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Adobe Captivate Prime: The Fluidic Player

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The Fluidic Player is the universal content playback experience for Captivate Prime and allows for a simple, unified playback experience, regardless of the type of content being played. Content types include MP4, PPTXs, DOCX, Adobe Captivate or Adobe Presenter projects, SCORM or AICC packages, and even xAPI-compliant content for your mLearning projects. by Sean Mullen.

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9 Google Search Hacks to Make eLearning Development A Whole Lot Easier

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This post will go over how to find the eLearning problems with Google search. So, my fellow developers, let’s learn some Google search hacks that will make your eLearning development a whole lot easier. Here we go! #1 Search Phrases or the Exact Order of Words. Quotes are a great way to search for a specific group of words. This is a fun tip. Try it!

Give yourself a GIFT with Captivate Quizzes

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Well, when it comes to designing your quizzes in Captivate, you can also give yourself a gift. GIFT stands for General Import Format Technology and is a format by which you can create quiz question outside of Captivate and then import them directly into your eLearning. Then, you take that file and import it directly into Captivate. Step 2: Import the GIFT File Into Captivate.

Adobe Captivate: It Takes a Community

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by Kevin Siegel        One of the biggest complaints I hear constantly about Adobe Captivate is the lack of free support for the tool. Sure there's a  Captivate forum  (where you can search for and post questions on Captivate), there's a  Captivate Blog  (hosted by Adobe. you can learn about Captivate updates, features, and attend free webinars), and free YouTube videos abound. However, none of the current resources were integrated with the Captivate tool itself. Adobe Captivate

Solving Your Development Issues in the Adobe Captivate Community

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In this post, you’ll learn how to solve your development issues using the Adobe Captivate Community. Using Adobe Captivate Community Search. #1 Create an Adobe Account. This makes it easier when you ask questions in the community, and you can receive answers as notifications in your inbox. #2 Search the Community for an Answer. Advanced Adobe Captivate Users.

Adobe Captivate 5.5: YouTube Anyone?

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by Kevin Siegel Adobe announced the immediate availability of Adobe Captivate 5.5 If you are a veteran Captivate 5 developer, you'll appreciate that the 5.5  For instance, if you take a look at the main toolbar at the top of the Captivate window, you'll see a new Publish To YouTube command button. Looking to learn Adobe Captivate? late last week.

Adobe Captivate: Troubleshooting LMS Woes

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Captivate developer created a nifty eLearning lesson complete with a quiz, advanced actions and some nice navigation features. While I had never used her LMS, I have successfully posted and tested several Captivate lessons to myriad systems. Stymied, I appealed to the Adobe Captivate forum in search of anyone who had successfully dealt with her specific LMS. Have a conversation with your LMS vendor to see if they know of any integration tricks with Captivate--ours required the Complete flag, the Pass/Fail status did no good. by Lori Smith. The good news?

Adobe Captivate: Custom Cursors Anyone?

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by Kevin Siegel    A student in a recent  online Captivate class  asked me if it was possible to create a custom mouse cursor for a Captivate eLearning lesson. While you cannot create cursor files (CUR's) within Captivate, you can easily create your own, and you can find a bunch of cursor images on the web. For went with  Normal.cur.).

Captivate 8: Working with Text-to-Speech and Voices

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An earlier post on this blog offers Adobe Captivate Example Courses for download. Toward the end of that post is a quick mention and “how to” on Captivate’s text-to-speech functionality. Recently a question came up in one of the help forums: “How do I install the Captivate 8 TTS voices?” restart Captivate, and those voice options should appear.

Adobe Captivate 5.5 Question: Will You Be Updating Your Books?

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Question: I'm a certified Captivate trainer who uses your books when I teach. Now that Adobe has officially released Captivate version 5.5, Answer:  The new features in Captivate 5.5 The interface between Captivate 5 and 5.5 is nearly identical (with the exception of some additional groups on the Properties panel, a few extra menu items, and the renaming of some items). Since the new features don't affect the lessons in either of my Captivate books, I am not planning on publishing new 5.5 versions of my Captivate books at this time. and 5.5

Free Template for Captivate 8: Mobile Instructional Design Storyboard

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The first Mobile Instructional Design Storyboard Template for Captivate 8 is now available for download ! That’s You may be asking yourself, can I use this Captivate 8 Template for any mobile design project? It is a PowerPoint file made specifically for the new Captivate 8 update, which is mobile supported for responsive design. That’s right! The answer is yes.

