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Adobe Captivate 5.5: Lowering the Size of Published SWFs

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Fortunately, adding interactivity to a lesson does not negatively impact the size of the published SWF. Rather, imported assets such as audio, video and images are the main culprits behind SWF bloat. There are some things that you can do while working in Captivate that may lower the size of the published SWF. However, nothing will bloat a published SWF quite like audio.

Adobe Captivate 9 Introduction Video Course Now Available on Adobe KnowHow

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If you're looking to learn Adobe Captivate. The lesson will include adding slides, applying themes, adding images and text, and adding interactive buttons. Learn to publish SWF, HTML5, or both. And you'll learn how control slide and object timing, and how to work with and edit object styles.   Adobe Captivate e-learning eLearningGet a Jump-Start On Mastering This Awesome eLearning Development Tool! and quickly. this beginner course is for you. You'll learn how to publish your eLearning content for the widest possible audience. and why.

Adobe Captivate: Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning

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Selecting the Enable Accessibility option ( Edit > Preferences > Publishing ) makes certain elements in Adobe Captivate projects accessible or open to accessibility technology. For example, if you select the Enable Accessibility option and you have filled in the project name and project description text boxes in Project preferences, a screen reader will read the name and description when the Adobe Captivate SWF file is played. The following Adobe Captivate elements are accessible when Enable Accessibility is selected: Project name (derived from Project Properties).

Adobe Captivate 6: Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning

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Selecting the 508 Compliance option makes certain elements in Adobe Captivate projects accessible or open to accessibility technology. For example, if you select the 508 Compliance and you have filled in the project name and project description text boxes in Project preferences, a screen reader will read the name and description when the Adobe Captivate SWF file is played. The following Adobe Captivate elements are accessible when the 508 Compliance option is selected:  Project name (derived from Project Properties). Slide accessibility text. Buttons.

Adobe Presenter 9: Beginning Training

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Adobe Presenter 9 allows you to transform your existing PowerPoint deck into eLearning complete with voiceover recordings, interactive objects, screen characters and videos. During this full-day, online instructor-led class, you will learn how to create an eLearning lesson from scratch using both Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe Presenter. You will learn how to set up PowerPoint with slide notes that double as your voiceover script. Finally, you will also learn how to publish the finished eLearning content as both SWF and PDF. More information.

How to Record Software Simulation in Adobe Captivate 9

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Various other authoring tools provide this facility to record simulations, but Adobe Captivate 9 is the most easy-to-use tool to create software simulations. It’s a fairly simple process to record a software simulation in Adobe Captivate. How to record a software simulation in Adobe Captivate. If you have any queries regarding Adobe Captivate, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Adobe Captivate & RoboHelp: Incorporate eLearning within a Help System

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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.

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

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by Kevin Siegel    I wrote about the HTML5 output option available in Adobe Captivate 6 a  few months ago. I pointed out that HTML5 is an alternative publishing format to a SWF. For example, Rollover Captions, Rollover Images and SWF animations are not HTML5 compliant. Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Captivate eLearning HTML5

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Camtasia Studio vs Adobe Presenter: Working with PowerPoint Presentations

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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. The PowerPoint presentation opens as a slide show and you click through and narrate the presentation just like you would for a live audience.   Adobe Presenter 9 and PowerPoint.   When working with Adobe Presenter and PowerPoint, there really isn't anything to migrate. How about Adobe Captivate?

Step-by-Step Guide for Creating Software Simulations Using Adobe Captivate

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Then, you can develop software simulations that engage your learners with Adobe Captivate easily. This blog is a step-by-step guide for developing software simulations using Adobe Captivate. If you would like to record the steps performed in MS Word, PowerPoint, Photoshop, MS Outlook, or any other application, you can select the ‘Application’ option in Adobe Captivate.

Adobe Captivate 6: High Fidelity PowerPoint Imports

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You can import PowerPoint presentations into an existing Captivate project, or create a new Captivate project that uses the PowerPoint slides. During a standard PowerPoint import process, PowerPoint pptx presentations are first converted to the ppt format, and then converted to SWF. In Captivate 6, if you select the new  High Fidelity  option, the import process will take native pptx files directly to Captivate SWF (the ppt conversion is skipped).   Adobe Captivate Essentials  and  Adobe Captivate Beyond the Essentials (Advanced).

