SWF speaks to HTML page… through JavaScript!

Adobe Captivate

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. Training and Tutorials Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5

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

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Captivate offers four image quality levels you can specify. While your published SWF will be smaller when compared to using the other modes listed here, this setting will lower the quality of the published images so much, you may not like it. According to Adobe, "This option works well for most images and for all the screen recorded content, but can fail if the image contains too many colors or many colors with different transparencies."


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Adobe eLearning Suite Announced

Steve Howard

Adobe , Captivate , ELS , eLearning Suite , Device Central. Adobe has released the eagerly-awaited eLearning Suite. Offering seven innovative applications in one complete, integrated package, Adobe eLearning Suite combines full new versions of: Adobe Captivate® 4 Go beyond screen capture to author rich eLearning experiences. Adobe Photoshop® CS4 Extended Discover new dimensions in digital imaging.

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Adobe Captivate 5.5: Lowering the Size of Published SWFs

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Fortunately, adding interactivity to a lesson does not negatively impact the size of the published SWF. Rather, imported assets such as audio, video and images are the main culprits behind SWF bloat. There are some things that you can do while working in Captivate that may lower the size of the published SWF. However, if you can trim the lesson down to 2-3 minutes of playtime, you'll save on SWF file size. by Kevin Siegel.

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.

Adobe Captivate 6: HTML5 At Last!

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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). As an alternative to publishing a SWF, you can publish as HTML5.

shifting to adobe eLearning suite - bring existing content to captivate

Adobe Captivate

Adobe eLearning suite is a complete toolbox for authoring rich learning content and you won’t need any additional software to meet your eLearning authoring needs. In my previous post I discussed how you can reuse your old Articulate content when you migrate to the eLearning Suite. In this post we will see how you can reuse your old Raptivity files inside Adobe Captivate 4 which is a part of Adobe eLearning suite. Download this swf file.

"Adobe Captivate 7: The Essentials" Workbook Now Available

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You’ll learn how to control the mouse pointer and add such standard objects as text captions, images, and highlight boxes. Finally, you’ll learn to publish your project in SWF and HTML5 formats so that your content can be uploaded to a web server for consumption on virtually any device, including the iPad, iPhone and other mobile devices. Adobe''s Technical Communication Suite Captivate eLearning Kindle mLearning Mobi Technical Communications Technology training

Adobe Captivate & RoboHelp: Incorporate eLearning within a Help System

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Contain an image or eLearning simulation/demonstration to support the text. For instance, in the image below, I've specifically deselected the Close option (lower left). If the learner is going to use a standard Windows PC or Macintosh computer, SWF output is fine. From within the Adobe Captivate Demo dialog box, use the Browse button to the right of Multimedia Name and open the SWF; use the Browse button to the right of HTML5 Output and open the HTML5 start page.

Adobe Captivate 6: One Quick Way to Purge Unsupported HTML5 Objects

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I pointed out that HTML5 is an alternative publishing format to a SWF. For example, Rollover Captions, Rollover Images and SWF animations are not HTML5 compliant. Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Captivate eLearning HTML5by Kevin Siegel    I wrote about the HTML5 output option available in Adobe Captivate 6 a  few months ago.

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. At the Adobe Learning Summit, Adobe demonstrated the next version of Captivate, and also previewed the new Adobe eLearning Suite. Adobe says it’s OK to blog about the next version of Captivate and the up-coming eLearning Suite, so here we go.

Shifting to Adobe eLearning suite – reuse existing Articulate Engage and Quizmaker content

Adobe Captivate

articulate engage , adobe captivate , migration , reuse elearning content , adobe elearning suite. Adobe presenter is a part of Adobe eLearning suite. Publish the Captivate project to a swf. Click here or the image below to see a Adobe Captivate 4 demo on how to do it. In previous posts we have seen how we can reuse Articulate Presenter files by converting it to Adobe Presenter files.

iSpring: How Can I Add a Watermark to My Presentation?

eLearning Brothers

Learn more about the iSpring Suite program here. PowerPoint allows you to use an image, text, or a WordArt object as a watermark. Select the image you would like to use as a watermark, and click “Insert.”. If you need to, you can change the size of the image and its position on the slide. Pull the corner of the image to increase or reduce its size, and then drag and drop it where you want it to be. Guest post by Polina Khizhnyak from iSpring.

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Adobe Captivate: Repurpose Preferences

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For instance, in the images below, I accessed the Preferences dialog box and set the Preferences on some of the screens. In the SWF Size and Quality area, I set the quality to Medium. Adobe''s Technical Communication Suite Captivate eLearning mLearning Technical Communications Technology training by Kevin Siegel.

Discovering Adobe InDesign for eLearning

Integrated Learnings

You can create and edit images for your eLearning using Adobe PhotoShop and Illustrator. Adobe InDesign is probably best suited for creating job aids in a PDF format. Flash Player (SWF). One problem that I did run into with InDesign was using Flash (SWF) files imbedded into the document. However, for others, strange things would happen, such as a black background showing up behind text or moving images in the Flash element, making it very hard to read or view.

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Key update for Adobe Presenter

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Presenter, one of the key rapid authoring tools in the Adobe eLearning suite , will be releasing an important product update in the next few weeks. This release would include enhancements for improving the flash conversion fidelity of embedded images in PowerPoint. adobe presenter , adobe elearning suite , powerpoint to swf conversion. Tags: eLearning Suite

How will Flash’s demise affect your SCORM courses?


