Adobe Captivate: Preloaders

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by Kevin Siegel        I received an email last week from a Captivate developer who was concerned with how long it was taking for a published lesson to begin playing for his learners. In fact, lessons created by other Captivate developers in his company downloaded faster than his.   Of course, if one Captivate developer can overlook the role of the Preloader, it's possible others have as well.

Adobe Captivate: Internalize or Externalize?

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The common way to publish a completed Captivate eLearning video is as a SWF (small web file). But it is possible to publish your Captivate video so that the Skin, Widgets, FMR's and Animations are split apart from the SWF.     Publish the lesson as a SWF

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Adobe Captivate: Repurpose Preferences

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Have you ever visited the Preferences dialog box in Adobe Captivate (Windows users, Edit > Preferences ; Mac users,  Adobe Captivate > Preferences ), made several changes and later, maybe months later, needed those settings on another computer running Captivate?

Adobe Captivate 6: Delivering Standalone eLearning Lessons

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by Kevin Siegel    I recently received an email from a new Captivate developer who had delivered an eLearning lesson to a client via email attachment. The client informed the developer that he could not open the email attachment since he didn't own Adobe Captivate.

Adobe Captivate 6: Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning

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by Kevin Siegel    Several years ago I was in Canada teaching Captivate for a large Toronto-based company. We were just getting ready to cover the accessible features found in Captivate when I was informed that I could skip the section because Canadians were not required to create accessible content. During a  recent online Captivate class , students attended from several countries (including the United States, South America, Canada and Australia).

Adobe FrameMaker and Captivate: Merging Multimedia With Print PDFs

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Simply open a document and, if you've got Adobe Acrobat on your computer, choose  Adobe PDF  when you print. You can see there's nothing particularly special about the text (beyond the promise of an Adobe Captivate simulation). 

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Adobe Captivate 9 Introduction Video Course Now Available on Adobe KnowHow

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If you're looking to learn Adobe Captivate. Learn to publish SWF, HTML5, or both.   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.

5 Advantages of using Adobe Captivate 9

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Adobe Captivate has been a top choice for creating dynamic and engaging e-learning for quite some time now. With every version, Adobe makes improvements and also has some neat additions to the tool which make it easier to develop e-learning courseware.

Adobe Captivate 5/5.5: Removing The Web Page Margin

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by Kevin Siegel    I received an email from a Captivate developer asking if it was possible to remove the white space that appears between the browser toolbars and SWF when a lesson is opened within a browser. In the image below, notice that there is white space above the SWF (just below the browser's menu bar).      Admittedly the space that appears above a SWF isn't huge and it's not something that I had spent time thinking about.

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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. Captivate offers four image quality levels you can specify. This option will result in the hightest quality images, but the largest published SWF.

Adobe RoboHelp: Embed Captivate HTML5 Output

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Adobe Captivate 6 introduced HTML5 output, allowing eLearning content to be interactive on mobile devices such as the iPhone and iPad. By combining Captivate's and RoboHelp's HTML5 outputs, you can easily support interactivity for iPhones and iPad in your help system.

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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.

Adobe Captivate 5.5: Flash Player Version Aversion

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Captivate 5.5 According to Adobe statistics, Flash Player version 10 and below is in use in 99.2% Learners attempting to open a SWF published to a more recent version of the Player than what is installed on their computer will be unable to view the lesson. by Kevin Siegel.

Adobe Captivate 6: Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning

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by Kevin Siegel    Several years ago I was in Canada teaching Captivate for a large Toronto-based company. We were just getting ready to cover the accessible features found in Captivate when I was informed that I could skip the section because Canadians were not required to create accessible content. During a  recent online Captivate class , students attended from several countries (including the United States, South America, Canada and Australia).

Adobe Captivate 6: Scalable HTML Content

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by Kevin Siegel    I've published a ton of eLearning lesson using Adobe Captivate, and I have seen the Publish dialog box more times than I can count. If you hadn't noticed the option in the lower right of the Captivate 6 Publish dialog box, join the crowd.  I was curious what the option would do, so I enabled it and published a SWF. Yes, Scalable HTML content works if you publish as a SWF or HTML5. Captivate eLearning HTML5

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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. When creating content within Adobe Captivate, avoid using Captivate features that are not supported by mobile devices (such as Flash animations or rollovers).

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. In the Demo mode, Captivate adds text captions using labels.

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.   Looking to learn Captivate quickly?

