Set publishing preferences in Adobe Captivate

  1. Select Edit > Preferences (Windows) or Adobe Captivate > Preferences (Mac OS).

  2. In the Preferences dialog box, select Publish Settings from the Project menu.

  3. Set the various options according to your requirements.

    Frames Per Second

    This option sets the number of Flash frames that appear per second. The default setting is 30 frames per second and is appropriate in most cases. For example, with the default setting, a caption that appears for 1 second requires 30 Flash frames. Dividing the number of frames in a project by 30 gives you the length of the project in seconds. You may need to change the rate if you are embedding your Adobe Captivate SWF file in another SWF file that has a frame rate other than 30.


    Publish Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro Metadata

    Adds information to your Adobe Captivate project file (SWF) that makes it easier to integrate the project into Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro. The embedded data links the Adobe Captivate CPTX file to the SWF file when you publish the project to Connect Server and makes it easier for the Adobe Captivate output file to be found during searches done in Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro.

    For more information see Adobe Connect .


    Selecting this option increases the size of the project. If you will not use the project with Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro, you can clear the option and decrease the size of the finished project file (SWF). However, if there is the possibility that the output file (SWF) may be used in Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro, it is a good idea to select the Publish Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro Metadata option.

    Include Mouse

    Includes any recorded mouse movement in the project.

    Include Audio

    Includes any audio files that have been added to the project.

    Publish Audio as Mono

    Converts stereo sounds to mono.

    Play Tap Audio For Recorded Typing

    This option plays tapping sounds in the final project to represent recorded keystrokes. (For example, if you recorded an e-mail message being sent, you most likely typed an address to which the e-mail should be sent. The sound of the keys being pressed to enter the address was recorded, and using this option, a tapping sound can be played for each of the keystrokes.)

    Enable Accessibility

    Enable this option to make your project accessible to visually impaired users. The text in your project is read aloud when users accept the help of a screen reader when viewing the project. In addition, any other accessibility options that you have configured in the project are also enabled.

    Externalize Resources

    When you publish a project as a SWF file, a single SWF file is produced. To reduce the size of the SWF file, you can choose to externalize some of its objects (skin, widgets, FMR SWF file, and animations). After publishing, the externalized resources reside outside the SWF file, and are referenced by it.

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