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

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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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Steps to use Flash iPhone packager to create iPhone app. from Captivate SWF

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Further to Shameer’s post on “Publish to iPhone from Captivate and eLearning Suite“, here are the next steps to generate the iPhone app. from your Captivate SWF. These are manual steps and you need to use the terminal/shell to execute the command on a Mac machine where you have your Apple Developer Certificate and Provisioning

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Publish to iPhone – From Captivate 5 and eLearning Suite 2

Adobe Captivate

You can now author your elearning courses in Captivate and publish them as a swf to run on any Flash enabled device, or follow the steps below to publish the same as an iPhone app. You also need to install the ‘Packager for iPhone’ from Adobe Labs.

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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.

HTML5 Converter for Adobe Captivate 5.5 is here!

Adobe Captivate

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!

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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.

Apple Vs Adobe: Impact On Mobile Learning Development

Upside Learning

With the announcement of iPhone OS 4.0 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 war between Adobe and Apple just got hotter.

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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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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.

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).

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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.

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. 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).

The 4 S’s of mobile design

E-Learning Provocateur

Yes I know Android sales exceeded iPhone sales last year, but the fact remains many of my colleagues own iPhones. 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.

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"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

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  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. 

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning

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

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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.

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

The Open Screen Project – Will It Succeed?

Upside Learning

The most important one is Adobe removing restrictions on SWF and FLV/F4V specifications. So one can now develop software that can actually “play” SWF content. As this Gigaom article points out chances are the Open Screen Project may be bigger than iPhone.

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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.

Adobe Captivate 6 Tutorials

Adobe Captivate

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.

Product Review: Lectora Snap! Empower

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Missing publish as a mobile video device for iPhone 5 (has it though for iPhone 3 and iPhone 4, but not 4S). Publish – Publish as a Single SWF, Publish as a video, Publish as a video on a mobile device, One click share to Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, YouTube or Snap!

Interesting Information via eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

Also interesting topics: Cognitive , Effectiveness , LCMS , Social Network , iPhone , Director. Joe Deegan - Blender - Training Solutions Freeware , ILT , SWF , ROI , Wondershare , PowerCONVERTER , Adobe Captivate , Photoshop , SharePoint ( SharePoint Examples - Joe, can you help me?) We've implemented a few features in the eLearning Learning Community. You can see the first feature by visiting the site and clicking around on terms.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

Several more of the Tier 2/Tier 3 LMS vendors also “tossed their hat in the ring” (or towards it anyway) announcing some way of publishing content so it could appear via a mobile browser on the iPhones , iPads and Android device trying to capture a few of their most “loyal fans” in learning land.

35 Top eLearning Articles and 6 Hot Topics for March

eLearning Learning Posts

The links are swf (Flash) files. iPhone (24). Our iPhone for Moodle web application aks for your feedback , March 19, 2010. Best of eLearning Learning. Once again, I found myself falling behind in getting through all the great eLearning content that gets brought together by eLearning Learning. Some great stuff I would have otherwise missed. And I was happy to see that my Twitter for Learning post got the top spot for the second half of the month.

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

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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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Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

Sent from my Blackberry (or iPhone) 4. 9) Friendfeed (3) Social (54) eLearning Conferences (2) Harbinger (2) PWLE (2) Media (35) SWF (3) Web (55) Performance (28) Drupal (3) Learning (113) eLearning (55) Help (46) PLE (4) Informal (25) Support (31) Adoption (9) Software (28) Online (46) Trends (14) Presentation (23) Business (32) SharePoint (4) Informal Learning (20) Training (44) eLearning Technology.