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Adobe Captivate 6: High Fidelity PowerPoint Imports

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Are you moving away from presentations and toward eLearning lessons created with Captivate? And are you bummed because all of that great PowerPoint content is basically going to have to be redone in Captivate? Don't You can import PowerPoint presentations into an existing Captivate project, or create a new Captivate project that uses the PowerPoint slides. Importing a PowerPoint presentation into Captivate couldn't be easier.

Creating Captivate Courses from Multiple Merged Microlearning Modules

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In this blog, we’re going to address how to take the small modules of microlearning you’ve created and combine them into one amazing over-arching course using the tools provided in Captivate. Multi-SCO Packager: This tool sits separate from Captivate itself. (C:Program

Publishing Adobe Captivate Projects: SWF, HTML5, or Both?

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by Kevin Siegel      If you attend our  Adobe Captivate Beginner class , you will learn how to publish projects as SWF (for desktop users) and HTML5 (for mobile users).  While HTML5 may one day completely replace SWF, today is not that day.

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.   Publishing a Video Demo (cpvc) might seem like a no-brainer if you have past exerience working with standard Captivate project (cptx). by Kevin Siegel.

"Adobe Captivate 7: The Essentials" Workbook Now Available

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I'm happy to report that my newest book, "Adobe Captivate 7: The Essentials"  is now available for purchase. "Adobe Captivate 7: The Essentials" is a self-paced training manual that teaches the core Adobe Captivate skills needed to create interactive eLearning and mLearning content. Adobe''s Technical Communication Suite Captivate eLearning Kindle mLearning Mobi Technical Communications Technology training

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eLearning: It's Time for Some Reflection

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Since I use Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate for my eLearning development, publishing projects as HTML5 would have taken care of his requirement. From there, Captivate or Storyline can be used to capture whatever is being done on the mobile device. Adobe Captivate

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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.

HTML5 Converter for Adobe Captivate 5.5 is here!

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I’m really excited to share with you that we have HTML5 Converter for Adobe Captivate 5.5 out on Adobe Labs. With the HTML5 Converter, you can easily convert Adobe Captivate generated SWF to HTML5 format and repurpose your countless hours of interactive trainings for your mobile devices that do not support Flash content. eLearning Suite Extending Captivate How do I. Rapid Authoring Training and Tutorials Whats new Adobe Captivate 5.5

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Adobe Captivate – The Ideal Systems Training Development Tool

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Adobe Captivate is the solution for this. Here are the steps to create software simulations with Adobe Captivate. Install the latest version of Adobe Captivate in your system and open it (the current version is Adobe Captivate 9).

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.

How to Merge Your Captivate Projects Into One Course

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Let’s discuss how to merge your Adobe Captivate course, or in other words, adding several courses into one mega awesome super-course! This idea is basically aggregating previously designed Captivate courses and adding them to the Table of Contents (TOC), so works as one course.

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SWF speaks to HTML page… through JavaScript!

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Most of us, sometime or the other, have had a need to manipulate the HTML page that contains the Captivate SWF file. The requirement may have been to display a custom message or change an image in the HTML page on click of a button inside the SWF. eLearning this week Extending Captivate How do I. Training and Tutorials Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5

High Fidelity Support for Microsoft® PowerPoint Files in Adobe® Captivate 6

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In Adobe Captivate 5.5, PPTX files were converted to PPT files during import and therefore some features of the PPTX files were not imported into Captivate projects. Adobe® Captivate 5.5 : PPTX -> PPT -> SWF Adobe® Captivate 6 supports direct conversion from PPTX to SWF without converting PPTX to PPT.

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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.   Adobe Presenter 9 and PowerPoint.   When working with Adobe Presenter and PowerPoint, there really isn't anything to migrate. Below are the individual tool groups you'll find on the Adobe Presenter tab.

Captivate Training: Customizing the Project Interface with Adobe Captivate 5

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Topic: Customizing the Project Interface with Adobe Captivate 5: TOC, skin editor and project resize Date and time: Thursday, April 14, 2011 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish for an introductory session on customizing the table of contents, playbar and the appearance of the final SWF. Training and Tutorials Adobe Captivate 5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2 playbar Rapid Authoring Rescale project skins Table of Contents

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Convert Captivate Quizzes to HTML5 Format

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In September, Adobe made the HTML5 Converter for Adobe Captivate available on Adobe Labs. According to Adobe, "With HTML5 Converter, you can easily convert Adobe Captivate generated SWF to HTML5 format and repurpose your countless hours of interactive trainings for mobile devices that do not support Flash content."