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Adobe Captivate 5/5.5: Troubleshooting Cranky Software

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 If you are using Windows Vista or 7, and you are working locally but Captivate is still behaving badly, try running the software as an Administrator. Mac:   /Users/[user name]/Library/Preferences/Adobe Captivate  See also: Captivate's Cache Feature   Looking to learn Captivate quickly?   Adobe Captivate Essentials  and  Adobe Captivate Beyond the Essentials (Advanced). Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Captivate eLearning HTML5 mLearningBacking up your projects to a network drive is a great idea.

Best Beginner ELearning Software


Sure, some would argue that certain rapid elearning software solutions are easier than others – but choosing the “easiest” option doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the “best” option. Namely, my experience (to varying degrees) has been with Articulate Studio, Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, Oracle UPK, and iSpring. elearning

Adobe Captivate: Mac Cures

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    Select the  Privacy  category and, from the  Allow the apps below to control your computer area , select Adobe     Start Captivate and create a software simulation.   Looking to get a jump start on creating software simulations with Adobe Captivate? Adobe Captivate

What’s new in Adobe Captivate 9.0.1

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We’ve just released a free update for Adobe Captivate 9 with some new features, enhancements, and bug fixes. To get the new update, open Adobe Captivate 9, and click Help > Updates and install the new update. Adobe Captivate Draft Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" "Screen capture software" adobe captivate 9 Adobe Captivate 9.0.1

Training Consumed in 60 Seconds: Microlearning Is Made For Today's Growing Teams

development software such as Adobe’s Captivate, Blackboard, or your own. Training the Trainer: How to Create Microlearning Why microlearning matters We live in a world of distractions. In order to drive outcomes, learning. needs to cut through the noise. Microlearning is the answer. And the. most important component of microlearning is the content itself. method starts. action-based.

6 Responsive eLearning Design Tips for Adobe Captivate 8

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As you may know, when using Adobe Captivate 8, you can design for responsive courses to adapt to the device or the devices you are using. The adaptability of this software is fantastic. You’ll find Adobe Captivate has three breakpoints for desktop, tablet, and mobile. Here are some options you have when publishing projects in Adobe Captivate 8: - Long Taps.

The brand new Captivate 9 puts Adobe years ahead of the competition

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Back in 2012 you would have been hard-pressed to find anything exciting in version 6 of Adobe Captivate, in fact most of the cool stuff at the time was coming from Adobe’s competitors, namely Articulate with their new Storyline software and their latest iteration of Articulate Studio. Adobe Captivate Draft for iPad. Adobe Captivate Draft on iPad. Conclusion.

What’s New with Adobe Captivate 8

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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. Software Simulations. With software simulations, you can do screen capture videos. More Awesome Adobe Captivate 8 Upgrades. See More Adobe Captivate 8 Templates.

Adobe Captivate: Use Smart Shapes Instead of Text Captions

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by Kevin Siegel        I've written about Captivate's Smart Shapes a few times since Adobe first introduced them.   Since Smart Shapes are far more flexible (when it comes to formatting) than standard buttons or text captions, I'd love to see Adobe completely replace text captions and buttons with Smart Shapes down the road (perhaps Captivate 9.

Software End-user Training for Packaging Industry – A Case Study

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Overcoming this issue and communicating effectively with the software implementation partner, taking into account the varying time zones and tight deadlines were the major challenges for us at CommLab. The process steps were first captured using the rapid authoring tool Adobe Captivate and then converted to mp4 format. Training Solutions Software Training

Adobe Announces Captivate 8: The Most Significant Release Yet

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Since its last release in June 2013, Adobe Captivate 8 leapfrogs the current paradigm of eLearning development and addresses the needs of today’s eLearning developer with it’s all new mobile responsive design. This is the most significant release of Adobe eLearning software yet because of the totally reimagined user interface. – Software Simulations.

Can Captivate 9 Save Adobe?


If you haven’t heard yet, Adobe made some news in the elearning industry yesterday. Specifically, they released their learning management system and Adobe Captivate 9. discussed the new Adobe learning management system previously in this article. I’m interested to see how that one plays out and what the general perception will be from those who use it.

Adobe Captivate 9 Review

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Captivate 9 was released just in time for my latest project – a series of courses that require a combination of scenarios and software simulations. I’ve been using Captivate for more years than I am willing to admit (RoboDemo anyone?); Guest Blog by: Dr. Nancy Reyes, Learning Strategist at OnPoint Digital, Inc. every new version […].

