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Adobe Captivate 5: New Slide, Blank Slide. What's the Deal?

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Take a look at the Insert menu in Adobe Captivate 5 and you'll see two similar commands: New Slide and Blank Slide. In fact, it will likely appear that New Slide and Blank Slide both result in a new, blank slide. by Kevin Siegel.

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Adobe Captivate: Cue the CC's. Automatically Please

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Captivate 4 and 5 both come with a variable called  cpCmdCC. In Adobe Captivate 5: Create a Standard Advanced Action ( Project > Advanced Actions ) as shown below. Attach the Action to the first slide.  (Select Slide 1 on the Filmstrip. by Lori Smith.

Adobe Captivate 5: Keep Master Slide Backgrounds at Bay

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One of the best new features in Adobe Captivate 5 is Master Slides. I  I originally covered master slides back in June of 2010. However, there is one pesky feature of Master Slides that I didn't cover back then. Looking to learn Adobe Captivate 5?

Adobe Captivate 5 & 5.5: That Syncing Feeling

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When developing eLearning with Adobe Captivate, saving unnecessary clicks is always a goal. There are two objects on a slide and they appear as blue bars on the Timeline. I'd like the top caption on the Timeline to appear on the slide just before the 1.5

Adobe Captivate & eLearning: How Long is Too Long?

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However, in my experience developing eLearning using Adobe Captivate, I put the attention span of an adult learner at 15-20 seconds per slide. If the slide plays any longer, your learner will begin to fog out. If your slide contains some voiceover audio, a text caption or two and an interactive object controlling navigation (such as a button or click box), 15-20 seconds is perfect.   Looking to learn Adobe Captivate 5? by Kevin Siegel.

Adobe Captivate 5 & 5.5: Add Some Status to Your TOC

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When you add a Table of Contents to a Captivate project ( Project > Table of Contents > Show TOC ), the default settings include Show Duration. With this option selected, the duration of each slide in the lesson will be shown to your learners. by Kevin Siegel.

Adobe Captivate: Update Image Usage Project-Wide

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Adding an image onto a Captivate slide is as simple as choosing Insert > Image. Once the image has been added to the project, adding additional instances of the image to more slides is a snap. Looking to learn Adobe Captivate 5 or 5.5? by Kevin Siegel.

Adobe Captivate 5.5: The Fastest Angle Remover in the West

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You may have noticed that Captivate 5.5 allows you to quickly change the angle of a slide object by dragging the free-rotate icon you will find just above any selected object. Looking to learn Adobe Captivate 5 or 5.5? Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Captivate eLearningby Kevin Siegel. While rotating an object is great, getting rid of the rotation can get a bit sticky if you try to use the free-rotate icon.

Adobe Captivate 5: One Quick Way to a Project Template

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During my Advanced Captivate class , we spend quite a bit of time creating a project template from scratch. Once you have created the blank template, you would go through the process of adding placeholders , master slides, object styles, actions and anything else you think you'll need in projects that would use the template. Find the project file on your computer (it will have a cptx file extension which is typical for a Captivate 5 project). by Kevin Siegel.

Adobe Captivate 5 & 5.5: Export Audio

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I received an interesting email last week from a Captivate developer asking where imported audio was physically stored on the computer. She had edited much of the audio from within Captivate and needed to share some of the edited clips with team members in her office. Once audio clips are imported into a Captivate project, they are embedded within the project and are not stored externally. Looking to learn Adobe Captivate 5 or 5.5? by Kevin Siegel.

Adobe Captivate: No More Autosizing, Thanks!

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Later on, when I re-opened the slide, the caption was much smaller. There was a typo flagged in that very same caption, which I naturally allowed Captivate to fix. If you resize a text caption or button in Adobe Captivate, and then edit the object's text at all, the object will do you a favor and resize. Display Captivate's Preferences (Edit menu for Windows users; Adobe Captivate menu for Mac users). by Kevin Siegel.

