Publishing Adobe Captivate Projects: SWF, HTML5, or Both?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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. Of course, SWFs have a problem. SWF is still a very popular multimedia format.

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Old project(published as SWF in CP6), not working when republished for HTML5 in CP2017

Adobe Captivate

At that time), I preferred all my O/P publication in SWF. It gives problem the moment I add Random Question slide(from Q. Also checked for any transient effect and similar SWF component…. The post Old project(published as SWF in CP6), not working when republished for HTML5 in CP2017 appeared first on eLearning. I used captivate CS 5.5 and then CS6 a lot in 2014. (At Then, was engaged in a projects that uses another software/tools Visual studio ….

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Q&A: Audio in Captivate

Adobe Captivate

For long clips (to be avoided, better split up on more slides) that can take a while and could even lead to synchronizing problems. In the past (SWF output) I sometimes used Project audio, which was distributed over all the slides, using the Audtion roundtripping. Adobe Captivate Blog Q&As audio Audio Editing Audio Sync audio tracks audio-problems blog library q&asRecently I answered several questions about Audio in Captivate.

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Error Uploading Scorm file to LMS

Adobe Captivate

Has anyone had a problem loading a Scorm file to a LMS? Publishing to SWF/HTML states publish was successful. Out of 20 files, 1 just won’t load. Have tried renaming, checked all screens for hang-ups. Thanks for your help, Angelica. The post Error Uploading Scorm file to LMS appeared first on eLearning. LMS Question Scorm 1.2 Cp9 question scorm 1.2

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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). Of course, SWFs have a problem.

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).   But SWFs have a problem.

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Discovering Adobe InDesign for eLearning

Integrated Learnings

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. With Adobe Captivate , you can create some great system simulations.

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Keep getting actionscript keywords message

Adobe Captivate

I have tricked every “trick” or workaround that I have come across, but when I try to use Web Object to embed a YouTube video, I keep receiving the message (when I preview) “Swf compilation failed. Do not know what to do here…I do not yet know enough about variables to know how to even approach the problem.

TEACHING ONLINE: True eLearning Integration via Adobe Connect

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  The problem with sending students outside of the training space to engage with eLearning content is that the student leaves the virtual classroom. First, create the eLearning content in Adobe Captivate, and then publish as an SWF.     Click the Browse My Computer button and upload the SWF you published with Captivate. In the image below, I’ve already uploaded a SWF I created with Captivate called UsingNotepad. by Kevin Siegel, CTT+, COTP.

Failed to publish in HTML5 – Error: Internal Error

Adobe Captivate

I was able to publish this project in SWF only. but still cannot resolve the problem. I am not able to publish one of my projects to computer (SWF/HTML5) though I have had no trouble publishing other similar projects which also have the same selections in publish settings or preferences under Edit and Quiz. I read the instructions for publishing to LMS and posts related to this issue, checked file name, course ID, etc. What could be the reasons for this internal error? Thank you!

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Captivate 2019 – 404 error after uploading to LMS

Adobe Captivate

I have published as both an SWF and an HTML5 and have had no problems playing it as a flash file but of course that create the Youtube issue. In order to take advantage of the embedded youtube video feature. I am publishing to HTML5 and uploading to my LMS server. Unfortunately when I try to launch the course, I get the 404 error – file or directory not found.

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Adobe Captivate & RoboHelp: Incorporate eLearning within a Help System

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Choose Project > Skin Editor and edit the lesson's playbar so that it doesn't contain features that might cause problems within a Help Topic. If the learner is going to use a standard Windows PC or Macintosh computer, SWF output is fine. From within the Adobe Captivate Demo dialog box, use the Browse button to the right of Multimedia Name and open the SWF; use the Browse button to the right of HTML5 Output and open the HTML5 start page. by Kevin Siegel.

Common Accessibility Issues

Adobe Captivate

Just wanted to put out some recurrent issues we’ve been running into and how we address them: Problem: Inaccessible screens in projects – When trying to use Inspect or other accessibility tools to check readability of objects inside a published Captivate project, the tool cannot get beyond reading the information associated with the slide level. . Current solution: This seems to be associated with publishing as a swf – either in combination (swf/html5) or swf only.