Adobe Captivate 9 Introduction Video Course Now Available on Adobe KnowHow

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If you're looking to learn Adobe Captivate. Curious how to create software simulations? You'll learn how to create both software demonstrations and highly interactive software simulations.   Adobe Captivate e-learning eLearningGet a Jump-Start On Mastering This Awesome eLearning Development Tool! and quickly. this beginner course is for you. During the 6 chapters that make up this course you'll learn how to create a soft-skills lesson from scratch. You'll learn how to publish your eLearning content for the widest possible audience.

Adobe Captivate: Say Hello to Version 7

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In the good old days, software companies released major upgrades to their products every 2-3 years. How long was it between Adobe Captivate 5 and 6? Adobe has promised a more aggressive upgrade cycle for its programs that will make even the recent upgrade cycles look almost snail-like. Case in point: version 7 of the Captivate software was released today. Top features to be found in Adobe Captivate 7: Drag-and-drop Components Make eLearning fun with drag-and-drop games, quizzes, and lessons that can run on desktops and mobile devices (such as the iPad).

5 Must Read ELearning Software Articles


If you have been around the elearning world for more than just a few hours you are likely to hear about rapid elearning development software. simple search on that topic will yield results from major players Adobe Captivate, Articulate (Storyline and Studio), iSpring, among others. Prior to these kinds of software elearning had to be painfully developed in flash or something similar.

Top 5 productivity tips for Adobe Captivate

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Adobe Captivate is a powerful eLearning authoring tool which allows you to create several types of engaging and interactive eLearning courses. To make the most of this tool, here are the top 5 productivity tips I’ve followed over the years. Go ahead and use them if you like. 1. Take my advice — Always begin […]. How do I.

Adobe Captivate 6: Delivering Standalone eLearning Lessons

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The client informed the developer that he could not open the email attachment since he didn't own Adobe Captivate. In addition to the web browser, the learner must have the free Adobe Flash Player on the computer to view the SWF. Many people are surprised to see that when opened in Adobe Reader, the PDF retains all of the lesson's animations, audio and interactivity.

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).

E-Learning Interaction Building Tools Comparison


We have compared Raptivity, eLearning Brothers, Articulate Engage '13, Articulate Storyline 2 and Adobe Captivate 9 on various parameters that are vital to create, integrate and deploy eLearning interactions. Adobe Captivate interactions offer fair multimedia support and it offers responsive design too. An eLearning course looks incomplete without interactions.

Download Adobe Captivate Example Courses

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Elearning developers need ways to optimize Adobe Captivate, and get more creative inspiration. The Adobe Captivate blog is the place go. Word of Caution: To be fair to Adobe Captivate, they say on their site, “You may download and use any of the project files or samples. Note: This is a great video to watch with the downloaded source files open in Adobe Captivate.

Gamification In Application Software Training


We are highly excited to see this trend because, like most of you learning professionals, we too believe that the best way to learn new software is by doing real tasks in a real environment, in a fun way. The first one on our list is ‘Ribbon Hero 2’, one of the best examples of application software gamification. ADOBE LEVELUP. ” ~ Karl Kapp. INTRODUCTION. OTHER RESOURCES.

How to Use Customized Adobe Captivate 8 Buttons

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Adobe Captivate 8 provides four different ways for you to integrate buttons into your training. Captivate 8 comes with about 10 default button styles, each with different text captions, but there are several more styles available through the Gallery folder that comes with an install of the software. In the image editing software of your choice, create three separate images.

Adobe Captivate 7: Trim Video Demos

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When the Recording Area appears, you record your screen actions just as you would if you recorded screen actions using the Software Simulation mode.   Unlike a typical Software Simulation (where there are multiple slides and Timelines), a Video Demo consists of a single video and just one Timeline. Looking for training on Adobe Captivate? IconLogic offers multiple live, online Adobe Captivate classes each month including  Introduction to Adobe Captivate  and  Advanced Adobe Captivate.   Trim a Video.

Adobe Captivate: Align the Mouse

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If you have recorded a software demonstration using Adobe Captivate, you have likely run across the issue of the dreaded "jittery mouse." Looking for training on Adobe Captivate? IconLogic offers multiple live, online Adobe Captivate classes each month including  Introduction to Adobe Captivate and Advanced Adobe Captivate. by Kevin Siegel.

Helpful Tip: Interactive Video in Adobe Captivate 8

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He is trained as both an instructional designer and developer, and is an  Adobe Community Expert. . Before we discuss interactive video in Adobe Captivate 8, we need to discuss a little bit about HTML5 video. With plugin players such as Quicktime and Flash, you could set cue points in your video that your authoring software (if capable) can hear and respond. ” 5.

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). Source:  Adobe, Creating Accessible Projects.

