eLearning: Adobe Captivate and Microsoft PowerPoint

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When developing eLearning, the content is often created in Microsoft PowerPoint first.   Note:  Microsoft PowerPoint must be installed on your computer before you can import PowerPoint presentations into Captivate.   During a standard import process, PowerPoint pptx presentations are first converted to the ppt format and then converted to SWF. by Kevin Siegel      What came first, the chicken or the egg?

Articulate Storyline vs. Adobe Captivate

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

 As I read through the comments, I was struck by how many people insisted that Storyline was the better choice because it was easier to learn than Captivate because it was so much like Microsoft PowerPoint.   When it comes to output, both Captivate and Storyline can publish SWF and HTML5 content. Adobe Captivate Adobe Presenter Articulate Storyline e-learning eLearning Microsoft PowerPoint mLearning Storyline

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High Fidelity Support for Microsoft® PowerPoint Files in Adobe® Captivate 6

Adobe Captivate

Adobe® Captivate 5.5 : PPTX -> PPT -> SWF Adobe® Captivate 6 supports direct conversion from PPTX to SWF without converting PPTX to PPT. In Adobe Captivate 5.5, PPTX files were converted to PPT files during import and therefore some features of the PPTX files were not imported into Captivate projects. Therefore, PPTX features can [.]. Whats new

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Converting Microsoft PowerPoint presentations to HTML5 (web pages)

Adobe Captivate

Microsoft PowerPoint 2016. The dialog box Convert Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation appears. Then set the output format to HTML5 (you can turn off SWF.) Products used in this example: Adobe Captivate (2017 release). In this blog post, you will learn how to easily convert your PowerPoint slides into interactive and engaging web-enabled presentations using HTML5. If you do not have the 2017 release of Adobe Captivate, download a trial version of Captivate.

Time to Migrate eLearning Courses from Flash to HTML5

Hurix Digital

Following the announcement by Adobe, major browsers including Google and Microsoft followed suit and announced that they would disable the plug-in in their browsers by early next year, thus, bringing down the curtains on Flash. The answer is that your content will not go to waste and you don’t have to create new content from the scratch – you can convert your SWF files into HTML 5 files and make them usable for all platform types including PC, laptops, tablets and mobiles.

Small Microsoft PowerPoint & Adobe Flash Objects in Captivate 4 after Flash Player 10.1 Installation

Adobe Captivate

you may notice that imported Powerpoint images and SWF animations appear smaller in the Edit area and Storyboard. After upgrading to Flash Player 10.1, The issue does not affect published content. This issue affects authoring space appearance of several Captivate objects, like the FMR animations, text animations, any third party animations and widgets. We are investigating this issue. At this point we are recommending the following work around. Un-install Flash Player 10.1

Adobe Captivate 6: High Fidelity PowerPoint Imports

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel    Have you, or a Subject Matter Expert, created a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint? From the  Welcome  screen, select  From Microsoft PowerPoint , open the PowerPoint presentation and a few clicks later, the presentation will be reborn as a Captivate project. During a standard PowerPoint import process, PowerPoint pptx presentations are first converted to the ppt format, and then converted to SWF.

Adobe Presenter 9: Beginning Training

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

During this full-day, online instructor-led class, you will learn how to create an eLearning lesson from scratch using both Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe Presenter. Finally, you will also learn how to publish the finished eLearning content as both SWF and PDF. Have you created a PowerPoint presentation and need to convert it into an eLearning course? Perhaps you need to add a quiz to the presentation and be able to track learner success?

Synchronizing Audio and Animation Timings with Adobe Presenter 7

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Presenter is a great tool for creating Flash-based eLearning courses from within Microsoft PowerPoint. You can add animation effects and SWF files along with narration, quizzes, and simulations to transform the drab presentations into interactive multimedia experiences. If you already have PowerPoint animations, such as flying or dissolving text and images, Presenter converts them [.]. Adobe Presenter How do I.

"Adobe Captivate 7: The Essentials" Workbook Now Available

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

You’ll learn to leverage and enrich existing Microsoft PowerPoint presentations by importing and linking into new or existing Captivate projects. 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 Captivate 9: The Essentials Workbook" Now Shipping

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Have you already created content using Microsoft PowerPoint?   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: Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

For example, if you select the Enable Accessibility option and you have filled in the project name and project description text boxes in Project preferences, a screen reader will read the name and description when the Adobe Captivate SWF file is played. Password protection (If an Adobe Captivate SWF file is password protected, the prompt for a password is read by screen readers). Internet Explorer is the only browser with support for MSAA (Microsoft Active Accessibility).