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How to Speak Like an eLearning Pro

OpenSesame

For novices, it can be difficult to get started when the response to a simple question is laden with what sounds like absolute gibberish: “No problem! All we have to do is to convert all the media to.flv so it can be embedded in the SWF, then publish the SCORM package to the LMS.”. With the increasing shift to elearning, new people have the “jargon experience” each day.

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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). Tips for Creating 508-compliant Adobe Captivate SWF Files. This problem does not occur in JAWS 4.5.

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). Tips for Creating 508-compliant Adobe Captivate SWF Files. This problem does not occur in JAWS 4.5.

The 4 S’s of mobile design

E-Learning Provocateur

Besides, if you are relying on bells and whistles to engage your audience, there are deeper problems you need to address. 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. Who knows… maybe Apple will do a backflip and start playing swf’s after all?

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Things to Consider Before Investing in eLearning Development Tools

Hurix Digital

Flash (SWF files) created a revolution when it was first introduced in the use of graphics and interactive elements; however, it suffered a setback thanks to current trends in eLearning systems and gradually lost relevance. Do they have efficient customer support, or will you be left to your own devices should a problem arise? Overview.

TEACHING ONLINE: True eLearning Integration via Adobe Connect

Adobe Captivate

The problem with sending students outside of the training space to engage with eLearning content is that the student leaves the virtual classroom. First, create the eLearning content in Adobe Captivate, and then publish as an SWF. Click the Browse My Computer button and upload the SWF you published with Captivate. In the image below, I’ve already uploaded a SWF I created with Captivate called UsingNotepad. by Kevin Siegel, CTT+, COTP.

9 Free Tools That Help Me Build Better E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Personally, I find this works well for me since I have slight color distinction problems, which many men have. I’ve been using it for a few years now and have never had any problems with it. For rapid elearning converting to the SWF and FLV Flash formats are important and Format Factory supports this. SWF Player. SWF Player lets you view Flash SWF files. Click on the SWF file and SWF Player lets you see what it is and view the file’s properties.

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.

Creating Captivate Courses from Multiple Merged Microlearning Modules

eLearning Brothers

This only publishes in SWF format so it may not be the most useful in an age when HTML5 is quickly gaining popularity over Flash. The problem with this is that it’s very hard to maintain a table of contents and each course has it’s own SCORM data. E Pluribus Unum, the motto of the United States. We look at it practically every day as it is emblazoned across our currency, but do we actually know what it means?

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How will Flash’s demise affect your SCORM courses?

LearnUpon

What will you have to do to avoid problems in the future? Flash is the most popular output type, so it’s likely that your courses are SWF Flash-based. SWF courses do not work on certain devices; Apple devices. Don’t create any more course content that is Flash SWF based. Support for Adobe Flash Player ends in 2020. And as Flash has been integral to eLearning for over 20 years, it’s retirement will have a significant effect.

Publishing a responsive project to Moodle (Html only)

Adobe Captivate

When i delete the.pdf,swf data from the zip, nothing will start. Right now my only concern is to somehow get it to work and I’m not sure if the problem is on the captivate side or the moodle side. Hi everyone and a good day to you! Right now im struggeling to 1) publish my project as a html-only version and get it to work on moodle (optimally with LMS SCORM 1.2).

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Camtasia Studio vs Adobe Presenter: Working with PowerPoint Presentations

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

However, if there's a major problem with the video (perhaps you forgot to click something during the recording process), you'll pretty much need to remove the existing video from the Camtasia Timeline and re-record. 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.

How to cope with Autoplay turned off?

Adobe Captivate

I logged this feature requests several times, even when only publishing to SWF existed. You can use my texts, no problem. Intro. Since I follow the forums daily (and moderate the Jive forum for Captivate) I have seen a lot of threads appearing about version 10.0.1.285 where AutoPlay is automatically disabled for all HTML output, not only for responsive projects like in previous versions.

