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).      Publishing in Captivate takes your source content and outputs it into a format that can be consumed (viewed) by the learner. When trying to access SWF content, those learners will be met with a warning that SWFs are not supported. SWF and HTML5 versions.

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What about all those old SWF files?

Adobe Captivate

I’ve seen several posts related to the SWF output and the lack of browser support or simply having issues playing them. I also have a number of projects that were published as SWF from old versions of Captivate. In many cases, all I have any longer is the final SWF. I utilize a small little SWF player that has, for me, worked very well – and the price is right (FREE)! The post What about all those old SWF files?

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eLearning: Adobe Captivate and Microsoft PowerPoint

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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. During the import process, Captivate includes the ability to create a link between a Captivate project and PowerPoint presentation.

Adobe Captivate 5.5: Flash Player Version Aversion

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

One of the big decisions you will need to make during the Publish process ( File > Publish ) is which Flash Player to choose from the Flash Player Version drop-down menu. Captivate 5.5 sports three versions of the Flash Player: 9, 10 and 10.2. According to Adobe statistics, Flash Player version 10 and below is in use in 99.2% Flash Player version 10.3 In other cases, learners using an older version of the Player will simply see a blank, white page.

Video files not embedding and loading properly on swf publish

Adobe Captivate

I am attempting to embed short (10 sec) video files to a captivate 2019 project and publish it as an swf file. When viewing the swf file, the videos appear to be attempting to load (i get loader icon indications) but the video never loads. The previews within captivate play perfectly (preview>project), and it’s only upon publishing and reviewing the file that I get issues. I need this video saved into the swf file, if at all possible.

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Adobe Captivate: Force Re-Publish

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel    One of the wonderful hidden advantages of using Captivate 5 and 5.5 over older versions of the program is the overall speed of the publishing process. In legacy versions of Captivate, it could easily take 3-5 minutes to publish a moderately-sized project as a SWF. With Captivate 5 (and 5.5), I've seen my publishing wait time lower by as much as 95%. Looking to learn Captivate quickly?

"Adobe Captivate 7: The Essentials" Workbook Now Available

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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. You’ll learn to leverage and enrich existing Microsoft PowerPoint presentations by importing and linking into new or existing Captivate projects.

Convert Captivate Quizzes to HTML5 Format

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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."

Time to Migrate eLearning Courses from Flash to HTML5

Hurix Digital

Given that Flash will become obsolete by next year, it becomes imperative for publishers to migrate their existing eLearning content from Flash to HTML5 , which offers several benefits such as: Lower Development Costs: With HTML 5 you can use a single batch of code to convert your files from SWF to HTML5 files. And as 2020 is just a few months away, if you have not already converted your SWF files into HTML 5, it’s time you do it now!

Captivate HTML5 – Audio Doesn’t Play in Moodle

Adobe Captivate

I created a set of SCORM packages for online training purposes, using Captivate 2017. Last year, using the same programs (slightly older versions), and processes, I published these packages as swf files, and the audio played without any issues. The audio plays in Captivate Preview, but when I upload them as SCORM files to Moodle, the audio only plays on the first slide. The post Captivate HTML5 – Audio Doesn’t Play in Moodle appeared first on eLearning.

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Reflections on Captivate 2017

Adobe Captivate

About two weeks ago Captivate 10, now labeled Captivate 2017 was released. When using the Submit All feature for a quiz, up till now it was not possible to localize this popup dialog box (style can be changed using the Object Style Manager): In Captivate 2017, the dialog box whidh appears when you click the option ‘Submit All Messages in Quiz, Preferences has all you need to localize everything. In previous versions this dialog box had only 3 items. Intro.

Two weeks with Captivate 2017

Adobe Captivate

About two weeks ago Captivate 10, now labeled Captivate 2017 was released. Captivate 9 was the first release which could be used on retina screens. After the capture process you had to edit that same file again to be able to use Captivate on that screen. In Captivate 2017 this is no longer necessary, thanks to the Adobe team! In Captivate 9 there were only available as simple actions (Actions Tab dropdown list). Intro.

