Articulate Storyline vs. Adobe Captivate

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A recent LinkedIn post asked eLearning developers: which tool is best: Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline? As  As I read through the comments, I was struck by how many people insisted that Storyline was the better choice because it was easier to learn than Captivate because it was so much like Microsoft PowerPoint.   As someone who uses both Captivate and Storyline, I have to disagree with that recurring sentiment.

Adobe Captivate: Accessibility Text

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by Kevin Siegel, CTT,  COTP ,   I received the following email last week concerning Adobe Captivate and accessibility.   Accessibility Adobe Captivate

ADOBE CAPTIVATE: Tips for Importing PowerPoint Slides

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By importing PowerPoint into Captivate, you can retain that formatting and branding in your eLearning lessons as well. But sometimes Captivate needs a little extra help in communicating with PowerPoint on your computer in order to import slides.     Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate: Fun and Games

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Of course, visuals can only get you so far which is why I love the ability to quickly add interactive objects, even games, via Captivate's Learning Interactions. Believe it or not, a memory game comes with Captivate.   Looking for Captivate training? Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate: Restricting Keyboard Tabbing

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However, if you've added a Table of Contents and/or a playbar to your Captivate project, you might want to ensure that only slide items can be accessed via tabbing. Back in Captivate, display the  Publish Settings  dialog box via the File menu. Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate: A Real Topper

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  Alternatively, you can place objects on a Captivate Master Slide.     Looking to learn Adobe Captivate? Check out these live, online and very hands-on Captivate classes.  He has been recognized by Adobe as one of the top trainers world-wide.

Adobe Captivate: Submit All

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by Kevin Siegel        When a learner takes a quiz created with Adobe Captivate, failure by the learner to click the  Submit  button on each and every question is a recurring problem. Fortunately, there is a Quiz setting available in Captivate that will help. In a future version of Captivate, I'd love to see more information about which questions haven't been answered by the learner (in the first Submit All dialog box).

Adobe Captivate: Introducing 2017

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Adobe recently announced a upgrade to Adobe Captivate, its popular eLearning development tool.   According to Adobe's Allen Partridge, Captivate version 2017 , includes several new features including something called Fluid Boxes. by Kevin Siegel, COTP.

Adobe Captivate: Overlay the TOC or Separate?

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It's easy to add a Table of Contents (TOC) to a Captivate project.     Looking for training on Adobe Captivate? He has been recognized by Adobe as one of the top trainers world-wide. Adobe Captivateby Kevin Siegel, COTP , CTT.

Adobe Captivate 9: Altered States

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  I'm happy to report that Adobe Captivate 9 now supports multiple states, allowing you to develop interactive content easily without using multiple objects or the "hide and show" technique mentioned above. Looking for training or help with Adobe Captivate?

Adobe Captivate: Quiz Reporting and Advanced Interaction

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In the example below, I've selected a regular button and, on the  Properties  Inspector,  Actions  tab, I've told Captivate to treat the button like a quiz question by simply selecting "Include in Quiz."

ADOBE CAPTIVATE 2017: Wrapping Fluid Boxes

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Fluid Boxes, introduced with Adobe Captivate 2017, make the process of creating a responsive eLearning project faster than ever. If you're looking to learn Adobe Captivate, we've got you covered. Check out these live, online, and 100% interactive Captivate classes.

Adobe Captivate 8: Geolocation

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For instance, you can create a Captivate project for learners who live in the United States or Australia.         Note:  The CpInfoGeoLocation variable ships with Adobe Captivate 8. Looking for instructor-led training on Adobe Captivate?

Adobe Captivate: Object Level Audio Management

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by Kevin Siegel        When adding audio to a Captivate project, you can add audio in a couple of different ways. Adobe Captivate e-learning eLearning

Adobe Captivate: Object Level Audio Management

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by Kevin Siegel        When adding audio to a Captivate project, you can add audio in a couple of different ways. Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate: Microphone Calibration

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by Jennie Ruby  Before recording voiceover narration directly in Captivate, you'll want to calibrate the microphone you intend to use from inside Captivate.   Want to learn more about Adobe Captivate? Check out our  live, online Captivate classes.

Adobe Captivate: Breakpoints and Viewports

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by Lori Smith, Captivate Developer,  COTP. Have you ever been frustrated when your beautifully designed layout in a Captivate responsive project looks nothing like what you created when viewing the content a mobile device (such as a tablet)?   A Breakpoint is the layout area in a Captivate responsive project that essentially defines the size of a learner's mobile device. In Captivate initially has three Breakpoints and you can add two more.).

