Tips for creating introductory slides in Adobe Captivate Classic

  • Add sound. Adobe Captivate Classic makes it easy to add sound to projects, and sound is very powerful in an introduction. You can add existing sound files or record your own voice-over. You can include a welcome message or play some appropriate music.

Adobe Captivate Classic contains a gallery that has buttons, sounds, and animations (in SWF format) for you to use in your projects. By default, the gallery is stored in the following location when you install Adobe Captivate Classic: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Captivate Classic <version_number>\Gallery (on Windows); /Applications/Adobe Captivate Classic <version_number>/Gallery (on Mac OS).

  • Use special effects. If you are going to use special effects in your project, why not start off with them? Special effects (such as fading, for example) create a polished and professional look right from the start.

  • Use animated text. For an easy and impressive introductory slide, use the Adobe Captivate Classic animated text feature. This is a fast way to create a sophisticated look for your project.

  • Use captions strategically. Add multiple captions to your introductory slide and then carefully set their timing so they fade in and out, one at a time.


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