Adobe Captivate 6: Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

For example, if you select the 508 Compliance and you have filled in the project name and project description text boxes in Project preferences, a screen reader will read the name and description when the Adobe Captivate SWF file is played. Password protection (If an Adobe Captivate SWF file is password protected, the prompt for a password is read by screen readers). Internet Explorer is the only browser with support for MSAA (Microsoft Active Accessibility).

Creating PDF Forms

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I use Microsoft Word to create the document, and Acrobat can detect and add form fields for me (see example below for this one, too).  Setting up a form in Microsoft Word. You can convert Microsoft Office documents and most image formats using this method. Publish your SWF videos in a PDF directly from Adobe Captivate. by Sally Cox    PDFs are everywhere, and forms are still one of the most popular PDF types.

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Adobe Captivate 6: Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

For example, if you select the 508 Compliance and you have filled in the project name and project description text boxes in Project preferences, a screen reader will read the name and description when the Adobe Captivate SWF file is played. Password protection (If an Adobe Captivate SWF file is password protected, the prompt for a password is read by screen readers). Internet Explorer is the only browser with support for MSAA (Microsoft Active Accessibility).

Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs

TechSmith Camtasia

This format file was developed by Microsoft for the Windows Media Player. FLV, F4V, and SWF are flash video formats designed for Flash Player, but they’re commonly used to stream video on YouTube.

Adobe Presenter 7.0.7 is HERE with ActionScript 3.0 Support

mLearning Revolution

In case you are not familiar with Adobe Presenter, it is a Plug-and-Play Rapid eLearning development tool for Microsoft PowerPoint. Using the Insert SWF button , you can supplement your Presenter projects with software demonstrations and interactive simulations created with Adobe Captivate 5 and 5.5. Today I’m happy to report that our much anticipated update of Adobe Presenter with full support for ActionScript 3.0 (AS3)

What are the latest eLearning content creation tools for 2022?

Kitaboo

swf) to digital MP4, which you can then upload on websites or play with media players. You can use this tool to create and record videos tutorials and presentations effortlessly through direct recording plug-in to Microsoft PowerPoint or screencast.

Camtasia Studio vs Adobe Presenter: Working with PowerPoint Presentations

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel       If you have already created a presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint, it's very easy to re-purpose the presentation as eLearning content using either TechSmith Camtasia Studio or Adobe Presenter. 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.

eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #7

Upside Learning

Microsoft Research released a community game cum programming environment for the Xbox 360 called Kodu. Gordon, a flash runtime written in javascript, is an interesting project that recreates the Flash Player into svg using javascript from a flash source swf file. Unlike most other video games, Kodu would let players create their own video games for the Xbox without any prior knowledge of programming.

Learning Content in Crisis? The How and Why of Moving from Flash to HTML5

gomo learning

It’s now less than a year before Adobe, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla pull the plug on Flash entirely. Google also announced in October 2019 that its search engine will no longer index Flash’s SWF file format, and will ignore any Flash content on pages it indexes.

3 Best Tools to Develop Web-based Training (WBT) Courses

CommLab India

The online course development tool has a PowerPoint-like interface , and anyone familiar with the application from Microsoft can use it effortlessly. You use the e-learning development software to publish courses to HTML5, MP4, EXE, SWF, and PDF formats. How can you develop a good web-based training (WBT) material? What does it take to harness the full learning potential of the Web to train your workforce?

Adobe eLearning Suite Announced

Steve Howard

Professionals can take advantage of more than two dozen new features including single SWF file publishing, text-to-speech conversion, a drawing toolbar for simple graphics, enhanced project templates, and round-trip Microsoft® PowerPoint® workflows, which let users import and edit PowerPoint slides with audio and interactivity. Adobe , Captivate , ELS , eLearning Suite , Device Central. Adobe has released the eagerly-awaited eLearning Suite.

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Adaptive and Responsive Design for eLearning: Part 2

eFront

Courses were prepared using software products that were almost all based, to a greater or lesser degree on the Microsoft PowerPoint model of slides, templates and bullet points. 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.

