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. While HTML5 may one day completely replace SWF, today is not that day. SWF and HTML5 versions.

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What's Up With the "Enable SWF for conversion to iPhone application" Option?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Question About Adobe Captivate 5: What's Up With the "Enable SWF for conversion to iPhone application" Option? I know that Apple and Adobe are at war with regards to SWF output playing on the iPhone or iPad. But I just noticed in Adobe Captivate 5 that there is a check box when you publish that says: "Enable SWF for conversion to iPhone application."

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Flash to HTML5 – Swiffy From Google

Upside Learning

This has come just in time for mLearning implementers; there is a new tool out in Google Labs called Swiffy that let’s one convert flash animation (swf files) to a device independent HTML5. Simply put, this will allow existing libraries of flash animation content to be ported to devices that run iOS – iPhones, iPads, and iPods. We’ve been experiementing with Swiffy for a few hours now and it seems to do quite a decent job of converting SWF files.

Something You Won't See on The iPad

eLearning Cyclops

[link] The devices shown have Adobe Flash, but the iPad does not. So much e-learning is made in Flash, or published as SWF files, and iPad users will not have access to it. What a shame. flash

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My date with Adobe Captivate 5.5 and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3… at HTML5 Restaurant!

Adobe Captivate

When I thought of creating some content in HTML5 for my iPad, the first thing that crossed my mind was Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3. captivate training HTML5 iPad publish to HTML5 rapid elearning authoring tools SWF to HTML5Photography is one of my hobbies and I’m sure it’s the same with some of you reading this post. I not only appreciate it but have also seen a lot of my photographer [.].

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning

Last week I asked if you had thought about mEnabling your eLearning for iPads (mEnabling, is what we are calling the process of getting your existing eLearning to run on iPads and other tablets) but didn’t really tell you how? One of the best tools, if you are already using Articulate, to convert your existing (Articulate based) courses to run on iPads, other tablets and mobile devices. Swiffy converts SWF files to HTML5.

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Convert Your Cool Captivate Quizzes to HTML5 Format!

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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. Assessment HTML5 iPad iPhone Quiz rapid elearning testIn September, we made the HTML5 Converter for Adobe Captivate available on Adobe Labs.

Adobe Captivate 6: HTML5 At Last!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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.

Adobe Captivate 6: Scalable HTML Content

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I was curious what the option would do, so I enabled it and published a SWF. However, with  Scalable HTML content  enabled in my test project, the published SWF always resized to fit my browser window (proportionally), no matter how big or small I made my browser window. I was concerned that the quality of the SWF would suffer if I made my browser window too big (I have a pretty large display). Yes, Scalable HTML content works if you publish as a SWF or HTML5.

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Adobe Captivate: Live, Online Training Now Available in Central European Time Zone Hours

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

And you will learn how to publish your lessons for the widest possible audience including how to output both Flash (SWF) and HTML5 (so that your lessons will play on such mobile devices as the Apple iPad). Due to popular demand from our friends in Europe, we're now offering our top rated Captivate training during Central European Time Zone hours! 

eLearning: It's Time for Some Reflection

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Here are the steps I took to create an interactive a simulation of my iPad in Adobe Captivate: To begin, I downloaded and installed the  Reflector  program to my MacBook Pro. I made sure that my MacBook Pro and my iPad were on the same wireless network, then I started Reflector on my Mac. I switched to my iPad and enabled AirPlay. My iPad is using iOS8. Like magic, my iPad was projected to my MacBook Pro. The image below is my iPad's settings.

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Adobe Captivate 6: Delivering Standalone eLearning Lessons

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If the learner is going to access the lesson over the internet (either from a web server or an LMS), publishing SWF and/or HTML5 is the way to go. If you decide to publish a SWF, the learner will use a web browser to access the lesson. In addition to the web browser, the learner must have the free Adobe Flash Player on the computer to view the SWF. Learners need only use a device, or browser, that supports HTML5 (such as the Safari browser found on the iPad and the iPhone).

TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8: One Smart Player

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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).

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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. In the Multimedia Name field, open the swf you published from Captivate. by Willam Van Weelden.

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Smokescreen – The Future Of Flash Player?