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shifting to adobe eLearning suite - bring existing content to captivate

Adobe Captivate

You will get a swf file let us say “monalisa.swf” And below are the steps you can follow to insert it inside Adobe Captivate 4 project –. Download this swf file. In same slide as your Raptivity swf- select Insert->Animation and select fix.swf you got from earlier step. This has some code which solves the problem which you see in dialog from step 3. adobe captivate 4 , raptivity , reuse existing content.

Connection Error in Slide Video

Adobe Captivate

I got a chance to closely analyze many of these specific issues and in all the cases it turned out to be server configuration problems. The URL will be [link] This way you can test whether the server can serve FLV files at least outside captivate SWF. There has been some threads in user forum about the connection error which learners get in Slide Video.

How to Record Software Simulation in Adobe Captivate 9

CommLab India

How do you overcome these problems and train your staff effectively so that they become ready to use the tool? You can either publish to the SWF and HTML formats together, or publish them individually. If you belong to an organization that is involved in developing software, you know how tough it is to create training that will teach your employees how to use software the optimal way. Doing so with classroom trainings can lead to logistical and financial nightmares.

Articulate ’09: Tips for Resolving Common Issues

Upside Learning

Based on our recent experiences with Articulate ’09, we’ve compiled a list of common problems we came across, together with tips on how to work around them: 1. To get around this, we created a new custom certificate wherein the HTML file containing the certificate SWF file extracts the user name from the LMS using a SCORM API. Articulate’s suite of products rate high in the rapid authoring segment.

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What’s Hot with Articulate 360? – Part 7: Engage 360

CommLab India

Flash objects and interactivities in the SWF format can be inserted. You can render double-byte character sets (DBCS), used in languages such as Chinese, Japanese and Korean, without any problems. Welcome to the seventh post of the series. In the first four blogs, we saw the features of Storyline 360 that facilitate the easy authoring of web-based courses. We also looked at the Articulate tool’s abilities to create animations and facilitate learning interactions.

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

Rapid eLearning

Dan Roam talks about this in his book The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures. 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.

Learning Interactions and Audio

Adobe Captivate

As I explained in the mentioned blog post, the term ‘Learning Interactions’ was introduced to distinguish the widgets compatible with HTML5 output from the older ‘widgets’ which were created for SWF output. Audio Problem.

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A Few Great Captivate Tips

eLearning Weekly

The only problem is that YouTube doesn’t support the SWF file format, which is currently the only format Adobe Captivate generates. I ran across some great Captivate tips over the past few days. Even though a few of them have been floating around for a while, they’re still very useful. Enjoy! Highlight Boxes in Reverse. Here’s a neat trick for drawing attention to an object on the screen in a Captivate simulation. Multiple Levels of Feedback.

What’s Hot with Articulate 360? – Part 5: Presenter

CommLab India

Add SWF files, Captivate movies, and Camtasia screencasts to your course. Player font size can be increased by up to 200% to help learners who have ocular problems. Welcome to the fifth post in a series of fourteen. In my earlier blogs, we looked at the easy authoring features of Storyline 360 and its ability to create good animations and facilitate effective learning interactions.

Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

eLearning 24-7

The problem here is that they developed a solution that is not made for 10,000 or more end users. The twist to all this, is that for the Big Dog vendors or those whose main target is large size clients, this isn’t an issue – okay, not the Q/A, in fact, it is a big problem for many of them – rather it is inability to handle the client base. are telling me of problems when they try to use a SWF from the program into Articulate.

Interactivity in Software Tutorials?

Adobe Captivate

At this moment the biggest problem with software simulations are the slides which cannot be interactive because they show mouse movements/scrolling/dragging. Those are SWF-based but will be converted to MP4 when publishing to HTML5. Intro. Whenever a comparison of eLearning authoring tools is published, Captivate still is considered to be the best tool for creation of software tutorials. That has been indeed the primary goal when Captivate was released many years ago.