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    Which OS and which keyboard - language? Did you check the Recording keys in Preferences - I think so. Can yoy try to clean the Preferences, to restore the original keys?


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    That is the problem: event video plays totally independent of the Captivate timeline, the shape buttons are linked to that timeline. You will have to use synchronized video to achieve this.


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    Thanks Lily much appreciated...


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    You're welcome. Watch the interactive movie in this blog post, it is one of those exceptional items that do not listen to pausing the timeline:

    Timeline - Advanced Workflows - Captivate blog


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    Hello,

     

    I am using Windows 7.

     

    Yes, I checked the recording key preferences, didn’t touch them at first. Set a few to new keys, but that didn’t work. Set them back to default, but the only key that works is for ending recording and only if I  do Fn+End on my keyboard, and I didn’t set it to that key.

     

    Thanks. S


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    Hi. Thanks for your reply.

     

    I am using Windows 7.

     

    Yes, I checked the recording global key preferences, didn’t change preferences and none of them works.

     

    Set a few to new hotkeys but that didn’t work. Set them back to default, but the only key that works is for ending recording and only if I  do Fn+End on my keyboard, and I didn’t set it to that key.

     

    Basically I only have 1 keyboard function, to end with Fn + End, and hit the red Record key to start to create my training with.


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    I just updated my Mac to High Sierra 10.13.1 and now I can't preview my Captivate projects in HTML5 or publish them. What can I do?

    Thanks for your help.


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    I am a newbie to Captivate, so I still have a lot to learn. However, I was curious if Captivate has an electronic performance support system? Or a way to provide context sensitive task based instructions to the end-users. If the user is in the system (i.e. SAP), and they need assistance performing a task, is there a way for the user to interact with the live application? I hope I was clear with my question. 

    Thank you, 

    D


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    Look in the installation folder for the subfolder 'utils' and tun the file 'CleanPreferencesWin.bat' while Captivate is closed.


    Which keyboard do you use? Is it a US keyboard?


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    slide transitionI created a CP project from MS PowerPoint adding audio and captions on each of the slides in CP and everything is working perfectly fine. The only issue I have is trying to change the slide duration of few of the slides. I changed the value for the slide duration in the timing tab for the slide but the change of the valued is not accepted. For example, I want to change the slide duration from 46.2 secs to 36 secs and it changes back to 46.2 secs. I did it on a previous project and it worked so I am not sure what I am missing this time!


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    slide transitionI created a CP project from MS PowerPoint adding audio and captions on each of the slides in CP and everything is working perfectly fine. The only issue I have is trying to change the slide duration of few of the slides. I changed the value for the slide duration in the timing tab for the slide but the change of the valued is not accepted. For example, I want to change the slide duration from 46.2 secs to 36 secs and it changes back to 46.2 secs. I did it on a previous project and it worked so I am not sure what I am missing this time!


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    Each PPT slide is converted to a kind of movie slide, and mimicks the timing of PPT-slides. That is the reason you cannot change the duration.

    I never use PPT import myself, it is too limiting. Use the assets from the PPT presentation and create in Captivate from scratch will offer you a lot more control and may even save time at the end.


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    Bit too late, but if you had searched in this forum you would have seen that Captivate is not compatible with High Sierra at this moment. You'll have to wait for a patch. Apple never cares about other applications, not only Captivate suffers from that, quite a lot of the big Adobe applications had problems as well.


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    I fix it by opening the CPM.js and editing as follows:

     

    Find:

    MAX_AUDIO_CHANNELS=cp.multiAudioTrack?10:1;

    Replace with:
    MAX_AUDIO_CHANNELS=cp.multiAudioTrack?cp.D.project_main.slideAudios.length:1;


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    Yes I use a US keyboard.

     

    As well, what do you mean by ‘tun the file’????

     

    That must be a typos but can’t figure out what you are saying.


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    Ok, figured out you mean ‘run’ the file.

     

    Need to get our Sys Admin to do this. Will see how it goes.


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    Sorry for the typo, meant 'run'. You need administrator rights. There is a manual way as well, but admin rights are also necessary It will reset all preferences to their defaults. Worth trying.


