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Adobe Captivate 5 Tutorial


Adobe Captivate 5 is an industry standard software simulation program that produces Flash-based files for easy and rapid deployment for users to view. In this VTC course, instructor Mark Struthers walks you through the creation and subsequent production of a literature based information project focused on 'Great Expectations' by Charles Dickens. Mark covers workspaces to widgets and everything in between so that a resulting SWF or EXE file can be created. Work files are included. Click the movie links below to get started today!

Introduction

Welcome
What Captivate Does
Example Projects
System Requirements
Activation & Registration

First Look

Welcome Screen
User Interface Overview pt. 1
User Interface Overview pt. 2
Adobe Help & Tutorials
What's New pt. 1
What's New pt. 2

Looking Around

Adjusting & Adapting Workspaces pt. 1
Adjusting & Adapting Workspaces pt. 2
Preferences pt. 1
Preferences pt. 2
Toolbars pt. 1
Toolbars pt. 2
Filmstrip Panel
Timelines pt. 1
Timelines pt. 2
Branching Panel pt. 1
Branching Panel pt. 2
Document Panel
Using Grids for Precision
Library Panel

Getting Started

Projects & Monitor Resolution
New Projects Setup
Project Type Considerations
Powerpoint Relationship
Setting Up for Recording pt. 1
Setting Up for Recording pt. 2
Software Simulation Recording
Analysing the Results pt. 1
Analysing the Results pt. 2
Style Adjustments
Object Style Manager
Global Style Changes
Reviewing Our Simple Project
Properties Panel pt. 1
Properties Panel pt. 2
Project Timeline Analysis
Recording Tips

Developing with Slides

What Slides Are
Creating a Master Slide
Analysing Slide Properties
Master Slide Properties
Adding / Deleting / Editing Slides
Coloured Slides
Creating Actions
Transitions
Adjusting Slide Order
Locking & Hiding Slides
Grouping Slides Together pt. 1
Grouping Slides Together pt. 2
Inserting Images Into Slides
Adding Movies to Slides
Slide Video
Controlling Visibility
Quick Review
Using AVI Files
Edit Video Timing
Multiple Video Slides
Copy / Duplicate / Transfer

Using Objects

What are Objects?
Text Captions
Rollover Captions & Highlight Boxes pt. 1
Rollover Captions & Highlight Boxes pt. 2
Adding Mouse Movement
Zooming
Images & Rollover Images
Text Animations
Drawing Tools
Click Boxes & Buttons
Text Entry Boxes

Working with Sound

Importance of Sound
Adding Music
Background Music
Analyzing Audio Properties pt. 1
Analyzing Audio Properties pt. 2
Recording Live Audio
Editing Audio with Captivate pt 1
Editing Audio with Captivate pt 2
Exporting Audio
Simple Editing in Soundbooth pt. 1
Simple Editing in Soundbooth pt. 2
Optimizing Audio with Other Programs
Adding Audio to Objects
Integrating Separate Audio Narration

Quizzing

What Quizzing Is
Quizzing Workspace
Preferences
Question Slides Workflow
Quick Setup & Review
Quiz Option Configuration
Creating Multiple Question Slides
Set Pass or Fail States
Random Questions
Object Style Manager

Widgets

Widget Varieties
Widget Panel
Inserting Widgets
Linking Widgets
Creating a Question Widget

Reviewing & Outputting

Project Output Options
Setting a Published Files Folder
Skin Configuration
Publishing Files
Publish to Print / Email / FTP

Conclusion

Course Wrap Up

Credits

About the Author


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