How to Publish SCORM Content in Adobe Captivate

LearnUpon

Adobe Captivate is one of the best authoring tools available to eLearning professionals. In this tutorial, we show you how to publish SCORM content in Adobe Captivate so you can import it to your LMS. Adobe Captivate makes publishing eLearning content as a SCORM file simple. This guide shows you how to choose the right settings for publishing SCORM content in Captivate so you can import it to your learning management system (LMS). LearnUpon uses SCORM version 1.2.

5 Advantages of using Adobe Captivate 9

CommLab India

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. And its latest version, Adobe Captivate 9, is no different. Wondering what Adobe Captivate 9 is all about? Like I mentioned earlier, Adobe Captivate is the ideal choice for creating software simulations.

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. How to record a software simulation in Adobe Captivate. To create a software simulation in Captivate, double-click the “Software Simulation” icon on the welcome screen, or select the icon and click the Create button.

Two weeks with Captivate 2017

Adobe Captivate

About two weeks ago Captivate 10, now labeled Captivate 2017 was released. Captivate 9 was the first release which could be used on retina screens. After the capture process you had to edit that same file again to be able to use Captivate on that screen. In Captivate 2017 this is no longer necessary, thanks to the Adobe team! In Captivate 9 there were only available as simple actions (Actions Tab dropdown list). Intro.

First Reflections on Version 11.5.0.

Adobe Captivate

Usually I will not talk about a new version immediately after its release. It has been possible to fill a shape with an image since version 6. In version 11.5 A setup with 3 buttons like in this screenshot was not possible in previous versions, because the bounding boxes are overlapping: The screenshot may look blurry (has been converted to bitmap here) but the original SVG’s in Captivate are really crisp. Intro.

First Reflections on Version 11.5.0.437

Adobe Captivate

Usually I will not talk about a new version immediately after its release. It has been possible to fill a shape with an image since version 6. In version 11.5 A setup with 3 buttons like in this screenshot was not possible in previous versions, because the bounding boxes are overlapping: The screenshot may look blurry (has been converted to bitmap here) but the original SVG’s in Captivate are really crisp. Intro.

Flash Export in Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate

In previous versions of Captivate, for this feature to work, Flash needs to be installed on the same machine from where you want to export. This will show a Export dialog in Captivate unlike the earlier versions which show an Import dialog inside Flash. Clicking on export will export the Captivate project to a FLA file. Along with the FLA file, any dependent SWF files or ActionScript files will be placed in the same folder as the FLA file.

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Adobe Captivate – The Ideal Systems Training Development Tool

CommLab India

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). Once you stop the recording, Adobe Captivate will process it into individual screens where each mouse click will be one screen. You can publish the simulation to the SWF and HTML formats, together or individually.

Importance of Captivate’s Events?

Adobe Captivate

A trial version is available. InfoSemantics used to have a SWF widget (EventHandler), worked great, but with the EOL of Flash player for all browsers, not so useful anymore. The post Importance of Captivate’s Events? Intro. Over 6 years ago I published a blog post explaining the importance of Events in the application. I also offered for free a table describing all the possible events. Meanwhile new features have been added, the User interface has changes.

How to Publish SCORM Content in Adobe Captivate

LearnUpon

Adobe Captivate is one of the best authoring tools available to eLearning professionals. In this tutorial, we show you how to publish SCORM content in Adobe Captivate so you can import it to your LMS. Adobe Captivate makes publishing eLearning content as a SCORM file simple. We’ll publish content as SCORM version 1.2. This is the version that is compatible with LearnUpon LMS. For this adobe captivate tutorial we will focus on the reporting options.

Captivate: if I output to HTML, I have to un-check “Auto Label” box in “Item Accessibility” and enter my own text?