Adobe Captivate Keyboard Shortcuts

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If you've spent any amount of time at all using Adobe Captivate, it's a good bet that you've used some of the more basic keyboard shortcuts (copy/paste, save, etc). Looking for Captivate training? Adobe Captivate Adobe''s Technical Communication Suite

Adobe Captivate: Custom Color Swatches

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Fortunately, it's easy to create color swatches in Captivate and reuse them again and again.     Looking for Adobe Captivate training? Adobe Captivate eLearningby Kevin Siegel        When creating a template (you can learn how by attending my  3-hour mini course on building templates ), you'll likely need to add colors that meet your corporate brand.

Adobe Captivate: Object Hyperlinks

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Last week I taught you how easy it is add a hyperlink to caption text in Adobe Captivate. And if you'd like to learn more Captivate, Presenter, or Storyline, we've got a great collection of live, online classes for you.    Adobe Captivate e-learning eLearnin

Adobe Captivate: System Time Variables

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by Lori Smith    Last week I showed you Captivate's date variables.   Looking to learn Adobe Captivate? We offer several  Captivate classes.

Adobe Captivate: Confirmation Messages

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by Kevin Siegel      Adobe Captivate likes to confirm your actions. Captivate will prompt you to confirm the action. Since I told Captivate not to bother me, Captivate hadn't.   Looking for training on Adobe Captivate?

Adobe Captivate: Web Objects

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Web objects allow you to embed a website directly on a Captivate slide. Notice that it appears directly on the Captivate slide (there's no need to preview in a Web browser first).   Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate: Text Hyperlinks

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And if you'd like to learn more Captivate, Presenter, or Storyline, we've got a  great collection of live, online classes for you. 

Adobe Captivate: Knowledge Check Slides

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by Kevin Siegel      Last week Adobe announced a major update to Adobe Captivate: Adobe Captivate 9. While similar in appearance to Adobe Captivate 8, version 9 offers several enhancements that I'll cover over the next few weeks.

Adobe Captivate: Custom Freeform Shapes

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Smart Shapes were introduced in Adobe Captivate several years ago. Similar to PowerPoint's Shapes feature, Smart Shapes in Captivate allow you to draw stars, ovals, banners, and more on a slide. Adobe Captivateby Kevin Siegel.

Adobe Captivate: The SCORM Cloud

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by Kevin Siegel      If you need your Captivate project to report learner scores and interactions, you'll likely need to publish as a SCORM-compliant package and then upload it into an LMS.     Looking for training or help with Adobe Captivate?

Adobe Captivate: Video Demos and the Mouse

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by Kevin Siegel        Captivate's Software Simulation and Responsive modes get all the glory. Nevertheless, there's room in world for a different mode that gets little respect among Captivate aficionados: Video Demo mode.       Looking for Captivate training? Adobe CaptivateAnd why not? Interactive eLearning that works great on mobile devices is important.

ADOBE CAPTIVATE 2017: Workaround for the Spelling Bug

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Did you know that Captivate has a spell check feature?     Of course, if you run the Check Spelling feature in Adobe Captivate 2017, you're in for a bit of a nasty surprise.  Click yes and the Captivate project text will open in a Microsoft Word table.

Adobe Captivate: Learning Interactions with Self-Hiding Instructions

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"  The Learning Interactions in Adobe Captivate are very useful for presenting a lot of text by topic or subheading. Captivate offers "actions" that can show and hide objects on the slide. Looking for Adobe Captivate training?

Adobe Captivate: Runtime Dialog Boxes

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In Adobe Captivate, dialog boxes can appear that require the learner to click something (such as an OK button). A learner will see this dialog box if a quiz has Captivate's Submit All feature enabled and the learner clicks Submit All prior to answering all of quiz questions. 

Adobe Captivate 7.01: Color Swatches

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Over the past few weeks, I've written about the enhancements you'll find in the recently-released service patch for Captivate 7 (an enhanced lock feature and a new Star Smart Shape ). In the image below, I've added a logo onto a Captivate slide. by Kevin Siegel.

Adobe Captivate Prime: Adobe's Best LMS Effort to Date

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This will be the first in a series of newsletter articles which cover the Learning Management System (LMS) offering from Adobe Systems--Adobe Captivate Prime. If you're not familiar with this solution, that's fine, we've now got Adobe Captivate Prime.

Adobe Captivate: Swapping Speech Agents

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by Kevin Siegel      During every  Captivate beginner class , time is spent on the second day teaching everyone how to use Captivate's Text-to-Speech feature to convert slide notes into speech. Looking for training on Adobe Captivate?