Hide, show, and rearrange toolbars in Adobe Captivate Classic


This topic is not applicable for Adobe Captivate Classic 8 and above versions. 

Toolbars provide you an easier access to the most commonly used menus. You can quickly complete a task or a procedure by clicking the buttons on the toolbar instead of navigating to the menu.

You can hide or show toolbars according to your requirements. To show or hide a toolbar, select Window and then select the name of the toolbar.

Main Options

Shortcuts to frequently performed actions, such as, save, record, and preview.

Object Toolbar

Shortcuts for adding Adobe Captivate Classic objects, such as, text captions, buttons, and highlight boxes. Using this toolbar you can also draw smart shapes, such as, lines and rectangles, and also set the stroke and fill colors.

Adobe Captivate Classic object toolbar
Adobe Captivate Classic object toolbar

A. Smart Shapes B. Smart Shapes fly-out C. Insert Text Caption D. Insert Rollover Caption E. Insert Image F. Insert Rollover Image G. Insert Highlight Box H. Insert Rollover Slidelet I. Insert Zoom Area J. Insert Mouse K. Insert Click Box L. Insert Button M. Insert Text Entry Box N. Insert Text Animation O. Insert Animation P. Insert Video Q. Insert Interaction 


Shortcuts for aligning different objects on a slide. For more information, see Align objects.

Rearrange the Object Toolbar

By default, the tools in the toolbar are arranged in a single column. Click the double arrow at the top of the toolbar to make it horizontal or to arrange the tools in two columns.


To make the toolbar horizontal, ensure that the toolbar is free-floating and is not grouped with any other panel.

To make the toolbar free-floating, drag it out of the panel group using the two horizontal dotted lines at the top of the bar.

Horizontal dotted lines
Horizontal dotted lines


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