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.

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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? Swiffy converts SWF files to HTML5.

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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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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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HTML5 Converter for Adobe Captivate 5.5 is here!

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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. HTML5 Converter iOS iPad iPhone rapid elearningI’m really excited to share with you that we have HTML5 Converter for Adobe Captivate 5.5 out 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.

eLearning: It's Time for Some Reflection

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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 switched to my iPad and enabled AirPlay. My iPad is using iOS8.

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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: 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.

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 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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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 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 6: One Quick Way to Purge Unsupported HTML5 Objects

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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).

Adobe Captivate & RoboHelp: Incorporate eLearning within a Help System

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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. by Kevin Siegel.

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.

"Adobe Captivate 7: The Essentials" Workbook Now Available

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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.

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.

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

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. The same Flash file published as SWF or AIR app would work with other mobile devices supporting Flash Player 10.1

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

E-learning Development: Selecting the Right Audio, Video, and Image Format

CommLab India

The formats prescribed in the blog are followed when the courses are published to PCs, mobiles and iPads, but when publishing your courses to CDs and PCs (offline), you have the liberty to use the format of your choice. .

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Why Flip Book Maker Is the Best Tool to Develop E-books

CommLab India

Flip Book Maker is well-suited to meet this requirement because it can be used to convert digital learning materials in multiple formats such as MS-Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, SWF, FLV,MP4, JPG, BMP, JPEG, PNG, and GIF, into interactive eBooks.

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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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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®. Offline for iPad.

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.

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. Articulate Mobile Player in Storyline is an iOS application helps you optimize your online courses for iPads.

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. Create iPad e-Learning Content. Forum. Logins.

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. Learn about Adobe Captivate from Experts.

Adaptive and Responsive Design for eLearning: Part 2

eFront

A few years ago, when rapid eLearning development tools were in their infancy, the job of eLearning designers was fairly straightforward , and had very little to do with web standards.

M-Learning: Landscape Changer: E-Reader

eLearning 24-7

Oh, another key reason: the Ipad. I will not include the Ipad in this, because a)it is really heavy, b) too me it is more of a tablet, that will include e-reader capabilities. Sony uses it, so does the Nook, Ipad too, and many other e-readers. Umm, lets see: Swf (yes, Flash and not Flash lite either) – An e-reader already boosts this as a new feature into the marketplace. I know that there are quite a few out there right now going HUH??

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Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

eLearning 24-7

1 million iPad2 tablets were sold in the first weekend it launched, it took over 25 days to sell 1 million units of the iPad. 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. After one quarter (for most companies) into the fiscal calendar year, it is time to see what the future holds in our space. There is Money in those Hills.

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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.