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).  Currently, the most common way to publish a Captivate project is as a Flash SWF, an excellent solution because SWF files provide the best multimedia experience for your learners. Of course, SWFs have a problem. SWF is still a very popular multimedia format.

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Old project(published as SWF in CP6), not working when republished for HTML5 in CP2017

Adobe Captivate

At that time), I preferred all my O/P publication in SWF. But as HTML5 is now growing as default standard, I just republished my old Captivate projects in HTML5, but it is not giving any output in HTML5. It gives problem the moment I add Random Question slide(from Q. I checked compatibility using HTML5 Tracker. Also checked for any transient effect and similar SWF component…. I used captivate CS 5.5 and then CS6 a lot in 2014. (At

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Adobe Captivate 6: HTML5 At Last!

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This week, HTML5. Currently the most common way to publish a Captivate project is as a Flash SWF, an excellent solution because SWF files can be used by the vast majority of the world's personal computers, browsers and operating systems. Your learners will not need Captivate installed on their computer to use a SWF, but they will need a modern web browser and the free Adobe Flash Player (www.adobe.com). Of course, SWFs have a problem.

objects disappearing after HTML5 publication

Adobe Captivate

I have a project that I was publishing in both html and swf. However, the client had issues with flash running properly and wants it in only html. that has caused problems. it works just fine in preview and swf. But when i go to publish it in only HTML5 i get this: So I have tried placing it everywhere within the timeline and saying display for rest of slide but it still wants to not appear after publication… any advice??? Hi everyone!!!

How will Flash’s demise affect your SCORM courses?

LearnUpon

Support for Adobe Flash Player ends in 2020. And as Flash has been integral to eLearning for over 20 years, it’s retirement will have a significant effect. What will you have to do to avoid problems in the future? Currently, you can export SCORM packages to Flash, HTML, or both. Flash is the most popular output type, so it’s likely that your courses are SWF Flash-based. SWF courses do not work on certain devices; Apple devices.

TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8: One Smart Player

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Arguably, the most common way to publish a Camtasia project is as a Flash SWF. This is an excellent solution because SWF files can be used by the vast majority of the world's personal computers, browsers and operating systems. Although your learners will not need Camtasia installed on their computer to use a SWF, they will need a modern web browser and the free Adobe Flash Player (www.adobe.com).   But SWFs have a problem.

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Captivate 2019 – 404 error after uploading to LMS

Adobe Captivate

I am publishing to HTML5 and uploading to my LMS server. I have published as both an SWF and an HTML5 and have had no problems playing it as a flash file but of course that create the Youtube issue. In order to take advantage of the embedded youtube video feature. Unfortunately when I try to launch the course, I get the 404 error – file or directory not found.

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Camtasia Studio vs Adobe Presenter: Working with PowerPoint Presentations

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Using Camtasia, you can add callouts, images, audio, Flash hotspots, animations, and even a quiz.). However, if there's a major problem with the video (perhaps you forgot to click something during the recording process), you'll pretty much need to remove the existing video from the Camtasia Timeline and re-record. Once you're finished, you'll use the Presentation group on the Adobe Presenter group to Publish the Presentation as either a SWF or PDF.

Things to Consider Before Investing in eLearning Development Tools

Hurix Digital

Flash (SWF files) created a revolution when it was first introduced in the use of graphics and interactive elements; however, it suffered a setback thanks to current trends in eLearning systems and gradually lost relevance. In fact, Flash will be outdated next year (2020) and no longer be supported on most web browsers and so it is advisable to avoid course output in this format. Now it may be that you already have some online courses in Flash. Overview.

Adobe Captivate & RoboHelp: Incorporate eLearning within a Help System

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When creating content within Adobe Captivate, avoid using Captivate features that are not supported by mobile devices (such as Flash animations or rollovers). Prior to publishing a lesson, choose Project > HTML5 Tracker to open the HTML5 Tracker (shown below). If the HTML5 Tracker displays any Unsupported objects, consider visiting the affected slides and removing those objects. by Kevin Siegel.

mLearning: The Time is Now

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In what may be another boon for mLearning, last week Google released a beta tool called Swiffy , a free Flash to HTML5 converter. My first thought about Swiffy was that it would solve a LOT of the problems I hear with SWF content not playing on Apple devices like the iPad. However, I do think Swiffy will evolve and it won't be long before more elaborate Flash content (such as SWFs created with Captivate) will be easily converted to HTML5.

The 4 S’s of mobile design

E-Learning Provocateur

Besides, if you are relying on bells and whistles to engage your audience, there are deeper problems you need to address. That means I need to account for Flash compatibility. Given the iPhone can’t play swf files, I have to make sure I either don’t use them or I use an alternative format – potentially HTML5. Who knows… maybe Apple will do a backflip and start playing swf’s after all?

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Creating Captivate Courses from Multiple Merged Microlearning Modules

eLearning Brothers

This only publishes in SWF format so it may not be the most useful in an age when HTML5 is quickly gaining popularity over Flash. The problem with this is that it’s very hard to maintain a table of contents and each course has it’s own SCORM data. E Pluribus Unum, the motto of the United States. We look at it practically every day as it is emblazoned across our currency, but do we actually know what it means?

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What’s Hot with Articulate 360? – Part 7: Engage 360

CommLab India

Flash objects and interactivities in the SWF format can be inserted. Quizzes can be published to Flash, HTML5, and Articulate Player, a native mobile app available in iOS and Android flavors. You can render double-byte character sets (DBCS), used in languages such as Chinese, Japanese and Korean, without any problems. Welcome to the seventh post of the series.

What’s Hot with Articulate 360? – Part 5: Presenter

CommLab India

Add SWF files, Captivate movies, and Camtasia screencasts to your course. HTML5 gestures such as swiping, dragging, and pinch-to-zoom are well-supported, and this goes a long way in facilitating effective learning on mobile devices. Option to publish your web-based courses to Flash, HTML5, and Articulate Mobile Player (AMP), a native mobile app available in both iOS and Android versions. The language of Flash and HTML5-based courses can be identified by screen readers.

Interactivity in Software Tutorials?

Adobe Captivate

At this moment the biggest problem with software simulations are the slides which cannot be interactive because they show mouse movements/scrolling/dragging. Those are SWF-based but will be converted to MP4 when publishing to HTML5. Standalone version (exe): not sure what the future will be when Flash Player has died. Intro.

Reflections on Captivate 2017

Adobe Captivate

You’ll have to reset it to 100% before the recording to avoid problems. If Flash player is enabled in your browser, you can test this movie (SWF) online in my personal blog. You can download the published HTML5 version from this link. Intro. About two weeks ago Captivate 10, now labeled Captivate 2017 was released. If you did visit my blog in the past, you know that I prefer to wait a while before posting my first impressions.

Two weeks with Captivate 2017

Adobe Captivate

You’ll have to reset it to 100% before the recording to avoid problems. If Flash player is enabled in your browser, you can test this movie (SWF) online in my personal blog. You can download the published HTML5 version from this link. Intro. About two weeks ago Captivate 10, now labeled Captivate 2017 was released. If you did visit my blog in the past, you know that I prefer to wait a while before posting my first impressions.

Product Review Raptivity

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In order to achieve that, you have to buy all their packs and the HTML5 pack. Before you use the product, you must have Flash 8.0 AICC, 508 and SWF. Javascript, Flash Shared Object. File options: Single Flash, Multiple File Format or Mobile output. Raptivity, has an identify problem. Product: Raptivity. Raptivity is an interaction tool.