Adobe Captivate lets you add narration, music, step-by-step instructions, or almost any sound to your projects.
You can use audio in Adobe Captivate projects in a variety of ways. For example, you can do the following, all in the same project:
Add a background track that plays for the duration of the project.
Add sound to an individual slide.
Add sound to a specific object, such as a caption, click box, highlight box, or button.
Adobe Captivate lets you record your own audio files (using some simple equipment) or import existing files. You can record audio files at the same time you record the project, or you can add an audio file later. Imported files can be in WAV or mp3 format. If you add a WAV file to a project, Adobe Captivate automatically converts the WAV file to mp3 format when you publish the project.
After you add audio to a project, you can adjust the timing of objects to fit the sound file precisely. Adobe Captivate also contains features for adding silence to audio files and for normalizing audio for all slides so the sound level is consistent.
Adobe Captivate 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:
C:\Program files\Adobe\Adobe Captivate 6\Gallery (on Windows)
/Applications/Adobe Captivate 6/Gallery/Captions (for Mac OS).
You can attach an audio file to a button or click box and have the audio play when the user clicks the button or click box instead of when the button or click box is displayed. To do this, create the button or click box and select the Success Caption option. Make the Success Caption transparent and do not add any text. Add an audio file to the Success Caption.
You can import an audio file to use with slides, buttons, highlight boxes, click boxes, or text entry boxes. You can also use the Library to add an audio file that is already in your current project.
Adobe Captivate 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: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Captivate 6\Gallery (on Windows) or /Applications/Adobe Captivate 6/Gallery/Captions (on Mac OS).
You can create background audio for your projects. The audio plays while the slides of your project are shown. Background audio can be music, sound effects, or almost any kind of sound you can import or record.
You can use background audio together with individual slide audio for a truly professional effect. Adobe Captivate provides an option to lower the volume of background audio when a slide with audio assigned plays. For example, you can import a music file and set it to loop continuously as background audio. In that same project, you can record voice-over narration for individual slides, and when the voice-over audio plays, the music volume is lowered.
Select Audio > Import to > Background to import an existing audio file by navigating to the file, selecting the file, and clicking Open.
If you want to use an audio file that is already in your project, click Select Audio From Library.
Click Record to > Background and follow the instructions to record the background audio.
Fade In and Fade Out
Lets you set a time, in seconds, for the audio file to fade in and fade out at the beginning and end of the project.
Adobe Captivate includes a feature that records a keyboard tap sound whenever you press keys on the keyboard while recording a project. You can include or exclude the tap sounds. You can also create a custom keyboard tap sound to use.