video. she was stuck.

Adobe Captivate 6: One Quick Way to Purge Unsupported HTML5 Objects

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    I wrote about the HTML5 output option available in Adobe Captivate 6 a  few months ago. Unlike SWFs, projects published as HTML5 will not only play on the Apple  iPad, iPhone and the iPod, but the lessons will retain any interactivity that you added to the slides (such as click boxes and buttons).   Looking to learn Captivate quickly?

Apple Vs Adobe: Impact On Mobile Learning Development

Upside Learning

The war between Adobe and Apple just got hotter. Apple has revised the Developer Program License Agreement to ban the use of cross compiler tools like Unity3d, Appcelerator’s Titanium, Adobe’s Flash CS5 etc. Adobe is understandably frustrated enough to tell Apple to go screw itself. With the announcement of iPhone OS 4.0

Why the iPad and iPhone not supporting Adobe Flash is a Great thing for mLearning

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There’s no other Industry in the world that was more affected by Apple refusing to embrace Adobe Flash in their iOS devices like the eLearning Industry. I don’t have the exact numbers but I would venture to say that more than 98% of all eLearning was/is based on Adobe Flash (i.e. the learner needs to have the Flash Player installed) and thus making it an interesting challenge for our Industry to make the transition to mobile learning (mLearning), especially because of the market share that Apple commands with the iPad and the iPhone. Let me explain.

ANNOUNCE: Captivate 7 Update for Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks Expected Mid November

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As we shared in late October, Adobe Captivate 7 is not yet compatible with the 10.9 Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Adobe Captivate 6.1 Adobe Captivate 7 Apple Mavericks OS 10.9 Mavericks update to the Mac Operating System. We are actively testing an update for Captivate 7 that will fix compatibility issues with the new Mavericks Operating System.

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Adobe RoboHelp 10: ePubs Even Easier

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Once you had your ePub, you needed to use a few different processes to both validate the ePub (ePub's will not be accepted by most vendors, such as the Apple iBookstore, unless the ePubs validate) and convert it to the mobi format for use on the Amazon Kindle. Hey Adobe, in RoboHelp 11, is there any chance you can work it out so that RoboHelp actually does all of the writing for me?

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Warning Mac Adobe Captivate 7 Developers. Don't Upgrade to Mavericks Yet

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Apple recently announced the availability of  Mavericks , its latest and greatest operating system for the Mac computers.     It turns out that the Mavericks software and Adobe Captivate 7 aren't getting along. Before installing Mavericks, you might want to read this  upgrade warning issued recently by Adobe.   As much as I love new toys, I tend to hold off when it comes to installing software updates. In my experience, you never know what the software update will break; waiting a bit tends to work out when the updates prove problematic. 

The New Adobe Creative Suite (CS6) is a Sign of the Mobile Times

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First, I would like to congratulate my former Adobe colleagues, who worked on the new Creative Suite 6 apps. After watching the launch presentation yesterday and keeping an eye on what people are saying about it on Twitter, I think it’s safe to say that this has been one of the most impressive and successful launches in the history of Adobe. All truly great examples of a Post-PC era.

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This Flash Player (Frash) Runs On iPad

Upside Learning

Adobe AIR & Flash Player 10.1– How it Can Benefit Mobile Learning Apple iPad Disappoints eLearning Industry. Tags: Innovation Mobile Learning Adobe Apple Frash HTML5 ipad IPhone mLearning Mobile About a month back I blogged about Smokescreen which allows advertisers to run simple Flash movies on iPad/iPhone using HTML5/JavaScript. 

My Thoughts on Adobe, Captivate, Articulate, Storyline, Mobile Learning and More [Interview]

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Here are some topics we covered and my honest thoughts on how I feel about them: My departure from Adobe and my thoughts on the new corporate world. My Thoughts on Adobe Captivate and the challenges ahead. Why I’m excited about Apple iBooks Author beyond Apple’s walled-garden and EULA. Apple iOS vs Android and Flipboard. Mobile Learning and Tablets.

Adobe AIR & Flash Player 10.1– How it Can Benefit Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

On Feb 15, 2010, at Mobile World Congress 2010, Adobe announced Adobe AIR for mobile devices, a consistent runtime for standalone applications which is an outcome of Adobe initiated Open-Screen project. Adobe also unveiled Flash platform 10.1 Checkout the video demonstrating some Adobe AIR apps on Motorola Droid –. However, that’s not the case with mlearning.

