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Can Captivate 9 Save Adobe?


Our relationship goes back a long way too as I can recall the days of using Captivate when it was owned by Macromedia. Articulate wasn’t the juggernaut that it is today, and aside from learning how to program Flash, Macromedia Captivate was your next best option. During those years there weren’t many other alternatives.

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eLearning Development: What’s new in Flash CS4?

Upside Learning

Adobe’s CS4 suite is the second major release since Adobe acquired Macromedia. The new Adobe CS4 suite has some new exciting and time-saving features in all its products. If you have been bugged by previous Flash versions not allowing you to publish for latest Flash Player there is some relief here.

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Acquistions – Someone had an idea

eLearning 24-7

Instead, it was someone from Macromedia Dreamweaver, which is software for building websites. LTG, Macromedia, Adobe, and Smart ideas (for the most part) LTG acquiring Rustici (makers of the SCORM engine and Watershed LRS, among other items) is a great idea. At the time, I hated it.

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The Open Screen Project – Will It Succeed?

Upside Learning

Also there are strong reasons for HTML 5 not being able to replace Flash as pointed out by a former Macromedia person Jeremy Allaire in this article. Check out this article by O’Reilly , to get an idea of the war for the web that’s on. For eLearning (& mobile learning) I think Flash will remain the obvious tool till for some time.

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How to Prepare for the End of the Flash

Magic EdTech

These organizations have been developing Flash content for education since Macromedia offered Flash 1.0 In 1996, Macromedia bought FutureSplash and renamed it Flash. During its heyday, Flash was the “be all and end all” for web interactivity and it was at this time that Adobe bought Macromedia.

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Adobe Captivate 5: The Mother of All Upgrades!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Gone are the dreaded windowshade buttons that were made popular by the late, great Macromedia. Those of you who don't know the history might be surprised to learn that Captivate was once owned by Macromedia before Macromedia got swallowed up by Adobe.)

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5 Must Read ELearning Software Articles


Macromedia Captivate (later acquired by Adobe) was one of the first major players into the game. It was a very difficult process and only a few people possessed the skills to actually pull it off. These people could also charge quite a bit for this service, so not all was bad. Rapid elearning development software changed the game.

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