Adobe Presenter 7.0.7 is HERE with ActionScript 3.0 Support

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Today I’m happy to report that our much anticipated update of Adobe Presenter with full support for ActionScript 3.0 (AS3) AS3) is here, and this is a free update to anyone who owns Adobe Presenter 7, or any version of our Adobe eLearning Suite. You can learn more about Adobe Presenter 7 by visiting our Presenter pages online HERE. Send to Kindle. eLearning

eLearning: Adobe Captivate and Microsoft PowerPoint

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Earlier this year I wrote an article teaching you how to take PowerPoint content and create  eLearning using either TechSmith Camtasia Studio or Adobe Presenter. Over the next two weeks, I'm going to show you how to use your PowerPoint content in Adobe Captivate and Articulate Storyline. Adobe Captivate and PowerPoint. You can import PowerPoint slides into an existing Captivate project or create a new project that uses the PowerPoint slides.   The  On mouse click  option adds a click box to each Captivate slide.

Discovering Adobe InDesign for eLearning

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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.

Adobe Captivate 9 Hot Fix: Update Fixes Several Known Issues

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Adobe recently posted a fix for Captivate 9 that, according to Adobe, addresses the following issues in Adobe Captivate 9. Effects are not played fully in SWF, when the effect duration is less than the default effect duration. Result slide does not show up for a captivate project with more than 45 random question slides. Adobe CaptivateConditional actions get converted to standard actions in upgraded project. Operands in advanced actions appear blank in upgraded project. Autoshape buttons fill and stroke is not retained during upgrade.


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Till Adobe Captivate 4, Full Motion Recording (FMR) SWF editing feature existed as a separate application outside captivate. With Adobe Captivate 5 this feature has been integrated within captivate. Note that this FMR edit doesn’t modify any of the other objects, such as audio etc, on the slide as this feature is designed for editing of FMR SWFs than FMR Slides.

Adobe Captivate: Force Re-Publish

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In legacy versions of Captivate, it could easily take 3-5 minutes to publish a moderately-sized project as a SWF. Make a change to project (even a minor typo fix on a single slide) and you will need to once again wait the entire 3-5 minutes for the publish process to complete. Kudos to the Adobe engineers for working this out. It's a staggering improvement.


Adobe Captivate: Using Aggregator

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In an ideal world, your Captivate projects would be kept to a respectable number of slides (fewer than approximately 100). I suggest creating lessons that a learner can finish within five minutes, which typically translates to around 80-100 interactive slides. Of course, there may be occasions where you want to take several small projects and bring them together into one project--without actually copying slides or objects from one project into another. If you publish your Captivate projects as SWFs, you can combine multiple SWF files into one lesson using the Aggregator.


Australia’s Nobel Laureates

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After I got all my images in order, I inserted each one onto its own slide in Adobe Captivate 3, ensuring the canvas size was exactly the same as the image dimensions (in this case, 1024 x 768). Then I added a transparent button to each slide to execute a pause, inserted a click box over each mugshot, then pointed the click boxes to their respective target slides.

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Adaptive and Responsive Design for eLearning: Part 2


Courses were prepared using software products that were almost all based, to a greater or lesser degree on the Microsoft PowerPoint model of slides, templates and bullet points. A few years ago, when rapid eLearning development tools were in their infancy, the job of eLearning designers was fairly straightforward , and had very little to do with web standards. Not any more.

Balancing image quality and SWF output size in CP 5 – 1

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Some captions and parts of images might have a dark background when published in CP5 with slide quality set as JPEG. In this two part blog series we look at information that you can use in Adobe Captivate 5 to parallel decide the quality of an image and the SWF file size and bring forth the differences between the publishing of images in CP 4 and CP 5. Size of SWF output files is an important consideration for many content developers as it takes longer time for end users to download larger files. link]. link] /. Under the hood

10 Widely Used Authoring Tools that Support HTML5 and Empower E-learning

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Two decades ago, e-learning developers used to develop courseware on the primary code base of JavaScript and action script in Adobe Flash. swf) worked well on desktops and laptops and for many years, Flash ruled the e-learning world. Adobe Captivate 9. This option gives you the feasibility of turning slides into e-learning courses very fast. Of course, Yes! Elucidat.

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Adobe eLearning Suite Announced

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Adobe , Captivate , ELS , eLearning Suite , Device Central. Adobe has released the eagerly-awaited eLearning Suite. Offering seven innovative applications in one complete, integrated package, Adobe eLearning Suite combines full new versions of: Adobe Captivate® 4 Go beyond screen capture to author rich eLearning experiences. Adobe Flash® CS4 Professional with Learning Interactions Create and deliver rich interactive content. Adobe Dreamweaver® CS4 with CourseBuilder Extension Design, develop, and maintain standards-based websites and applications.