Adobe Captivate

HOWEVER, it seems like the auto label feature for accessibility is only applicable for SWF output (FLASH?). Will it change eventually in 2017 or 2019 version? The post Captivate: if I output to HTML, I have to un-check “Auto Label” box in “Item Accessibility” and enter my own text? I am trying to create accessible e-Learning. Also, I am required to output my course file in HTML format.

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Secrets of Timeline(s) in Captivate – Intro

Adobe Captivate

Happy New Year 2017 to all Captivate users! Quite a while ago I wrote an article about Timeline secrets in Captivate 5: Tiny Timeline Tidbits. Since the change in the UI with Captivate 8 , the newbie User Interface minimizes the Timeline panel by default which is really a pity (personal opinion). Timeline panel, in collaboration with the Timing Properties panel is at the core of the Captivate application(s). Intro.

Nearly Instant Download & Playback of Captivate Files Online

Adobe Captivate

People often ask me about Captivate file sizes and how to optimize the learner experience accessing online content. I've posted a short video below (available along with many others on YouTube's Adobe eLearning Channel as well) that demonstrates how I easily shrunk a 26 minute Captivate 5 file to a 12 MB SWF and how I used one of Captivate's many preloaders to make the file start after downloading about 120 kb. (It

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Mouse click on project slide finishes all animations on slide.

Adobe Captivate

I have a Captivate project loaded from MS Power Point, linked with high fidelity and slide duration, set to advance automatically. This occurs in the swf version and in the slide preview on Captivate, strangely not in the HTML5 version. HTML5/SWF Preview/Publish Question Adobe Captivate Animation MS PowerPoint q&as questionPower Point slide has no mouse-click transitions or animations.

Captivate Widgets Tutorial: Create your first Widget

Adobe Captivate

In this post I am going to help you create your first Captivate Widget in just a few steps. And by the end of this post you will be able to actually see your widget in Action inside Captivate. Launch Captivate and do a File->New->Widget in Flash. Choose Widget type -> Static and ActionScript Version-> ActionScript2.0. We make this change to ensure that the final widget consumes minimum real estate on the Captivate slide. Tags: Extending Captivate

Small Microsoft PowerPoint & Adobe Flash Objects in Captivate 4 after Flash Player 10.1 Installation

Adobe Captivate

you may notice that imported Powerpoint images and SWF animations appear smaller in the Edit area and Storyboard. This issue affects authoring space appearance of several Captivate objects, like the FMR animations, text animations, any third party animations and widgets. using "Start: Control Panel: Add or Remove Programs," restart your computer and then install the previous version of Flash Player - 10.0.45.2. After upgrading to Flash Player 10.1,

Publishing a responsive project to Moodle (Html only)

Adobe Captivate

Right now im struggeling to 1) publish my project as a html-only version and get it to work on moodle (optimally with LMS SCORM 1.2). A second Issue im Having ist that suddenly, 2) my preview (full project) and published versions only show slides 1-10 and the rest of the slides (approx. I’m confused by the facts that the ZIP still contains the.swf and the.pdf versions as I thought it’s only possible to publish it in html. Hi everyone and a good day to you!

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HTML Slides invisible/missing in published/preview Content

Adobe Captivate

I am using CP8 (Version 8.0.3.290) to create and publish a SCORM course. After that point, the course shows the background only and the console has an object undefined error (Tested in Chrome Version 70.0.3538.102 (Official Build) (64-bit, Edge.). The SWF output contains the entire course (136 slides) but the HTML5 output stops at slide 40 and simply shows the background. I do not experience any of this in the SWF version.

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HTML preview/output not working

Adobe Captivate

SWF in Browser works as well. – Reinstall latest Firefox version. I am using the latest Adobe Captivate Version. HTML5/SWF Preview/Publish Question Captivate 2019 release html5/swf preview/publish questionDear Adobe Community, Currently my html preview/output is not working and I wonder if you can help me with that. Yesterday I updated an old non-responsive design project which had been working fine so far.

