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Adobe Captivate Introduction 2 Days

Course Overview

This course will provide delegates with the knowledge and hands-on experience they need to create powerful and engaging software training/simulations, compliance courses, soft skills courses, branched scenarios, quizzes and much more.


Course delegates will need to have a basic working knowledge of using the Windows interface. For example, they will need to know how to create and save documents and understand the principles of cut, copy and paste to move and copy data.



Project ‘Workflows’

Project & user requirements

Resolution & recording size

Explore the Interface:

Menu bar & buttons


Properties panel/Library


Creating a new Project & Themes:

Using built-in Themes & Theme colours

Set a default Theme

Creating a new Theme

Working with Slides & Masters:

Adding blank slides

Using different slide layouts

Converting layouts

Adding text to placeholders

Restoring placeholders

Work with Images:

Inserting into placeholders

Set image size & position

Align, arrange & distribute

Grouping/ungrouping objects

Using the Library

Working with Text:

Insert text captions

Use the spell checker

Edit text objects


Applying & modifying built-in styles

Using the Object Style Manager

Creating new styles & deleting styles

Exporting & importing styles

Master Slide View:

Editing the slide Master

Editing the Project background

Creating New Content Masters

Adding/formatting placeholders

Previewing your Project

Preview options

HTML5 preview

Timing & Slide Transition Effects

Timing the slide

Timing objects on the slide

Setting timing defaults

Slide transition effects


Displaying/collapsing the timeline

Adjust time & transition effects

Using the play controls

Control stacking order

Hiding/locking objects on the timeline

Shapes (Smart Shapes) & Characters:

Inserting Characters

Add & formatting shapes

Editing points

Use for interactivity (as a Button)

Adding Interaction - Buttons:

Add different button types

(Text, Transparent & Image)

Formatting buttons

Create links

Create custom buttons

Add click boxes

Creating Links & Branching

Naming Slides

Changing button behaviour

Jump to slides (branching)

Explore the branching view

Adding Interaction – Click Boxes

Using Success, Failure & Hint boxes

Choosing ‘On Success’ actions

Setting Display options

Adding Interaction – Rollover Captions & Images:

Limitations of rollovers

Rollover caption & zoom areas

Formatting the rollover area

Formatting rollover text & images

Multistate Objects:

Multistate view

Creating & duplicating states

Apply states to actions

Adding other Objects:

Highlight Boxes & Zoom areas

Mouse paths & pointers

Add sound:

Importing audio to the project background & slides

Importing audio to objects

Deleting audio

Record audio

Calibrate the microphone

Edit an audio file (cropping, adding silence)

Add closed captioning

Skins, Playback Controls and Table of Contents

Apply a skin to a project

Selecting controls

Adding a Table of Contents

Change the style

Edit and save a skin

Remove a skin

Animation & Flash Video:


Add animation to a slide

Insert text animation

Insert Flash video

Set Flash video properties

Adding other Video:

Video types (streaming, progressive download)

Multi-slide video

Event video

YouTube video

Object Effects:

Animating text

Animating other objects

Animated gifs

Captivate & PowerPoint Slides:

Import slides from PowerPoint

Linking Captivate & PowerPoint

PowerPoint “round-tripping”

Edit PowerPoint slides from within Captivate

Updating a link

Resizing projects

Performing a Word “Round-trip”

Exporting Captivate text content to Word

Importing edited Word document to Captivate

Software Demonstration/Simulation:

Recording options & considerations

Editing/deleting mouse pointer & path

Editing & formatting the text captions

Merging shapes with the background

Question Slides:

Question types

Setting up quiz preferences

Insert a question slide

Add content to a question slide

Format the questions and answers

Project Info & Publishing:

Adding project information & publishing your projects

Start, end & pre-loader

Publishing options