iconCaptivate 3
Using Captivate 3
2 days
9:00:00 AM - 5:00:00 PM

Adobe Authorized Training Center


Using Captivate 3

Using Captivate provides students with the knowledge and hands-on practice they need to develop and build software demonstrations and interactive simulations with Captivate. In addition to learning key concepts, students also learn best practices for creating and publishing Captivate projects.

In this course, the participants will learn the following:

  • Understand the workflow process and storyboarding.
  • Record software demonstrations and simulations.
  • Update content by editing captions.
  • Use the Timeline feature to change caption and object timing.
  • Create handouts for reviewers
  • Publish your project to Word documents and SWF files.
  • Add narration by recording or importing audio.
  • Increase user interactivity with click, highlight, and text entry boxes.
  • Add interest by inserting rollover captions and images.
  • Insert question slides and scoring options.
  • Create interest by branching to different slides and projects.
  • Import PowerPoint slides and printable documentation into a project.
  • Creating hyperlinks to websites and to another project.
  • Create a MenuBuilder project tying all projects together.

The audience for this course is beginning and intermediate Adobe Captivate users who want to create software demonstrations and interactive simulations. Adobe Captivate appeals to a wide variety of audiences, typically grouped in training and education, sales and marketing, or technical support and documentation.



Workshop Outline
Course Outline

Captivate Basics

  • Captivate Interface
  • Recording Projects
  • Record Slides Manually
  • Record in Demonstration Mode
  • Record a Project in Assessment Simulation Mode
  • Record a Project in Training Assessment Mode
  • Record a Hybrid Project

Text Captions and The Timeline

  • Insert a Text Caption
  • Change Text Caption Properties
  • Edit an Object’s Position and Size
  • Use the Timeline to Control Object Timing
  • Set Mouse Properties
  • Show an Object for the “Rest of Slide”
  • Duplicate a Slide
  • Hide and Delete Slide Objects
  • Check Spelling
  • Align Captions


  • Insert and Delete Blank Slides
  • Insert an Image
  • Set Image Size and Position
  • Create a Watermark
  • Set Image Timing Options and Transition Effects
  • Work with Image Stacks
  • Add a Visual Mouse Click and Mouse Click Sound
  • Use the Library

Pointer Paths, Buttons and Highlight Boxes

  • Change the Pointer Path
  • Change the Pointer Type
  • Insert a Text Button
  • Insert an Image Button
  • Insert and Format a Highlight Box

Let Me Try Projects

  • Hide the Mouse
  • Insert a Click Box
  • Shrink an Object
  • Use the Timeline to Change Slide Timing
  • Change a Caption’s Transition Effect
  • Insert a Text Entry Box

Rollover Captions, Images and Zoom Areas

  • Insert a Rollover Caption
  • Set Rollover Area Properties
  • Insert a Rollover Image
  • Insert a Zoom Area

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
  • Set Flash Video Properties

Question Slides

  • Insert a Question Slide
  • Add an Image to a Question Slide
  • Copy and Paste a Slide Background
  • Format the Question Title
  • Use the Slide Grid
  • Format the Question Answers
  • Set Question Slide Options
  • Edit the Submit Button Text

Importing, Resizing and Exporting

  • Import a PowerPoint Presentation
  • Resize a Project
  • Import Project Slides and Objects
  • Create a Branch
  • Publish Word Handouts
  • Export Captions
  • Import Captions

Skins, Templates, Linking and Publishing

  • Apply a Skin to a Project
  • Edit and Save a Skin
  • Delete a Skin
  • Add a Loading Screen
  • Create a Project Template
  • Record a new Project using a Template
  • Edit a Template

Compliance, Bandwidth, and Links

  • 508 Compliance
  • Add Closed Captions
  • Link to a Website
  • Project Properties
  • Bandwidth Monitor
  • Publish a Flash File

Menu Builder

  • Publish Projects
  • Create a MenuBuilder Project
  • Format Styles
  • Edit Items
  • Export a MenuBuilder Project

Learning Management Systems

  • Publish a Flash Project
  • Create an LMS Account
  • Add an SCO to an LMS
  • Create an LMS Course
  • Create an LMS Curriculum
  • Test an e-Learning Course






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