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Copying into objects that have States OR converting a group into a state

Adobe Captivate

A colleague and I are converting a lot of Captivate 5.5 old swf based elearning into Captivate 2017 HTML5 versions. Surely this is something we can do in Captivate 2017? Objects Question States captivate 2017 questionHi there. the HTML Tracker tool is excellent for this. In the past, previous developers were creating multiple roll overs using widgets that we are breaking into, copying out the content in situ and pasting on the stage outside of the widget.

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How to Convert Flash courses to HTML5 Efficiently

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Flash SWF Course files created Using Bespoke Adobe Flash FLA: Mostly, these cannot be quickly converted to HTML5 elearning. Some assets can be extracted from published SWF output, more assets can be extracted if you have the FLA files. Scenario A: You have only the published SWF output. The more recent version of source files you have, the better the chance that you could quickly convert these to HTML5 using the latest software to republish old courses.

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Captivate Tips for Beginners Part III: Adding Text Animation

eLearning Brothers

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. swf or.gif). How to Use Captivate Text Animations. Here is an important tip adding Captivate Animation text! How to Move Text with Captivate Effects. swf or.gif).

Australia’s Nobel Laureates

E-Learning Provocateur

Step 2: Import into Captivate. After I got all my images in order, I inserted each one onto its own slide in Adobe Captivate 3, ensuring the canvas size was exactly the same as the image dimensions (in this case, 1024 x 768). My friend and Captivate guru, Marnie Bristow , tells me this glitch has been fixed in the latest version of the software. Resize the project in Captivate; or. The Nobel Prizes will be announced next week in Norway and Sweden.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate

What is the 2017 release of Adobe Captivate? The 2017 release of Adobe Captivate empowers you to leap ahead with a smart eLearning design platform that does the heavy lifting of creating responsive eLearning content. Transform* legacy Adobe Captivate non-mobile courses into fully responsive mLearning content. courses created with Adobe Captivate 8 and 9. Who should use the 2017 release of Adobe Captivate? To download a trial version, visit [link].

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A simple interactive learning object

E-Learning Provocateur

Step 2: Import into Captivate. After I got all my images in order, I inserted each one onto its own slide in Adobe Captivate, ensuring the canvas size was exactly the same as the image dimensions (in this case, 1024 x 768). My friend and Captivate guru, Marnie Bristow , tells me this glitch has been fixed in the latest version of the software. Resize the project in Captivate; or. The Nobel Prizes will be announced next week in Norway and Sweden.

Converting Microsoft PowerPoint presentations to HTML5 (web pages)

Adobe Captivate

Products used in this example: Adobe Captivate (2017 release). If you do not have the 2017 release of Adobe Captivate, download a trial version of Captivate. To install Captivate, follow the installation instructions here. Import the presentation in Captivate. Open Adobe Captivate. If you are on a Mac, you’ll find your installed version of Captivate under Applications. Then set the output format to HTML5 (you can turn off SWF.)

Adobe shows off Captivate 4 and the Adobe eLearning Suite

Steve Howard

At the Adobe Learning Summit in San Jose, November 10th, Adobe showed several exciting new features from the next version of Captivate and from the up-coming eLearning Suite. Adobe Captivate ‘Next’ I have been beta testing Captivate 4 for several months, so I was pleased to be invited by Adobe to the Adobe Learning Summit in San Jose on Monday 10th November. AIR review tool Perhaps the most exciting new feature in Captivate 4 is the AIR Review feature.

Using Captivate 2017 I can’t publish html5 nor preview, Can you please help me to fix it?

Adobe Captivate

I have installed the latest version of Captivate. I tried to publish and preview my project in both swf and html5, but it shows a spinning gif on a white page. Discussion CaptivateThe html5 does not load at all on any browser. I restarted my computer and got the same result. Can you please help me to fix it?

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