How to Hide or Reveal Objects in Adobe Captivate 8

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If you are like most people upgrading to Adobe Captivate 8, you’ve seen the hide objects icon has moved. By clicking any object in your course, (or any object in your timeline), in the top right of Captivate you will reveal, the Properties and Timing tabs. Bonus Adobe Captivate 8 Tip. Hope this tip helps in your Adobe Captivate 8 endeavors.

Adobe Captivate: Removing Words from the Custom Dictionary

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Using Captivate's Spell Check feature is as simple as choosing  Project > Check Spelling. While correctly spelled, the medical terms are not included within Captivate's main dictionary and are flagged as potential errors. When you click the Add to Dictionary button, the selected words are added to Captivate's personal dictionary and flagged as properly spelled.

Adobe Captivate 5.5: Math Made Easy

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So I'm working with a text caption in Adobe Captivate and the font size is 16 points. I'd like the font size to be twice as big. On Windows 7 or Vista, choose Start and type Calculator into the Search box. Of course, if you use any of the devices mentioned above to calculate a desired font Size, you'll still need to return to Captivate and type the new Size within Captivate. You can save a bit of time if you let Captivate do the heavy lifting for you. it was a simple calculation on Captivate's Properties panel: 108/3 is 36 points. 

Adobe Captivate: There's a Widget for That

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" It basically means that if you want to extend the functionality of your mobile device, you should visit the device's App store and Search.   Captivate is an awesome eLearning development tool, and it's loaded with functionality. Widgets extend Captivate's functionality beyond bounds. In fact, Captivate ships with several free widgets. To

Adobe Captivate 7: Publishing Video Demos

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  Over the past few weeks I've shown you how to trim portions of a Captivate Video Demo and how to Pan & Zoom. Should you elect to specify a variable bit rate, Captivate decides when to use more bits to maintain quality. However, if the video supports Search, the search time increases. Looking for training on Adobe Captivate? by Kevin Siegel.

Top 3 E-Learning Programs To Become A Power Searcher


Hence, mastering search skills is one of the most important skills in today’s workplace. Here are a few interesting facts (adapted from various research reports) related to the amount of time that we spend searching for information on the World Wide Web (WWW): Google is the most visited web site in the world. SMART WEB SEARCHING. know how to search within a specific site.

Adobe Captivate 9: Fixing the INI Error

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by Kevin Siegel      Over the past few weeks I've gotten several emails from Captivate developers using Windows 10 and Captivate 9 who get the following error when attempting to record software simulations:     A quick Google search  found the following forum article. Captivate now appears to operate normally. Adobe Captivate

eLearning & Presentations: More Free Images. A MILLION more!

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And that "B" I used? I was able to find every letter I searched for, in a variety of styles. Adobe Presenter Adobe''s Technical Communication Suite Camtasia Captivate e-learning eLearning Microsoft PowerPoint Online Training PowerPoint Storyline TCS5 TechComm Technical Communications Technical Writing Technology TechSmith Camtasia Studio training UA User Assistance User Experienc

Preparing Adobe Captivate Content for an LMS

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 Over the next few weeks, I'm going to show you the LMS setup process in the top eLearning development tools (Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, TechSmith Camtasia Studio, and Trivantis Lectora).   Reporting Scores with Adobe Captivate.   Manifest Files   The Manifest file allows your published Captivate projects to be used and launched from a SCORM 1.2- or 2004-compliant LMS. When you publish projects, you can have Captivate create the Manifest file for you.   Looking for training or help with Adobe Captivate?

Staying Relevant in E-Learning in 2014

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highly recommend the Articulate community forum: E-Learning Heroes. I’ve solved many of my development issues by searching or posting on this forum. Although the Lectora forum and the Captivate forum do not have quite as many contributors, you will find quality information on each of these, too. There are groups for Lectora , Captivate , and Articulate Storyline and Studio. Books: Search for “e-learning” to find over 74,000 results. As you dive into the new year, keep your sights on what is possible for e-learning. Find these programs here. Happy learning!


Link to download the Adobe Captivate Reviewer 2.0 Installer

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I've heard from several Captivate 5 developers that they do not have the Adobe Captivate Reviewer 2.0 on their systems. That's strange because the Reviewer is usually installed when you install Captivate 5. If the installer is not on your system, you'll find that the download link isn't easy to find via a Google search. FYI:  You'll need the Adobe Captivate Reviewer 2.0 application Adobe's Technical Communication Suite CaptivateIn that case, here is a direct link to  download the installer.

