What's new

With this update, you can now:

  • Publish your Adobe Captivate 8 projects to Adobe Captivate Prime. For more information about the publish to Prime workflow, see Publish project to Captivate Prime.
  • Roundtrip your assets with the latest version of Adobe Creative Cloud 2015.


Ensure that Captivate,, or build is installed. 

Installation instructions

  1. Open Adobe Captivate, and choose Help > Updates. The Adobe Application Manager appears.

    Adobe Application Manager
    Adobe Application Manager

  2. Ensure that the Adobe Captivate 8 Update check box under Adobe Captivate is selected.

  3. Click Update to install the patch.

    When the installation is complete, you see the Update Complete message.

    Alternatively, you can download the patch from this website.

    Update Complete
    Update Complete

  4. Click Close.


After the upgrade, before launching Adobe Captivate 8.0.3, ensure that you take a backup of preferences, layouts, and sample projects folder and delete them. 

Layouts folder locations:

  • Windows: C:\Users\Public\Documents\Adobe\eLearning Assets\
  • Mac OS: /Users/<user account>/Documents/My Adobe Captivate Projects/

Sample projects folder locations: 

  • Windows: C:\Users\Public\Documents\Adobe\eLearning Assets\SampleProjects 
  • Mac OS: /Users/<user account>/Documents/My Adobe Captivate Projects/SampleProjects


Launch Adobe Captivate, and choose Help > About Adobe Captivate. If the build number is, the patch is installed successfully.

Issues fixed in this patch

  • When publishing a web object in a SWF-scalable output, the object shifts to the upper left of the screen.
  • Reported an "Error initializing communication with LMS" when learner tries to click a button with Exit action while viewing an HTML5 course in Internet Explorer.
  • Comparison between a variable and a literal containing the same string fails in HTML5 output if the string contains spaces.
  • In responsive projects with random question pools, a pool question with an image or image button does not load in runtime. This issue occurs when a learner accesses the course from a webserver or LMS.
  • When using Windows Account with spaces, Captivate does not launch the Preview.
  • Grouped objects move by two pixels instead of one pixel when using shortcut arrow keys to move the group.
  • Hotspot not working in Internet Explorer for non-responsive HTML5 output.
  • The contents of the following dialog boxes do not load on Mac OS X 10.0 and later versions:
    • Drag and drop set correct answer 
    • Tab order 
    • Aggregator project window

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