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Macromedia Captivate Tutorial


Macromedia Captivate™ is a powerful software tool for easily creating interactive demonstrations and simulations in a variety of formats including HTML, Flash (SWF) and standalone executable projector files. Captivate automatically records all on-screen actions to instantly create software simulations, online tutorials, user support tutorials, online product demonstrations and much more. No programming or multimedia skills are required. author, James Gonzalez, shows users how to get the most out of this powerful multimedia application by demonstrating the Captivate toolset, adding media and interactive elements to presentations, publishing final projects, and much much more. To begin learning today, simply click on one of the Macromedia Captivate lessons.

Introduction to Captivate

Introduction to the Course
What is Captivate?
Course Overview
Key Features of Captivate
Typical Uses of Captivate
Resources for Learning Captivate
New in Captivate

Exploring the Captivate Workspace

The Captivate Work Environment
The Filmstrip
Toolbars & Menus
Recording Movies
Editing Movies
Movie Preferences pt. 1
Movie Preferences pt. 2
Customizing the Work Environment

Recording Options & Tips

Planning Movies
Recording Options pt. 1
Recording Options pt. 2
Recording Options pt. 3
Recording Tips pt. 1
Recording Tips pt. 2

Creating Movies

The Recording Process: A Summary
Recording Modes
Setting the Recording Capture Area
Full Motion Recording
Recording New Application Movies
Recording Custom-Sized & Full Screen Movies
Recording New Blank Movies
Inserting Content into Blank Movies
Recording New Image Movies
Creating New Movies with Templates

Working with the Timeline

The Captivate Timeline
Customizing the Timeline Appearance
Previewing Slides Using the Timeline Playhead
Changing Slide Timing
Changing Object Timing
Changing Caption Speed
Aligning Objects on the Timeline & Stage
Importing Objects Between Movies
Changing Object Sizes
Duplicating & Merging Objects

Adding Text Captions

Adding Text Captions Manually
Adding Text Captions Automatically
Creating Rollover Captions
Converting Tooltips to Rollover Captions
Editing Text Captions
Creating Custom Text Captions
Working with Custom Text Captions
Importing & Exporting Captions

Adding Audio

Recording Equipment & Tips
Audio Recording Options
Calibrating Microphones
Recording Audio
Creating Background Audio
Using Audio with Slide Objects
Adjusting Audio Volume
Editing Audio
Editing Audio Timing
Advanced Audio Management

Adding Multimedia

Adding Images
Other Image Techniques
Adding Rollover Images
Adding Animations
Adding Animated Text
Adding Animation Slides
Preparing Video for Captivate pt. 1
Preparing Video for Captivate pt. 2
AVI Video & Other Formats

Adding Interactive Elements

Adding Highlight Boxes
Adding Click Boxes pt. 1
Adding Click Boxes pt. 2
Adding Click Boxes pt. 3
Adding Text Entry Boxes pt. 1
Adding Text Entry Boxes pt. 2
Adding Buttons pt. 1
Adding Buttons pt. 2
Adding JavaScript to Boxes & Buttons

Editing Movies

Editing Mouse Movement pt. 1
Editing Mouse Movement pt. 2
Changing Object Layer Ordering pt. 1
Changing Object Layer Ordering pt. 2
Object & Slide Timing
Caption Mouse & Keystroke Speed
Working with Movie Properties
Setting Movie Preferences pt. 1
Setting Movie Preferences pt. 2
Spell Check

Adding Interactivity

Creating Branching Movies
Creating Question Slides
Creating a True/False Question Slide
Creating Fill-in the Blank Slides
Creating Matching Question Slides
Creating Multiple Choice Question Slides
The Quiz Manager pt. 1
The Quiz Manager pt. 2

Linking Movies With the Menu Builder

Creating a MenuBuilder Project
Modifying a MenuBuilder Project
Adding Interactivity to Your Menus
Exporting MenuBuilder Projects

Publishing Movies

Publishing EXE Files
Publishing Flash Files
Publishing Movies as Handouts
Publishing to the Web Using FTP

Course Wrap-up

Course Wrap-up

Credits

About the Author


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