Adobe Captivate: Text Entry That Sticks Around

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by Kevin Siegel      A client wanted us to create a software simulation that would allow learners to fill out part of a spreadsheet. IconLogic offers multiple live, online Adobe Captivate 6 classes each month including  Introduction to Adobe Captivate  and  Advanced Adobe Captivate. But simulating a spreadsheet?

Adobe Captivate 5/5.5: Template-Like Settings Without the Template

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As a group, the class opens an existing project template, edits the template, uses the template to record a software simulation and then creates a project template from scratch. I've written several articles about Captivate's project templates including  how to convert a project into a project template  and how to make the best use of  template placeholders.

Adobe Captivate: Text Entry Boxes Gain More Options

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Text Entry Boxes allow learners to type text just as they would in the actual software. encourage you to play around with the new TEB options. I'm sure you'll find the perfect settings that will allow you to simulate your computer software like never before. Looking for training on Adobe Captivate? by Lori Smith. Text Entry Boxes are great. And even cooler?

Adobe Captivate & eLearning: Screen Reader Best Practices

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According to Microsoft, "Windows 8 has built-in assistive technologies that work with both Windows 8 applications and with desktop software to provide seamless access to the entire Windows experience." You want your software to be compatible with the basics of your computer--word processing applications, internet, email, PDF reading--but not all screen readers are. variety of email applications is nice, but at the least the software should work with Outlook and Outlook Express." Looking for training on Adobe Captivate? by Kevin Siegel.

Adobe Captivate 5.5: Only The Shadow Knows!

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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 Captivate: Round-Trip Your Background Image Edits

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While Captivate is absolutely a great program for recording software demonstrations, simulations and creating soft skills eLearning, nobody is going to confuse Captivate's drawing capabilities with best-in-class tools like Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop. Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Captivate eLearning mLearningby Kevin Siegel. No thanks! Bam!!!

Adobe Captivate 7 - Now or Later?

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By Jonathan Shoaf. I''ve always been a software junkie. I''m happy to spend some money on a software product when I know it will save me hours of effort over the course of the next year. So when new software comes out, I''m like a kid at Christmas opening up the gift to see if I got what I wanted. These days, Adobe is the software vendor I''m using the most. I use the Adobe Master Suite and Adobe Captivate for many of my projects. So when Adobe Captivate 7 was released, I was eager to unwrap the gift. Are you an Adobe Captivate user?

Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia Studio, Articulate Storyline: Production Times

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Is it Adobe Captivate? have extensive experience using Adobe Captivate and TechSmith Camtasia Studio. In my experience, it will take you approximately 2 hours of labor to produce 1 minute of eLearning playtime if you use Adobe Captivate. If creating a software demonstration in Captivate or Storyline, record the lesson and simply publish it without going from screen-to-screen and tweaking any of the timing or the text. If you use Camtasia, I suggest creating software demonstrations instead of simulations. How about TechSmith's Camtasia Studio? 60 minutes?

Adobe Captivate: Attack of the Clones

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Anyone who has developed eLearning using Adobe Captivate 4 or earlier versions of the software knows how ineffective those pesky  Apply to All  buttons were. First, while you can use the Object Style Manager (via the Edit menu) to edit just about every attribute of any default style, you cannot change the style's Adobe-given name. nor can you delete them.

Adobe Captivate 8 Essential Training now available on

Adobe Captivate has announced an Essential Training course on Adobe Captivate 8 by Aaron Quigley. It’s a great course for beginners and intermediate users to explore the Captivate authoring workflow and capabilities, and learn how to use the new features introduced in Adobe Captivate 8. This course is also very useful for folks who want to […]. How do I.

Authoring Tool Review: Adobe Captivate 9


Another year, another version of Adobe Captivate. The software has come on leaps and bounds recently with Captivate 8 providing a whole new interface, HTML5 publishing and responsive projects.  Initially Adobe Captivate Initially Adobe Captivate 9 does not look too different, it has the same interface, and mostly the same menus. But let’s dig a bit deeper to see what this new version has to offer. .

Online Training Software, DigitalChalk, Introduces Instructor-Led Training

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There are a number of third-party tools that can be linked with the ILT feature, such as, GoToMeeting, WebEx, Google Hangouts, Adobe Connect, and more. The post Online Training Software, DigitalChalk, Introduces Instructor-Led Training appeared first on. Announcements Digitalchalk Instructor-Led Training New Software FeaturesFor Immediate Release. Leading online training platform introduces unique Instructor-Led Training feature. Asheville, NC – June 1, 2015. Just like any other course element within the system, the ILT feature is meant to be easy-to-use and customizable.

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