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. A complete redesign of the courses to suit HTML5. Don’t create any more course content that is Flash SWF based. Check the box beside “include HTML5 output” As you can see in the image, you can choose HTML5, Flash or a combination of the two. Support for Adobe Flash Player ends in 2020.

Adobe Captivate 5: Preload Your Corporate Brand

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In fact, the learner will have to wait for a specific percentage of the SWF to downloaded. The time it takes for that percentage to be reached depends on two things: the size of the SWF you published and the speed of the learner's internet connection. You have the ability to use Captivate's Preloader feature to both control what the learner sees as they wait for the lesson to begin, and the percentage of the SWF that must be downloaded before the lesson will begin to play.

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.).            As with Camtasia, you'll use the Presenter tools to add audio, images, videos, and a quiz. 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.

Captivate - Acrobat Integration

Adobe Captivate

The Adobe eLearning Suite integrates Adobe Captivate and Adobe Acrobat Pro to help you create a PDF portfolio containing your Captivate movies, complete with rich navigation. In the published folder, you will now get a PDF file which contains the embedded Captivate SWF. This can be done using Acrobat 9 Pro which is part of your Adobe eLearning Suite. Please click on the image to view the PDF portfolio created for the above tutorial. Tags: eLearning Suite

10 PPT to SCORM Converters

Ed App

With isEazy , you can create PPT to SCORM courses by exporting PowerPoint slides into isEazy as images where multiple formats are available. You can choose to do an image plus text, card, or hot spots. Features: Course editor, Interactive platform, Slides, WYSIWYG editor, Personalized images, and more. With this program, users can generate either 1 solid small web format file (SWF) or a series of SWF files.

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Articulate ’09: Tips for Resolving Common Issues

Upside Learning

Articulate’s suite of products rate high in the rapid authoring segment. If your project uses relatively less graphs, then converting the graphs to images and importing them into Articulate can be an effective solution. However, if your project is graph-heavy, then images may not be a good idea. To get around this, we created a new custom certificate wherein the HTML file containing the certificate SWF file extracts the user name from the LMS using a SCORM API.

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15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning - Mobile

And you can also add animation to callouts, images, videos, and more. Swiffy converts SWF files to HTML5. Apart from supporting many common SWF features such as vector graphics, embedded fonts, images and timeline animation, it also converts basic ActionScript 2.0 It comes bundled with a suite of multimedia development tools and allows you to publish to the web, mobile and tablets and CD and DVDs if that’s what you need!

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Compressing Media in Your E-Learning Authoring Tools

E-learning Uncovered

You can use one of the pre-set options or customize the quality settings for both images and audio. Each image is analyzed, and the best setting is chosen (based on whether it is a screen shot, a photo, etc.). The Optimized for CD-ROM Delivery option uses minimal compression for audio (128 kpbs) and images. When you check the Custom (Advanced) option, you can then set your own image and audio quality settings.

Adobe Captivate 6 Tutorials

Adobe Captivate

You can also customize themes to suit your requirements. Learn how to add a new dimension to text, images, and even videos using reflections. Learn how to group a set of smart shapes, images, or other objects so that you can work with them collectively. By publishing eLearning content as both SWF and HTML5, learners can begin the course on either their desktop or mobile device, pause it, and then resume it on the same or another device.

Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

Otherwise, I might show up at the conference looking like a doofus in a leisure suit. I start by picking a color from the he image using Pixie. Preview Flash content on your computer: SWF Player and FLV Player [ original post ]. Photo Resizer : use this application to quickly resize images to a specific resolution. Image Tuner : resize, rename, and convert image formats with this free tool. Picnik : web-based image editor. Stock Image Resources.

Elearning applications


CamStudio - (Authoring Tool) CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs). Xerte - (Authoring Tool) The Xerte Project provides a full suite of open source tools for e-Learning developers and content authors producing interactive learning materials.

Great FREE Software Downloads

The eLearning Coach

It’s the free alternative to the Microsoft Office Suite. GIMP is one of the better, if not the best, downloadable image editing and manipulation applications around. For more on free editing tools, see Image and Optimization Editors in the Resources section. Picasa is the other popular image editor and its from Google. I don’t mean to sound dated, but sometimes I use the type of software that installs on my hard drive rather than an online application.

Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

eLearning 24-7

Another vendor, Xplana.com allows you to create communities, share the content (courses, books, presentations, video, audio, images, etc.) Adobe Learning Suite only works on 32 bit computers. are telling me of problems when they try to use a SWF from the program into Articulate. As a result of this issue, people have to insert the SWF as a web object.

Selection in Agile Learning Design

Big Dog, Little Dog

Rather than putting a lot of text into an elearning program that requires the learners to click the next button 10 to 30 times, put it in a PDF that is more suited for this type of content. Flash file (swf): Shockwave Flash file. xml file: This is the file that the swf app reads. While I have not tried it, you could probably add images to the questions/answers.

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Rapid Authoring Tips to Tackle Legacy Flash eLearning Content


The content in your eLearning courses may appear lost without the source files, but you can use a piece of software called a Flash decompiler to extract images, audio, video, animations, and text from Flash content. Sothink SWF Decompiler is a paid solution, but includes a 30-day free trial.