Adobe Captivate: When It Comes to Images, Choose Your Quality

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As a Captivate developer, you are constantly striving to offer the nicest-looking published file, at the smallest possible size. One thing you can do to lower the size of your published video is control the quality of your slides. Looking to learn Adobe Captivate 5?

Adobe Captivate 5: Keep Audio From Getting Cut Off

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When importing voiceover audio into Adobe Captivate, I always suggest that audio be added directly to the slide instead of objects on the slide ( Audio > Import to > Slide ). By importing audio directly onto the slide, you'll have more direct control over the audio. In the image below, a voiceover clip has been added to a slide, and the audio has been set to play just when the slide appears. by Kevin Siegel.

Adobe Captivate 5 & 5.5: Blur it Baby

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by Kevin Siegel    You've captured a series of screens using Adobe Captivate. During playback, you realize that there is something on some of the slide backgrounds that you simply don't want the learner to see. You can easily edit any Captivate background with a graphics program like MS Paint and erase the problem areas. However, if the problem exists on several slides, you would be looking at a lot of editing. In Captivate 5.5,

Adobe Captivate 5.5: Quizzes To Write Home About

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by Kevin Siegel You've always been able to create quizzes with Captivate. However, if you've spent any time with the quiz feature in Captivate 5, you are probably a bit disappointed with how bad some of the text formatting features are. When learners review a Captivate 5.5

Adobe Captivate: Say Goodbye to the Mouse Click Sound

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by Kevin Siegel    I received an SOS from a fellow Captivate developer who was having a hate-hate relationship with the mouse click sounds he was hearing in his Adobe Captivate demonstration. First, select any of the mouse pointers on any slide in your project.

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#AskAdobeTeam Question: How Can I Trim a Full Motion Recording Slide in Adobe Captivate? [VIDEO]

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Our weekly ‘ Ask The Adobe eLearning Team ‘ sessions continue to gain momentum, and with each new session, we are seeing more and more people participate. This week a question came up on how to trim Full Motion Recording (FMR) slides in order to delete unwanted frames.

Adobe Captivate 5: Get the TOC Out of the Way with an Overlay

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Adding a Table of Contents to your published Captivate project is a great idea. However, if you look in the upper left of the slide, there are two arrows.   Looking to learn Adobe Captivate 5? Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Captivate eLearning

Adobe Captivate Question: Can I Apply to All?

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I am trying to make a change to a slide object and want to apply those changes to similar slide objects. I know that Captivate now supports Object Styles (which are great). Adobe's Technical Communication Suite CaptivateHowever, not all object Properties are controlled by the style. Is there a way to apply other kinds of Properties to objects project-wide? Answer: There is an Apply to All button for these kinds of changes.

Adobe Captivate 5.5: The Pros of Contrast

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I fell in love with Captivate 5 the moment I started the program. Looking back on my experience with Captivate 5, I have few complaints. Honestly, Captivate 5 is really, really good and there's not much to gripe about. So along comes Captivate 5.5 Nice job Adobe!

Adobe Captivate 5 & 5.5: Change the Mouse Pointer Project-Wide

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A seasoned Captivate developer contacted me with a small dilemma. It seems that he was new to Captivate 5.5 (but but had been using Captivate for nearly 4 years). In Captivate 5 and 5.5, Then right-click the pointer and choose Use the current mouse pointer for all slides.

Adobe Captivate 5.5: Resizing is a Snap, But Watch Your Anchor

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In the image below, I've drawn two objects on a Captivate slide. While it might be tempting to delete the image on the right and simply duplicate the existing object, there is a little-used option in Captivate that I'd like to share. by Kevin Siegel.

Adobe Captivate 5.5: Change the Background, Keep the Objects

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A fellow Captivate developer sent me an email asking for advice. It seemed that he had just completed a slick eLearning lesson in Captivate. With the new lesson open, copy the first slide's background to the clipboard. Right-click the first slide and choose Paste as Background. The slide background in the original lesson will now look like the new interface. Looking to learn Adobe Captivate 5 or 5.5? by Kevin Siegel.