6 Reasons Why Responsive Design Makes sense as the Future of e-Learning and m-Learning Design

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have two iPads, two iPhones, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10″, a Nexus 7, a Moto X, an old Motorola Xoom, three Kindles, a touch-enabled Windows 8 laptop, two Apple MacBook Pro laptops, an iMac and a Windows 8 PC. via 10 Things Adobe gets Right about Mobile Learning with Captivate 8 [Review] | The mLearning Revolution Blog. Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, etc. 2. The Web. No

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Adobe Founders Write an Open Letter to Apple

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Adobe co-founders  John Warnock and Chuck Geschke have written an open letter to Apple computer about the lack of support for Flash content on Apple devices (namely the iPhone and iPad). In part, the founders say "As the founders of Adobe, we believe open markets are in the best interest of developers, content owners, and consumers. Freedom of choice on the web has unleashed an explosion of content and transformed how we work, learn, communicate, and, ultimately, express ourselves "

Dev Corner - Building a Mobile App with Adobe Air, Project GoGoCast

Visual Lounge

They used some research time to explore the possibilities of using Adobe AIR to build mobile apps. We developed our mobile app using Adobe Air 2.7, You will need to sign up as an Apple iOS Developer in order to develop with Adobe Air. You will need to get two items setup with Apple to publish your app. Technology Approach. building with Flash Professional CS 5.5.

Discovering Adobe InDesign for eLearning

Integrated Learnings

If you have been developing eLearning for any period of time, you have probably used several of Adobe’s applications to create engaging and interactive courses. With Adobe Captivate , you can create some great system simulations. With Adobe Flash , you can create interactive elements that take your courses to the next level of engagement and even create entire courses. You can create and edit images for your eLearning using Adobe PhotoShop and Illustrator. Recently, however, I stumbled across another great tool in the Adobe family – Adobe InDesign.

Publishing Adobe Captivate Projects: SWF, HTML5, or Both?

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by Kevin Siegel      If you attend our  Adobe Captivate Beginner class , you will learn how to publish projects as SWF (for desktop users) and HTML5 (for mobile users).  Your learners do not need Captivate installed on their computer to use an SWF, but they do need a modern web browser and the free Adobe Flash Player. Adobe CaptivateSimple? Great.

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Adobe Captivate: Live, Online Training Now Available in Central European Time Zone Hours

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  This beginner Adobe Captivate training class will quickly have you creating eLearning and mLearning lessons that include software simulations, demonstrations and soft-skills (compliance training). And you will learn how to publish your lessons for the widest possible audience including how to output both Flash (SWF) and HTML5 (so that your lessons will play on such mobile devices as the Apple iPad). Adobe CaptivateDue to popular demand from our friends in Europe, we're now offering our top rated Captivate training during Central European Time Zone hours! 

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¿Por qué el hecho de que el iPad y el iPhone no soportan Adobe Flash es un gran incentivo para el mLearning?

mLearning Revolution

No hubo otra industria en el mundo que resultara más afectada por la decisión de Apple de no adoptar Adobe Flash en sus dispositivos iOS como la industria del eLearning. Desconozco las cifras exactas pero me atrevería a decir que más de 98% de todos los cursos de eLearning estuvieron o están basados en Adobe Flash (es decir, el estudiante necesita instalar Adobe Flash Player).

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The How & Why of iPads, HTML5 & Mobile Devices in eLearning, Training & Education

Adobe Captivate

I’ve been itching to write some about the proliferation of mobile devices in the wake of Tablet computers like the Apple iPad, the Samsung Galaxy, the Blackberry Playbook and a myriad of others for quite a while. Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" "Screen capture software" Adobe Captivate 5.5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 Much of what I’ve read is very technical and always seems a little heavy on hype and light [.]. Conferences and events Content Migration eLearning Suite eLearning this week Extending Captivate How do I.

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What is Adobe Edge Animate and how can I use it in eLearning?

eLearning Brothers

I have taught many sessions on Adobe Edge Animate and am often suprised that many attendees are unaware of what it is and how they can use it within their eLearning courses. We are all aware that Apple refused to allow Flash on any iOS device, launching many Flash developers (many of those eLearning developers) into mayhem. So what is Adobe Edge Animate?

Is the iPad Driving eLearning Towards HTML5?

Upside Learning

The battle between web technologies (read ‘ Apple and Adobe ‘) started a couple of years back when Apple decided to not support Flash on its newly launched iPad terming it buggy. Apple backed HTML5 to be the next big thing and single handedly forced the developer community to take sides. Also HTML5 was not ready for eLearning development then.

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Publish to iPhone – From Captivate 5 and eLearning Suite 2

Adobe Captivate

Apple’s recent announcement that it has lifted restrictions on its third-party developer guidelines has direct implications for the publishing options available from Captivate 5 and Adobe eLearning Suite 2. To deploy a Captivate course on an iPhone you need Adobe eLearning Suite 2, or both Adobe Captivate 5 and Adobe Flash Professional.