Adobe Announces Major Updates its Technical Communication Suite

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The suite, which is available now, is a collection of tools including FrameMaker, RoboHelp, Captivate, Presenter, and Acrobat. Here's Explore FrameMaker’s endless possibilities faster with reorganized and more logial menus and the new Command Search. Help users find relevant content faster with best-in-class search, including search auto-complete.   Adobe Captivate 9.   Captivate helps you create attractive and instructionally sound eLearning. Adobe annnounced a major update to its Technical Communcaiton suite on January 31.

5 Essential PowerPoint Add-Ins

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The simulations are 100% interactive and are sure to captivate the class and promote learning that sticks. 4. Search these Add-Ins in the built in Office Store Portal in PowerPoint and keep creating awesomeness! You are not using PowerPoint to its fullest potential without using Add-Ins. If you need help on installing add-Ins, here is an awesome blog! iSpring (Paid). INPRES (Free).

Adobe RoboHelp 2015: First Look

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Lesser known features like search synonyms are much easier to find and use. Open a topic and select an image or a Captivate movie. Improved search results: Control the topic preview text in search results. Scalable video: Adobe Captivate videos scale in Responsive HTML5 output. I've mentioned what I consider to be the most important enhancements in RoboHelp 2015.

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Solution for Adobe Captivate 4 AS3 aggregated SWF not working on Latest Flash Player (

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Solution: Close Adobe Captivate 4 and Aggregator if already running. Download the from here and extract the AggGenerator.dll.  In the Captivate 4 installed folder search for the file “AggGenerator.dll ” Rename the file to “AggGenerator_old.dll”. Place the dll downloaded in step 2 into the installed folder of Captivate 4. Relaunch Captivate/ Aggregator and re-publish [.]. Tags: Uncategorized Adobe Captivate 4 Aggregator captivate 4 Issue with Latest Flash Player

Captivate Tips for Beginners Part III: Adding Text Animation

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Need to add text animation to your Adobe Captivate course? This post is the last of a three part series, Captivate Tips for Beginners. This post will cover three areas of text animation: How to Use Captivate Text Animations. How to Move Text with Captivate Effects. How to Use Captivate Text Animations. Here is an important tip  adding Captivate Animation text!


An Overview of HTML5

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This also makes it better for search engines to find the right content. Expect better quality searching once HTML5 is in wide use. Tools like Captivate and Articulate, which are Flash-based, will probably need to adapt or change over to HTML5 in the long run. Lectora Captivate HTML5 Articulate Flash Appleby Jonathan Shoaf. 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. Many people in the eLearning industry are facing this challenge. standard.


Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3

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When you submit a search query, you will see a menu function called “Search Tools”  The next menu function to click is “Usage rights”  Now you can filter our image content that is labelled for resuse. Powerpoint is still a great tool for those who do not have access to software like Articulate or Captivate. Competency. Competency is the big picture.

Creating Custom Shortcuts Using the Quick Access Toolbar in Articulate Storyline

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When working on a project in Articulate Storyline, you may sometimes find it hard to remember where a feature is located in the tool, you may sometimes find it cumbersome to do a search to find a feature that you use regularly such as alignment, inserting characters, or adding animation effects. By adding your favorite features to the Quick Access Toolbar, you can access them quickly. After.

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Wrestling Virtual Learning Technology Trauma to the Mat

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When I first began to deliver webinars and web workshops, I was in search of the holy grail: that mystical web platform that never crashed, never experienced odd technical hiccups, could be relied on to work 100 percent of the time, had servers that never went down, never scheduled software updates at inconvenient times, and saved us from silly human errors when we pushed the wrong button.


A Conversation with Stephanie Nadda

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Nadda: I would call out three main areas: Integrate the technologies that support learning management (LMS, LCMS, content authoring) and knowledge management (CMS, KMS, enterprise search, etc.). With the release of user-friendly authoring tools like Storyline and Captivate, we have noticed a shift in e-Learning development trends. The other day I caught up with Stephanie Nadda.

Issues of Special Characters While Uploading Storyline courses to LMS

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You can search for other special characters in the <organization> tag. Related Posts How to Combine Your Adobe Captivate Projects Into Single Course? Publishing courses to an LMS using Articulate Storyline is just a click-and-publish job. But sometimes, you may have issues accessing the course after publishing. You can see the symbol in the screenshot given below.

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What Should You Look for in an eLearning Designer?

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Whether they use Articulate Storyline/Presenter, Lectora, Captivate, Flash, or another tool, the eLearning designer you work with should have an excellent grasp of how to use that tool to design content. There are eLearning designers who can create some amazing courses and learning content. Content that’s so amazing it makes your jaw drop. Innovative and strategic thinker. Flexible.