Select Edit > Preferences (Windows) or Adobe Captivate > Preferences (Mac OS).
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You can set project preferences that are applied to all the slides in the project. Some of these settings can overrule specific settings that you have set at the slide level. Use the Project menu in the Preferences dialog box to make the changes.
Project properties are visible to users from the Information button that is included with all playback controls. It is important to set project properties if you are creating 508-compliant accessible projects.
Select Edit > Preferences > Project > Information (Windows) or Adobe Captivate > Preferences > Project > Information (Mac OS) and specify the following properties:
Select Edit > Preferences > Project > Size And Quality (Windows) or Adobe Captivate > Preferences > Project > Size And Quality (Mac OS) and specify the following properties:
Compress Full Motion Recording SWF File
This option compresses the full motion recording SWF file to a smaller size. Choosing this option can increase the time taken to preview or publish the project.
The most common issue caused by compression options is that you may suddenly find that a project stalls after completing about 80% of a publishing process. This is usually the point in the publishing cycle when Captivate tries to compress the SWF.
If a project refuses to complete publishing, disable all compression preferences in this section under Size and Quality then publish the project again. If the project publishes successfully, re-enable each compression option one at a time, and try publishing the project on the basis of elimination.
Also, there may be an object in your project that is already compressed and may become corrupted if compressed again. Locating and removing this object usually solves the publishing problem.
Select Edit > Preferences > Project > Publishe Settings (Windows) or Adobe Captivate > Preferences > Project > Publish Settings (Mac OS) and specify the following preferences:
For a responsive project:
If you do not want your users to view your course in the mobile landscape view, you can disallow the ability for them to turn their phones to landscape by enabling the option Disallow phone landscape orientation.
You can even write a custom message as to why that view is not available.
For a blank project:
For more information, see Set publishing preferences in Adobe Captivate.
Select Edit > Preferences > Project > Start And End (Windows) or Adobe Captivate > Preferences > Project > Start And End (Mac OS) and specify the following preferences:
In Captivate, the location of preloaders is:
C:\Program Files\Adobe\<Adobe Captivate version>\en_US\Gallery\Preloaders
The changes that you make in the Preferences dialog box are applied to all the slides in the project.
Select Edit > Preferences (Windows) or Adobe Captivate > Preferences (Mac OS).
In the Preferences dialog box, select Defaults from the Global menu.
In the Slide Duration field, change the default time for which slides are displayed in the movie.
Set a background color for the slides in the project using the Background Color menu.
To change the number of slides displayed when the ‘Preview next n slides’ option is used, change the value of the Preview Next n Slides field. The default value is 5.
Select an object from the Select menu, and do the following according to your requirements.
Change the default time for which the selected object appears on the slide.
Change the default style for the selected object.
To resize a text caption according to the amount of text available in it, select Autosize Captions. The text caption resizes automatically to accommodate all the text. If you do not choose this option, the extra data is hidden. Manually resize the text caption to display the hidden data.
To resize a button according to the amount of text available in it, select Autosize Buttons. The button resizes automatically to accommodate the extra data. If you do not choose this option, the extra data is hidden. Manually resize the button to display the hidden data.
If you want to set the time of the caption automatically in accordance with the amount of data in it, select Calculate Caption Timing. Adobe Captivate calculates the time that the viewer requires to read the text and applies it to the text caption.
By exporting project preferences you can reuse your set of preferences across projects. Preferences can be saved and exported as CPR files. When the CPR file is imported into a project, the preferences mentioned in the CPR file are set in the Preferences dialog box.
Select File > Export > Preferences.
In the Save As dialog box, save your preferences as a CPR file.
When you want to import preferences into another project, select File > Import > Import Preferences. Open the file from the location where you saved the CPR file.
Adobe Captivate lets you author in right-to-left languages such as Arabic or Hebrew.
Before creating your project, click Edit > Preferences > General Settings.
Select Require Right To Left.
This setting is global. This means, all projects that you create subsequently inherit this setting.
To add language support, for example, Hebrew, on your computer, go to the Control Panel (Windows) and change the language to Hebrew, as shown below:
To save your changes, click OK.
Go ahead and create a Captivate project. Display the keyboard by clicking All Programs>Accessories>On-Screen keyboard.
Choose HE Hebrew (Israel) from the system tray, as shown below:
In the Captivate project, with the Hebrew keyboard being displayed, start typing in Hebrew.
You can set the background color for the project. Whether the background color appears on all slides depends on the type of slide and how a screenshot is captured.
In an open project, select Edit > Preferences (Windows) or Adobe Captivate > Preferences (Mac OS).
In the Category panel, select Defaults from the Global menu.
Click the box adjacent to the Background Color option, and do the following:
To fill the background with a color, click a color.
To apply a gradient fill, click the gradient icon, and then choose the gradient options. For more information on gradient fills, see Apply gradient fills.
Use one or all of the following options to recover damaged or corrupted projects:
Using the project backup file
Clearing the project cache
Project cache in Adobe Captivate helps you save and open projects faster. When you create a project in Adobe Captivate, a corresponding project cache folder is automatically created. This folder is saved in the project cache root folder specified in the project Preferences.
Over time, these cache folders may use up your system resources and you may want to delete the folders to optimize the resources. You can delete the folders using the ‘Clear Cache’ option in the project Preferences (Edit (Win)/Adobe Captivate (Mac) > Preferences > General Settings > Project Cache).
In Captivate, there is no option that states how often the project is copied in the cache.
The cache folder has the temporary cache created for all the opened project, however, it is not permanent that the cache for the opened project always stays even if the project is closed or crashed unexpectedly.
The recommended option is to enable Generate Project Backup, which can save the work if something happens unexpectedly to the project.
It is recommended to save your project locally. For more information, see the forum discussion on this topic.
To delete multiple project cache folders, use the Clear Cache application. This application lists all the Adobe Captivate project cache folders on the system along with the corresponding project name, size, status of the project (opened or closed), date modified, and cache size. Using this information, you can decide which cache folders you want to delete and quickly delete multiple cache folders with a single click.
To install and use this utility, perform the following steps:
Double-click the file dcache.zip and follow the on-screen instructions to install the utility.
After the installation, the Clear Cache Application opens and lists all the project cache folders in the default cache location.
To view the cache folders in a different location on your system, click Browse, and navigate to the location of the folder.
To delete a cache folder, select the check box that corresponds to the folder and click Clear. To delete all the folders, click Select All, and then click Clear. Please note that currently opened projects cannot be selected for deletion.