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Free Downloads of Adobe Captivate 5 & Adobe eLearning Suite 2 Trials are now Online

Adobe Captivate

After many weeks of waiting eagerly Adobe Captivate and eLearning Suite users may now download the free trials of Adobe Captivate 5. Mac users are ecstatic as Captivate 5 and eLearning Suite 2 are now both available for the Mac OS, making the products the first major eLearning industry authoring packages to enter full force into support for the Apple Mac OS.

An Overview of HTML5

Integrated Learnings

Apple's recent refusal to support Flash is the latest of many headaches web developers have had to endure as the web has matured but standards have been slow to respond. Apple is stopping support for Flash on the premise that HTML5 can solve all the development challenges that previously could only be solved through Flash. Regardless of how you feel about Apple's decision and whether or not you think Flash should coexist with HTML5, HTML5 looms in the not so distant future and it is important for web developers to understand what it is. by Jonathan Shoaf. standard. XHTML 2.0

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Apple missing the small picture

Clark Quinn

I’ve previously discussed the fight between Apple and Adobe about Flash (e.g. Which Apple is blocking, for interactivity. Apple allows cross-platform media players, whether hyperdocs (c.f. Now, I understand that Apple’s rabidly focused on the customer experience ( I like the usability), and limiting development to content is a way to essentially guarantee a vibrant experience.  here ), but I had a realization that I think is important.  What was needed was a cross-platform capability. Outstart, Hot Lava, and Hybrid Learning) and media (e.g.

Articulate Storyline vs. Adobe Captivate 6 for iPad Publishing [FAQ]

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So for the sake of answering this very specific question, here’s how I see Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate 6 addressing this particular need. One of the questions I get asked frequently is whether I’d recommend Storyline or Captivate 6 to a company who needs to publish their desktop eLearning specifically for learners to consume it on the iPad. One Size does Not Fit All.

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Some FAQs about Adobe’s announcements yesterday

Steve Howard

What is it that Adobe is announcing? Adobe announced to increase its efforts on HTML5, use of the Flash Player for applications (packaged with AIR) and specific desktop browsing use cases including premium video and console-quality gaming. As a result, Adobe will no longer develop Flash Player for mobile web browsers. Does this mean that Adobe is no longer supporting content publishers focused on delivering content via a browser on a mobile device? Why is Adobe making this move now? Will Adobe continue to support AIR? Adobe will continue to support RIM?s

Apple, Adobe, and the Flash eLearning Future

Take an e-Learning Break

Garin Hess, CEO of Rapid Intake posted a very comprehensive article on the Apple vs. Adobe Flash discussion. Check it out: [link

Over 500,000 Stock Images, Audio, and Videos for eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Adobe After Effects and Apple Motion source files included! Here’s a huge announcement from eLearning Brothers! We are offering a new stock asset library for eLearning. Over 500,000 stock images, graphics, videos, motion graphics, sound effects, and music loops. Unlimited downloads, at least 50 a day, for only $499 a year. High-resolution, royalty-free, and ready to go.

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eLearning is dead! Multi-screen learning is the next big thing.

mLearning Revolution

As illustrated in the image above, this mantra is one of the key drivers behind some of the most powerful companies in the world, namely Apple, Google, and Microsoft. When I worked for Adobe, customers used to ask me what resolution they should choose when creating eLearning and my answer was always the same, 1024 x 768 pixels. eLearning is dead! Flash-based eLearning.

Links to Highlights of the Apple-Adobe Wars.

Ellen Wagner

For all of you who are as fascinated by Apple Adobe Flash standoff as I am, here are some links to some of my personal favorite blog posts and articles capturing the highlights of the Apple vs. Adobe situation.

This Week in mLearning Podcast #8 – mLearnCon, Captivate 6, Camtasia 8, MS Surface, iOS 6, Nexus 7

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Apple´s World Wide Developers Conference: MacBook Pro, iOS 6 and more on its approach to a single computing experience. RJ Jacquez wrote more about Apple´s mobile story here:  [link]. 2. Google I/O 2012: Google Nexus 7, Google chrome for iOS, Google Drive on the Apple´s App Store, Google+ app. 4. Adobe won’t support Flash in Jelly Bean (Android 4.1 devices). 5.

Webinar: How to Export Flash as HTML5

eLearning Brothers

The recent drop of the Flash player by Apple has made a significant ripple for media professionals trying to get their legacy Flash content on iOS devices. Adobe realizes this a difficult solution, but working for ways to export Flash content as HTML5. Join the eLearning Brothers and Lodestone joint webinar, this Friday March 14th from 1- 2 PM ET. New Supported Features. And More!

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