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    I need to create 508 compliance knowledge checks that can be tabbed to.  I know how to make accessible for blind users to read but they can't tab to them and i want them to be interactive.  Does anyone have any information on how to do this?

    Any help would be great!


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    Our Tech person couldn’t get  .bat file to run.

     

    Just opened Captivate and nothing.

     

    Let me know what other alternatives there are and why this is happening.

     

    Thanks


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    Close Captivate. Then double-click on that batch file (CleanPreferencesWin.bat). Then restart Captivate . I don't see why that would not work at all.

     

    The Preferences folder is located in your user profile, this path.:

    \users\xxxxx\AppData\Local\Adobe

     

    It is not labeled 'Preferences' but Captivate 9.0.

    You could make a backup of that folder, than delete it while Captivate is closed. Result is the same as running that batch file I pointed to.


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  • 11/17/17--11:55: Toggle closed captions
  • Hello all-

     

    Im looking for a way to have a button at the beginning of my project that the user can click to turn on closed captions. If they click it, I'd like for the captions to be visible from the entire project, if they dont click it, I want the captions to be hidden.

     

    Is this possible?

     

    Thanks for your time!


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  • 11/17/17--12:03: Re: Toggle closed captions
  • There is such a button on the default playbars.

     

    If you want a custom button, have a look at my blog post:

    1 action = 5 Toggle Buttons - Captivate blog

     

    However, if you are on CP2017 there is a bug that will hopefully be fixed soon, that will reset the CC on each slide which shouldn't be the case, worked perfectly on previous versions.


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  • 11/17/17--12:06: Re: Toggle closed captions
  • Awesome, thanks so much!

     

    Unfortunately, I am on CP2017 so I guess I have to wait for the bug to be fixed.


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  • 11/17/17--12:08: Re: Toggle closed captions
  • There is a hotfix, you could try to ask for it.


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    Yes, we tried closing Captivate and run that batch file.

     

    Restarted and keys still do not work.

     

    What else do you suggest?


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    OK so here is what worked. Thanks for all the suggestions:

     

    document.getElementById("insert name of your button").onkeypress = function() {myFunction()};

     

    function myFunction() {

    var elem = document.getElementById("insert name of the item on the page you want to skip to");

     

    $(elem).focus();}


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    Have no idea what is going wrong, sorry. I


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    hi!

     

    Have you tried just using a graphic created in Photoshop, or downloaded from the web, or even a smart shape in Captivate?

     

    You can easily align the new image object with the text and you can create your bullet however you want!

     

    Hope that hack helps!


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    Hi,

     

    I don't think this is possible. Captivate has the COMMUNITY button for help, blogs, learning, etc. And has these forums which usually get answered pretty quickly, and also has learning tutorials on the Adobe site and throughout the web. Many of the other adobe applications now have tool tips where you hover over the tool and it shows a little animation helping to explain what it does.

     

    I think your best best might be to google or search YouTube when you need specific help, use the forums here.... or try this

    Adobe Captivate (2017 release) Tutorials | eLearning

     

    Hope that helps!

     

    cheers!

    mark


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    hi,

     

    not sure if this will help, but is Accessibility turned on in preferences?

    accessibility.gif

     

    if not, I also read somewhere that people were either creating their own quiz questions with advanced actions or some used Survey Questions. H

     

    Hope that helps.

    mark


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    Here's an idea.  Screencapture in Captivate requires that you (the user) are running Captivate with Administrator rights.

     

    Get your IT person to log into your PC with their user profile, set Captivate to Run As Administrator, and then launch Captivate themselves to see if they also cannot use the recording keys.

     

    If they find they CAN use the keys that don't work for you, then the issue is related to you not having sufficient user privileges.


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    So F12 Preview in Browser does NOT work for you?

     

    Are you on a Windows or MAC platform?


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    Sorry...just read your earlier posts and saw that you are on Windows and F12 doesn't work either.

     

    Normally if this is the case I would first suggest you reset your Preferences folder, and if that doesn't work then reinstall Captivate 2017 and reset Preferences again AFTER the reinstall.

     

    Something else that can often interfere with previewing functions is that some corporate OS configuration seem to disable the way Captivate does it, probably because Captivate is using a sawn-off version of the Chrome browser to do the preview in browser.  So are you in a corporate environment or is this your own personal computer with a standard Win7 OS setup?