Upside Learning

Smokescreen project is an effort to bring Flash player to the iPhone/iPad without installing the Flash plug-in. For now this project is targeted at advertisers to enable them to run Flash ads on the iPhone/iPad. Here is a video demonstration of a Flash ad running on an iPad using Smokescreen –. Primarily, it reads the binary SWF file and renders its animation and audio content to standard web compliant format.

"Adobe Captivate 7: The Essentials" Workbook Now Available

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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. I'm happy to report that my newest book, "Adobe Captivate 7: The Essentials"  is now available for purchase. A hard copy of the book can be purchased directly from IconLogic's website.

"Adobe Captivate 9: The Essentials Workbook" Now Shipping

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  Last, but not least, 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. We are proud to announce that our newest book, "Adobe Captivate 9: The Essentials Workbook" has begun shipping. 

Adobe Captivate & RoboHelp: Incorporate eLearning within a Help System

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When the topic is displayed in a web browser, mobile device (iPad, iPhone, etc) or HTML Help, the lesson will play (and remain interactive). If the learner is going to use a standard Windows PC or Macintosh computer, SWF output is fine. However, if your learner is going to be using an Apple mobile device such as an iPad or iPhone, you'll need to select HTML5 from the Output Format Options area. by Kevin Siegel.

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. Unlike SWFs, projects published as HTML5 will not only play on the Apple  iPad, iPhone and the iPod, but the lessons will retain any interactivity that you added to the slides (such as click boxes and buttons). For example, Rollover Captions, Rollover Images and SWF animations are not HTML5 compliant.

Apple Vs Adobe: Impact On Mobile Learning Development

Upside Learning

for developing iPhone and iPad applications. As per the new agreement developers can use only C, C++, Objective-C, and JavaScript to develop iPad/iPhone apps. Some companies like PhoneGap , Appcelerator and Unity3d having cross compiler products [that can publish the same code for iPhone/iPad or other mobile devices] have clarified or assured that the apps developed using their tools would still be accepted by Apple but there is no official response from Adobe on this.

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Flash in eLearning - Seven Traps to Avoid

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

SWF) will play okay regardless of the frame rate. When delivering the SWF, make sure to maintain the relative path, or else your content will not play because of broken link. The iPad trap If you wish to deliver your interactive eLearning on iPad (or iPhone or iTouch) then you will need to consider HTML5 in the place of Flash

Content Authoring with Video Interactions

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Various types of video such as AVI, MPG and SWF are supported. On the output side, Elicitus allows you to choose from many form factors to suit the needs to diverse screens such as iPad, smart phones, laptops and so forth. Trainers have long known the importance of video in all types of training. Digital video has now become so commonplace that nearly everyone knows how to shoot video using a camera or a smart phone, upload it to Youtube and share it with others.

Future Of Flash Is Open Source

Upside Learning

Adobe has released SWF specifications till its version 10. Also there are implementations like Frash and Smokescreen that are attempting to run Flash content on unsupported devices like iPhones and iPads. Adobe, recently announced moving their open-source development to Sourceforge. Looks like a desire to speed up their open-source development around the Flash platform. The new portal called Open@Adobe will hold Adobe’s open source projects in coming days.

mLearning: The Time is Now

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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. by AJ George   The push for mobile learning (mLearning) has been a surprisingly long one. Last year we talked about how mLearning wasn't quite ready , but we threw out some technical tips in case you were ready to dive in. Almost a year later we noted that the Horizon Report slated adoption of mLearning for one year or less.

How to Publish SCORM Content in Adobe Captivate

LearnUpon

Output Format: Here you can choose to publish your SCORM as Flash (SWF), or HTML5, or both. If you publish to Flash (SWF), your learners can view the course on their desktop computers. If you publish to HTML5, your learners can view the course on iPads and mobile devices. If you publish to both SWF and HTML5, the learner can view the course on desktop computers, iPads, and mobile devices (The 2017 version features only an option of HTML for output).

Raptivity Essential : Now Build HTML5 and Flash Interactions Simultaneously

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

As Harbinger Knowledge Products unveils a brand new version of Raptivity Essential that lets you publish interactions in the HTML5 format in addition to Flash SWF format, I thought it would be interesting to talk to Shweta Kulkarni, who was involved deeply in the engineering of this product upgrade. Standard scroll bars don't work on iPad and iPhone.