Here’s An Easy Way to Create Whiteboard Lectures for Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

Fortunately, Microsoft also invited him to speak at MIX09 and they did capture his audio and presentation. LectureScribe outputs to Flash (SWF) so that means you can easily add it to a web site or insert it into your own elearning course. The cool thing is that if you were a teacher, you could take all of those SWF files from the students and then bring them into your rapid elearning course as a portfolio. I’m a doodler. It helps me think.

Offline Publishing and Viewing Options with Articulate Storyline®

SweetRush

For Storyline, the device is an iPad or a PC (running Microsoft Windows®) or a Mac®. If you have embedded Flash (swf) animations, or JavaScript code snippets, those will not work.Even with with all the limitations presented by AMP, the performance of the course will be better than its HTML5 counterpart, and assuming that the described deficiencies are not showstoppers for your purposes, I do recommend using the Articulate Mobile Player on- or offline over the HTML5 distribution.

Adobe Captivate 6 Tutorials

Adobe Captivate

Round-trip with Microsoft® PowerPoint. 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. Below are links to videos that will guide you through the extraordinary features of Adobe Captivate. Come back to this page often as our collection is always growing.

Great FREE Software Downloads

The eLearning Coach

It’s the free alternative to the Microsoft Office Suite. CamStudio can record all the screen actions on your computer, as well as an audio narrative, and create AVI files which can converted to a streaming Flash (SWF) format. 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.

Compressing Media in Your E-Learning Authoring Tools

E-learning Uncovered

Because Articulate Presenter is a Microsoft PowerPoint plug-in, you get the benefit of PowerPoint’s Compress Pictures function. You have the option to compress full motion recording SWF files and to set the compression level. In my last blog post , I shared the basic reasoning behind optimizing your e-learning media files and how to reduce file size using external tools.

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

For example, you can import digital files such as SCORM, xAPI (they still call it by the old “Tin Can” name), videos, Microsoft Word, PDFs and Adobe documents. Supports multiple formats — avi, wmv, mpg, mov, flv, m4v, ppt, pptx, pdf, mp3, zip, doc, or swf. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. The Litmos LMS is a modern, pure cloud-based LMS designed for small and medium organizations with straightforward learning management technology needs.

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Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

Preview Flash content on your computer: SWF Player and FLV Player [ original post ]. Free Training Templates : Microsoft offers a number of free training templates that could serve as a starting point for beginning rapid elearning designers. The other day this guy asked me how to develop color schemes for his rapid elearning courses. Like a lot of guys, he has some issues with color perception so he wanted an easy way to match colors. I have the same challenge.

Rapid Authoring Tips to Tackle Legacy Flash eLearning Content

BrightCarbon

Rebuilding in Microsoft PowerPoint. Rapid recording is easy with Microsoft PowerPoint, but you need to give your team enough time to get it done. Sothink SWF Decompiler is a paid solution, but includes a 30-day free trial. Building in Microsoft PowerPoint.

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

CommLab India

WMF: (Windows Metafile) It is a 16-bit metafile format; supports vector graphics and is also the regular format for scalable graphics in Microsoft Office and many other Windows applications. POTX: An extension file of Microsoft PowerPoint Template file. Video (Ctrl+Alt+V) formats include SWF, FLV, F4V, AVI, MP4, MOV, and 3GP. SWF: (Shockwave Flash) It contains vector designs, animations, audio, and videos for web browsers using Flash player).

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2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

Microsoft focused its energies on ways to leverage its own Silverlight support within the new Windows Phone 7 environment before it adds Flash Player support. In our experience, sending a single “SWF” file provided strong results but attempting to push out (or access over-the-air) a Flash -based learning module on a device didn’t impress many learners (or content authors) without some basic rethinking of the content produced. A.K.A. How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate

You can import content from a variety of formats, including image formats (PSD, GIF, JPEG, PNG, BMP, ICO, EMF, WMF and POT), sound formats (MP3 and WAV), and popular animation and video formats (SWF, FLV with metatags, AVI, and MOV). You can use the SWF files generated by Adobe Captivate with any tools that support SWF files, such as Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Dreamweaver software. Can I import Microsoft PowerPoint projects into the 2017 release of Adobe Captivate?

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