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    I think what you are asking is whether or not Captivate can create the kind of online HELP content that could be linked into the Help system of another app (e.g. SAP) so that if the user is trying to perform a task, and they click on the HELP button in that task screen, the Captivate content is displayed for them.

     

    Is that correct?


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    Thanks for your suggestions.

     

    I’ll get the IT people to look at it. Cheers, S


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    Hello

     

    I know there was an old blog regarding this back in 2011 but it does not appear to be available anymore.  I know how to call one project from another using a URL, but I can not figure out how to tell the second project what slide to jump to.  Both projects are on a web server and have been built using Captivate 2017.  Any help would be hugely appreciated.

     

    Thank you

    D.


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    Thank you. This is the solution I was looking for.


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    Captivate and HTML5


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    Did you upload the published course to a webserver or a LMS?


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    This is more likely an issue with the LMS.

    *IF* Captivate is indeed telling the LMS to set the cmi.exit value to Normal on completion, then it's up to the LMS to NOT send back the suspend_data to the course.

    If the cmi.exit value is 'suspend' then the LMS should send that resume data back to the course.

    I don't believe Capivate tests the LMS cmi.exit value - it just reacts to what is sent to it from the LMS.

    If the LMS sends back the suspend_data, the CP course will resume. If it does not, it will start from the beginning.

     

    I've not tested whether setting 'Set Exit to normal after completion' actually functions properly, I'm assuming it does. If it does, and the LMS value is set to 'normal' then it should not send back the resume data....in which case the CP course shoudl not resume, but restart


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    Can you be more specific about what you mean by download the asset and "drag into project"?  I'm on Captivate 10.0.0.192, don't see any characters even though they are present in the folder C:\Users\Public\Documents\Adobe\elearning Assets.


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    Set Exit to Normal After Completion is not available for SCORM 1.2 in the more recent versions of Captivate.  It DID appear as a checkbox option in earlier versions of Captivate, but has now been removed UNLESS you are using SCORM 2004.  It would appear that it was included for SCORM 1.2 by mistake in earlier Captivate versions.

     

    So an initial question here would be which SCORM version are you trying to configure, 1.2 or 2004?


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    You can import them from that folder in the Library, and drag them on slides. Or try to import directly using the Media button, Image.


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    I've tried this on two different computers, each running Windows 10 and Captivate 2017 and both experience the same problem. After I select Text > Text Animation, the Text Animation dialog box will not display. Nothing happens. It just sits there. I can add the other two types of text boxes but no Text Animation.

    Has anyone else run into this problem?


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    Exact same thing here. using 2011 MacBook Pro. Not sure what I'm missing.


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    This works for me as well, not an ideal work around though. Using a 2011 Macbook Pro as well.


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    Are you creatng a responsive project? Text animations are not supported for HTML5 export.


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    Have a look on your timeline for any layers like this, that are near the start and continue to the end of your timeline and say a time in seconds e.g "6.0s". When trying to reduce the slide duration to lower than this number, it will just ignore what you type in.

     

    If you select these layers and press CTRL+E and make them display for the rest of the slide (as seen on the layers below), then you should be able to reduce the slide duration.

    Capture2.PNG


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  • 11/20/17--01:34: Factorize HTML5 export
  • Say, i'm having over twenty modules exported in HTML5 using a same theme. Now i want to integrate them into my website.

    As i can see in the source code, there is a large number of common files among those modules which i want to group into a "global" resource folder in order to reduce the size consumed.

    Is there a way to realize that wish?

     

    P/s: i saw an other question about slimming down exported modules but it wasnt answered


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  • 11/20/17--02:30: Re: Factorize HTML5 export
  • I understand your intention, and it would make perfect sense from a web development or software development perspective.  However, Captivate is not set up to allow you to set any kind of preference that would specify a common folder for all standard files that are published each time you create an HTML5 module.

     

    You might be able to hack into the published HTML5 and JS code to manually change all the references to these files so that they all went to the same common folder.  But honestly, I think that's way more trouble than it's worth just for the sake of reducing the clutter.

     

    Feel free to log an enhancement request with Adobe for something like this, but don't bet on it happening any time soon.  The focus right now is more on other areas of the app.