Discovering Adobe InDesign for eLearning

Integrated Learnings

Keep in mind, however, that if you do use any Flash elements, they will not work on the iPad or any other Apple product. Flash Player (SWF). One problem that I did run into with InDesign was using Flash (SWF) files imbedded into the document. By Dean Hawkinson. If you have been developing eLearning for any period of time, you have probably used several of Adobe’s applications to create engaging and interactive courses.

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Camtasia Studio vs Adobe Presenter: Working with PowerPoint Presentations

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During the Produce and Share process, you can output SWFs, MP4 videos, and HTML5-compliant output (allowing the content to be usable on mobile devices such as the Apple iPad). 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.

Offline Publishing and Viewing Options with Articulate Storyline®

SweetRush

Another example is a client who wanted to show off our work on iPad®s during a tradeshow, but wanted to plan for offline delivery in case Wi-Fi was not provided during the event. For Storyline, the device is an iPad or a PC (running Microsoft Windows®) or a Mac®. This means that if you are offering courses through a LMS, several instances of each course may need to be prepared: one for the LMS, one for offline viewing on iPad, and one for offline viewing on PC.

How to Publish SCORM Content in Adobe Captivate

LearnUpon

Output Format: Here you can choose to publish your SCORM as Flash (SWF), or HTML5, or both. If you publish to Flash (SWF), your learners can view the course on their desktop computers. If you publish to HTML5, your learners can view the course on iPads and mobile devices. If you publish to both SWF and HTML5, the learner can view the course on desktop computers, iPads, and mobile devices.

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Enhance Lectora e-Learning Courses with Embedded Objects

Trivantis

Mike and Damian went through the steps needed to set up communication between Lectora and Flash SWF files using JavaScript to: Maintain a button state. Trigger Lectora Action Groups from within a SWF on the page. Mike and Damian shared detailed instructions to set up communication between Lectora and Flash SWF files, that included how to: Set up the variables needed in Lectora. Create iPad e-Learning Content. Forum. Logins. Lectora Online - USA. Lectora Online - EU.

8 eBook Conversion Tools Compatible with Multiple Formats

Kitaboo

The software allows your eBooks to be accessed on Kindle, iPad, iRiver, Sony, Nook, Kobo and many such devices. You can convert your PDF to ePUB, TXT, MOBI, DOC, IMG, HTML, SWF formats. Why do digital publishers need an eBook conversion tool? A typical book publisher has to go through various stages of the publishing cycle before the book reaches the reader.

Adobe Captivate 6 Tutorials

Adobe Captivate

iPad publishing. Create interactive eLearning content in a jiffy using the iPad and iPhone presets. Publish content as HTML5, for access using browsers on iPads and iPhones. 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. Learn about Adobe Captivate from Experts.

Adaptive and Responsive Design for eLearning: Part 2

eFront

Driven in part by Apple’s decision in 2010 not to allow SWF files to run on the iPad, there has been an accelerating move away from Flash and towards the new emerging HTML 5 standards which allow most (but not all) of the same effects to be delivered without the downsides of dubious security, buggy code and outdated plugins.

Three Time-Saving Rapid E-Learning Tips

Rapid eLearning

Last week I shared a free PowerPoint template that was inspired by the iPad’s notebook app. Hopefully, you can find a use for the template. If not, check out some of the other free templates that are available in the Elearning Heroes community. In last week’s template, I purposely only included the final template and not the original source file. The reason is that I want to show you a few production tips that will help you build your own templates and speed up your production.

10 Widely Used Authoring Tools that Support HTML5 and Empower E-learning

CommLab India

swf) worked well on desktops and laptops and for many years, Flash ruled the e-learning world. Smartphones, iPads, and tablets have opened new avenues for learning. Using Adobe Captivate 9 , you can create responsive e-learning courses that run seamlessly across multiple devices such as desktops, laptops, iPads, tablets, and Smartphones. Articulate Mobile Player in Storyline is an iOS application helps you optimize your online courses for iPads.

Three Time-Saving Rapid E-Learning Tips

Rapid eLearning

Last week I shared a free PowerPoint template that was inspired by the iPad’s notebook app. Hopefully, you can find a use for the template. If not, check out some of the other free templates that are available in the Elearning Heroes community. In last week’s template, I purposely only included the final template and not the original source file. The reason is that I want to show you a few production tips that will help you build your own templates and speed up your production.