What's new

Mobile

  • Support for iOS 7.0.3 
  • Support for Android 4.2 and later 
  • HTML 5 published content optimized for size and performance 
  • Full support for publishing HTML5 content using ‘Scalable HTML Content’ option
  • New skin with playback control for event videos in HTML5 output 
  • New mobile themes and playbar

Platform support

  • Support for Mac OS 10.9
  • Support for Windows 8.1

Enhancements

  • STAR smart shape added
  • Color Swatches: You can now import swatches from Adobe Photoshop and Kuler, or create custom swatches, and apply them to Adobe Captivate objects with a single click.
  • Copy/Paste of objects/Slides carries actions, Advanced Actions, and Shared Actions across the projects.
  • Open external library containing shared Actions and drag-and-drop them in current project and reuse 
  • Conditional Actions:
    • Duplicate conditional block for reuse 
    • Preview the entire conditional action
    • Move/Re-Order conditional decision block
  • New Actions in Advanced Actions Dialog box – Pause / Exit / Increment / Decrement
  • New Actions in AA and PI – Lock / Unlock TOC, Show / Hide TOC Toggle, Show/Hide Playbar
  • New Variables added:
    • CpInReviewMode - Indicates whether the user is in Review mode or not.
    • CpQuizInfoPreTestMaxScore - Returns the maximum score for the pretest questions.
    • CpQuizInfoPreTestTotalCorrectAnswers - Returns the number of correctly answered pretest questions.
    • CpQuizInfoPreTestTotalQuestions - Returns the number of pretest questions in the project.
  • Support for AutoPlay of HTML5 courses on desktop browsers (not supported on mobile devices)
  • Support for Print and Save in Notes Interaction
  • New Millionaire interaction
  • Reporting of variable usage
  • Support for locking Size and Position of objects
  • Support for flipping smart shapes through Properties Panel
  • Support for deleting unused (cached) Image buttons and Captions

Prerequisites

Make sure that Captivate 7 release build is installed.

Installation instructions

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

  2. Ensure that the Adobe Captivate 7 Update check box under Adobe Captivate is selected.

    Ensure that the Adobe Captivate 7 Update check box under Adobe Captivate is selected.
    Opening the Adobe Application Manager

  3. Click Update to install the patch.

     

    Important: On Mac 10.7, although you are not explicitly prompted, quit Adobe Captivate before clicking Update.

    When the installation is complete, you see the following message:

    Update complete message
    Update complete message

    Alternatively, you can download the patch from this website.

  4. Click Close.

Important: Before using Adobe Captivate 7.0.1, ensure that you make a backup of the Layouts folder and delete it.

Layouts folders are present at:

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

Verification

Launch Adobe Captivate, and choose Help > About Adobe Captivate. If the build number is 7.0.1.237, then the patch has been installed successfully.

Verifying the installation of the patch update
Verifying the installation of the patch update

Issues fixed in this patch

Publish

  • Smart shapes that are converted to buttons do not work in HTML5 output when published with the 'Scalable HTML Content' option.
  • If the course requires users to select options from a pop-up menu, users cannot change the option after selecting an option once. This issue occurs if the project is published with the Flash Player 11 option.
  • TOC information button doesn't work in HTML5 published output.
  • Adobe Captivate cannot open files present in the child folders in the published output folder.
  • When users view courses on Adobe Connect on IE and close the course, Script Error occurs if the project was published with both SWF file and HTML5 options selected.
  • In an HTML5 output of a project that includes both PowerPoint and Captivate slides, you can notice a discrepancy between the actual slide duration and the duration displayed in the slide properties.
  • "Stop Looping of Background Audio" is not honored in a SWF file output.
  • Tabbing rotates around the Web Address bar and does not go back to the Adobe Captivate demo when a video is present on the slide and reporting is enabled.
  • HTML Background Color does not work in SWF file output files when reporting is enabled.
  • “MMTracking.swf 404 Not Found Error” is displayed in SWF file output files viewed on LMS.

Project creation and editing

  • Captivate becomes frequently unresponsive if you are within corporate firewalls.
  • Spell Check crashes on Mac when Captivate 6 was not installed on a machine before installing Captivate 7.
  • Advanced Actions goes blank on deleting a slide containing an object used in Advanced Actions and save/close/re-open the project.
  • Adobe Media Encoder (AME) doesn't launch on Captivate 7 trial version.
  • Captivate can become unresponsive when you change from Dual Monitor to Single Monitor.
  • In the Variables dialog box, the value of system variable “CaptivateVersion” is equal to the original version of Captivate in which the project was created.
  • Type Ahead Search in Advanced Actions parameter dialog lists the objects in the order in which they appear in the slides instead of Alphabetical order.

Devices

  • Scrolling is not working for overlay TOC on iPad.
  • Issues while loading media (audio/video) on Android.
  • On iPad, button click sound is heard late when multiple audio clips are present on a slide.

Assets

  • cpPlaybar skips slides when Next and Back buttons are pressed.
  • Closed Caption button (CC) is not available for Mobile Playbar.
  • Accordion: "Add Audio" dialog doesn't have an appropriate title.
  • Jeopardy: No variable is available to store the Game score.
  • Jig Saw:
    • Interaction is not loading when content is viewed in AdobeConnect.
    • Interaction is not loaded when it is placed before question slides.
  • Memory Game: Users cannot use underscore (_) in variables.
  • Notes: Interaction doesn't work when published as Windows executable files.
  • Timeline: Image tool-tip indicates the image size incorrectly.
  • Web Object:
    • Scrolling is not supported for web page on iPad.
    • Audio from the Web Object doesn't stop when navigated to the next slide.
    • F11 is not present in the Preview message.
  • YouTube interaction:
    • Aspect ratio option is not present.
    • Preview message is appearing in output when Shadow/Reflection is applied to the interaction.
    • F11 is not present in the Preview message.

Miscellaneous

  • Captivate doesn't launch on Mac 10.9.
  • Background audio resets to full volume in slides with video.
  • Z-index of the Retake button in the published output is not the same as in the edit area. The Retake button in the published output does not appear above the Continue and Review buttons.
  • TEBs do not allow spaces when you select only uppercase or lowercase options.

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