Adobe Captivate 5.5: Show For the Rest of the Project. Or Not

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If you'd like to repeat an object over a majority of your slides, one of the easiest ways to proceed is to select the object and, on the Properties panel, Timing group, select Display for rest of project. Alternatively, you can create and use master slides. by Kevin Siegel.

Adobe Captivate: If You Must Resize PowerPoint Presentations. Maintain!

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by Kevin Siegel It's relatively simple to import a PowerPoint presentation into a Captivate project. You can import a presentation into a new project, or add PowerPoint slides to an existing project. Looking to learn Adobe Captivate 5?

Understanding how the new Quizzes work in Adobe Captivate 5.5 [VIDEO]

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I hope you are enjoying learning more about our new Adobe Captivate 5.5 and Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 One thing I’m really excited about is our new Quizzes in Adobe Captivate 5.5 and in general how question slides are presented to the Learner.

PowerPoint: Changing Slide Sizes for Importing into Captivate

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  If you plan to import a PowerPoint presentation into Adobe Captivate, it's a good idea to first resize the PowerPoint presentation from within PowerPoint. PowerPoint's measurement system is in inches, while Captivate works in pixels. " Captivate PowerPoint

Adobe Captivate 5 & 5.5: One Simple Click. All That Stands Between You and Your Speech Agent

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The ability to convert text to speech using Captivate's built-in text to speech agents is awesome. All you need to do is select the slide note(s) you want to convert and then click the Text-to-Speech button. Most new Captivate developers (and even some vets) miss this little detail.

Captivate Training: Project Templates and Master Slides in Adobe Captivate 5

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Topic: Working with Project Templates and Master Slides in Adobe Captivate 5 Date and time: Thursday, May 5, 2011 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to use project templates and master slides to give a consistent look and feel to your projects and templatize the [.]. Training and Tutorials Adobe Captivate 5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2 Master Slides Project Templates Rapid Authoring

Adobe Captivate 5 & 5.5: Nudge and Nudge Plus

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In Captivate, it's a good thing. You'll notice that the object jumps across your slide at twice the speed as before. Looking to learn Adobe Captivate 5 or 5.5? Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Captivate eLearningby Kevin Siegel. Ever been nudged? In life, getting nudged might be a good thing or a bad thing. You can always move an object by simply dragging your mouse.

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Captivate Hands-on Training: Working with Project Templates and Master Slides in Adobe Captivate 5.5

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Topic: Working with Project Templates and Master Slides in Adobe Captivate 5.5 Date and time: Thursday, Sept 8, 2011 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to learn how to use project templates and master slides to give a consistent look and feel to your projects and templatize the [.]. Training and Tutorials "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate 5.5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5

Another Benefit of Using PowerPoint Roundtripping with Adobe Captivate 5.5

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At times when you are creating your eLearning courses, and you just don’t have enough time to design the slide backgrounds. You can easily use your favorite PowerPoint template in Adobe Captivate 5.5 Rapid Authoring Training and Tutorials "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate 5.5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 with the PowerPoint roundtripping feature.

Captivate Training: Amazing Image Slideshows with Adobe Captivate 5

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Topic: Amazing Image Slideshows with Adobe Captivate 5 Date and time: Thursday, June 30, 2011 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn about creating good looking image slide shows. They will also discuss about adding audio to these image slides to make the content enjoyable.

Storyboard Template for Adobe Captivate 5 Assessment/Quiz

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Adobe Captivate 5 makes it really easy to add assessment to your courses. All you need to do is set your quiz preferences and then add as many questions as you want in one go and the question slides are instantly added to your Captivate project. Rapid Authoring Training and Tutorials "Elearning authoring tools" "Screen capture software" Adobe Captivate 5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2 Assessment Quiz Storyboard Storyboard Template Template