ThinqDigital Adobe Authorized Training
ThinqDigital  Adobe Authorized Training

Adobe Captivate Foundations (2 days)

This course introduces users to Adobe Captivate. The course is designed to take participants through the development process of building software demonstrations and interactive simulations. The course is task-based, with participants learning by recording and updating projects. Along with covering the key features of Captivate, the course focuses on best practices to record Captivate projects.

Course Outline

Introducing Captivate

  • Start Adobe Captivate and Set General Preferences
  • Open and Close Existing Projects
  • View Project Information and Open Slides
  • Preview a Project
  • Zoom Closer to a Slide
  • View the library and Timeline


  • Step Through a Script
  • Set the Recording Type and Options
  • Record a Project Manually
  • Record a Demonstration
  • Record an Assessment Simulation
  • Record a Training Assessment
  • Record a Custom Project
  • Record a Project in Different Languages
  • Record a Project in Multiple Modes at One Time

Text Captions and The Timeline

  • Duplicate a Slide and Hide the Mouse
  • Insert, Resize and Move Text Captions
  • Change Text Caption Properties
  • Change an Object’s Slide Position and Size
  • View the Timeline
  • Change a Slide’s Display Time
  • Change Timeline View Settings
  • Use the Timeline to Set Text Caption Display Times
  • Show/Hide Timeline Objects
  • Use Options to Control Object Timing
  • Set Mouse Properties
  • Check Spelling
  • Align Slide Objects


  • Insert and Delete Slides
  • Insert an Image
  • Set Image Size and Slide Position
  • Use the library
  • Manage Unused Images
  • Create an Image Transparency
  • Create an Image Watermark
  • Replace an Image
  • Set Image Timing Options and Transition Effects
  • Work With Image Stacks
  • Add a Visual Mouse Click and Click Sound

Pointer Paths, Buttons and Highlight Boxes

  • Change the Pointer Path
  • Change the Pointer Type
  • Edit a Slide and Object Display Times
  • Insert a Text Button
  • Set a Button’s Options
  • Insert an Image Button
  • Insert and Format a Highlight Box

Converting Demonstrations into Simulations

  • Hide the Mouse
  • Replace Phrases
  • Insert a Click Box
  • Set Click Box Options
  • Change a Slide’s Display Time
  • Set a Text Caption Transition
  • Insert a Text Entry Box

Rollovers and Zoom Areas

  • Insert a Rollover Caption
  • Set Rollover Area Properties
  • Insert a Rollover Image
  • Insert a Zoom Area
  • Insert a Rollover Slidelet
  • Set Rollover Slidelet Properties
  • Format and Position a Slidelet
  • Insert a Caption into a Slidelet
  • Insert an Image into a Slidelet

Slide Labels, Notes and Audio

  • Add a Slide Label
  • Add a Slide Note
  • Add a Sound Effect to an Object
  • Add Background Music to a Project
  • Calibrate a Microphone
  • Record a Slide Note
  • Edit an Audio File
  • Insert Silence

Animation and Flash Video

  • Change a Project’s Frame Rate
  • Add Animation to a Slide
  • Change an Animation’s Slide Position
  • Insert Text Animation
  • Add Flash Video

Importing and Branching

  • Import PowerPoint Animation
  • Import PowerPoint Backgrounds
  • Resize a Project
  • Import Project Slides and Objects
  • Label a Slide
  • Use Buttons to Create a Branch
  • Explore the Branching Tab
  • Export the Branching View
  • Create a Slide Group
  • Work with a Slide Group

Skins and Templates

  • Apply a BMP Playbar
  • Apply a Skin
  • Edit and Save a Skin
  • Delete a Skin
  • Add a Loading Screen
  • Create a Project Template
  • Create a New Project From a Template
  • Record Additional Slides
  • Edit a Template

Compliant Movies, Bandwidth and Publishing

  • Enable 508 Compliance
  • Add Accessibility Text
  • Add Closed Captions
  • link to a Web Site
  • Set Project Information
  • Check Bandwidth
  • Publish a Flash (SWF)
  • Publish Word Handouts
  • Export Captions
  • Perform a “Round Trip” From Word

Creating Quizzes

  • Set Quiz Preferences
  • Insert a Question Slide
  • Add an Image to a Question Slide
  • Reuse a Slide Background
  • Format the Question Title
  • Use the Slide Grid
  • Format the Progress Indicator
  • Create and Rename Question Pools
  • Add Questions to Question Pools
  • Insert Random Question Slides


  • Publish a Standalone Project
  • Create a MenuBuilder Project
  • Add Text Items to a Menu
  • Format Styles
  • Edit Text Items
  • Export a MenuBuilder Project

Learning Management Systems

  • Set Reporting Options
  • Create a Manifest File
  • Adjust Slide Object Interaction
  • Publish a Content Package
  • Create an LMS Account
  • Create an LMS Lesson
  • Create an LMS Course
  • Create an LMS Curriculum
  • Test an E-Learning Course


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