A simple interactive learning object

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After I got all my images in order, I inserted each one onto its own slide in Adobe Captivate, ensuring the canvas size was exactly the same as the image dimensions (in this case, 1024 x 768). Then I added a transparent button to each slide to execute a pause, inserted a click box over each mugshot, then pointed the click boxes to their respective target slides. When I published my learning object in Captivate, the software produced a swf file, an accompanying skin, an html host, and a javascript source. Launch the learning object. Download the files.

Compressing Media in Your E-Learning Authoring Tools

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Adobe Captivate. You have the option to compress full motion recording SWF files and to set the compression level. In your slide properties, you can set the compression level for each individual slide. Just make sure that your publish settings are set to retain slide quality settings. Articulate Storyline. Articulate Studio (Presenter, Engage, and Quizmaker).

Captivate Tips for Beginners Part III: Adding Text Animation

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Need to add text animation to your Adobe Captivate course? swf or.gif). Okay, so after you have added your text to the slide click the “Effects” tab near your Timeline tab. Click on your new text within your slide. swf or.gif). In my slide I found an animated fireworks .gif gif for my last slide. Then you are in the right place.


Adobe shows off Captivate 4 and the Adobe eLearning Suite

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At the Adobe Learning Summit in San Jose, November 10th, Adobe showed several exciting new features from the next version of Captivate and from the up-coming eLearning Suite. Adobe Captivate ‘Next’ I have been beta testing Captivate 4 for several months, so I was pleased to be invited by Adobe to the Adobe Learning Summit in San Jose on Monday 10th November. At the Adobe Learning Summit, Adobe demonstrated the next version of Captivate, and also previewed the new Adobe eLearning Suite. 2 – The published project. becomes.

shifting to adobe eLearning suite - bring existing content to captivate

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adobe captivate 4 , raptivity , reuse existing content. Adobe eLearning suite is a complete toolbox for authoring rich learning content and you won’t need any additional software to meet your eLearning authoring needs. In this post we will see how you can reuse your old Raptivity files inside Adobe Captivate 4 which is a part of Adobe eLearning suite. You will get a swf file let us say “monalisa.swf” And below are the steps you can follow to insert it inside Adobe Captivate 4 project –. Download this swf file.

Frankenstein Course Development

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Adobe Flash - My favorite tool of choice. Adobe Captivate - The course will contain many "try me" sims for a software upgrade in which we are implementing. In this case I will take my Flash course and import the SWF to the first page of Articulate Presenter. Here is a tutorial from Screenr that shows how you can make a Flash menu that will change slides in Presenter.

Editing Text to speech text for Loquendo voices in Captivate 5

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Through my previous blog series on text-to-speech, you have learnt about: The different text-to-speech voices in Adobe Captivate 5 (NeoSpeech and Loquendo). Inserting commands directly into the input text (in slide notes). We will explore the second approach, which is to tweak the speech by inserting commands directly into slide notes. I have used these controls in an Adobe Captivate project (.cptx cptx and SWF file) and attached it here for your reference. Tweaking the pronunciation of text generated using NeoSpeech voices. Prosodic controls. Sound effects.

eLearning Suite Workflow eSeminar

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Understanding the Adobe eLearning Suite Workflow. Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, will present a one hour online e-Seminar for intermediate users of Adobe Captivate and / or Adobe eLearning Suite. The core issue will be expediting eLearning development with the complete toolset provided in Adobe eLearning Suite 2. Below is a SWF of the slides I used in the session. Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player In last week’s eSeminar we focused on the eLearning Suite Workflows. link]. link].


Video Delivery Types in Captivate

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Hosting provided by Adobe partners. As you know, Captivate has two different video features : Slide Video and FLV Object (details here ). Custom Configurations : More configurations (URL / Delivery type change etc) can be done after the initial import : For Slide Video , the settings can be changed from Menu: Video > Video Management…. Alternate Web server for Video : Sometimes you need to host video on an alternate web server (other than the one which is hosting your SWF). Re publish the project and view the SWF either locally or from your server.


extend google map widget, make it interactive

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Adobe Captivate supports three kinds of objects. Difference between static and interactive objects are that latter allows user to interact which means that when on slide it should pause the slide. It has been long time I have written about using google maps API inside Adobe Captivate widgets. Widget file which can be used in Adobe Captivate 4(.swf

Break ice with Variables!!

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Variables in Adobe Captivate act as placeholders for data. The relevant data is associated with the variable during user input or when the output SWF is played. Adobe Capativate supports two types of variables: System Variables: These are pre-defined variables, which carry a Captivate movie’s information. The exhaustive list of System variables is enumerated in this post.