To know more about Captivate (2017 release) and its features, download the training project, and experience an enhanced hands-on learning.
Download the following projects:
(Preview > Project). Preview the content for each slide or for the project. Preview the project in a
To publish the output as HTML 5 in the browser,
choosePublish for Devices.
(Optional) Publish for Devices dialog appears as shown in the following screenshot. If you have used a Typekit font in your project, enter the domain as well.
For more information about using Typekit fonts in your Captivate project, see Integrate Typekit fonts.
a. Choose the appropriate Project Title, Location, and Click Publish when completed. You can also publish Captivate projects to Phone Gap.
For more information on Publishing standard blank projects, see Publishing Projects topic. You can continue to publish Adobe Captivate non-responsive/blank projects as exe files.
When you click the Typekit button (red rectangle), you are taken to the Typekit website from where you can sync fonts and download the fonts to be used in your Captivate projects.
If you do not use any Typekit fonts in your projects, the Typekit Domains field is disabled.
In case the Typekit Domains field is disabled during publishing and you have used Typekit fonts, preview the project, and publish the project.
Publish for devices (apps) menu is integrated into Adobe Captivate 8.0.1. Now, you can publish Adobe Captivate projects as apps to any devices without using the App packager.
To publish the output as apps for devices, follow the steps below:
Click Next to provide the required certificate/key information for your app. You can choose iOS or Android or both by clicking the check-boxes next to them and provide certificate/key information corresponding to each platform.
Refer to Create certificates and generate key section for more information.
Certificates and authentication keys are essential for users to enable security for their accounts and prevent any unauthorized access.
Create certificates for iOS
- Refer to the apple developer support site and create an app developer certificate. Refer to program enrollment for more information.
- Refer to the instructions on the PhoneGap build site as mentioned below to convert the certificates into supported P12 format and upload the certificates:
- Refer to the instructions on the PhoneGap build site to generate and upload keys to PhoneGap build.
After you log in with PhoneGap user ID and password, click Next in Publish window, and provide certificate info in the dialog as shown below:
The title AppleKey in the above snapshot represents the certificate name that you uploaded in PhoneGap build. Your certificates are populated in the Title drop-down after you upload them in PhoneGap build website. Similarly, the keys you uploaded to PhoneGap build appear in Title drop-down. You can continue to publish even if you do not have keys for Android by choosing No key selected option.
If you publish using Windows 8 OS, you can see an extra option in Publish To as Windows 8. If you choose this option, the dialog appears as below:
Project title, location information, and the options under More are similar to iOS/Android dialog options. Follow the steps accordingly.
If you remove preferences of Adobe Captivate, then you have to create certificates again.
Gestures for devices have been introduced in Adobe Captivate 8. Now, you can apply the available gestures to your Responsive Projects while Publishing projects.
Set Geolocation for projects to provide multiple options to end users based on their location. Authors can use cpInfoGeoLocation system variable to capture geolocation values and use them based on various user scenarios. You can use custom variable to set Latitude, Longitude, and Accuracy (in meters which determines radius) and compare with System variable.
Creating custom variables:
- Click Project>Variables
- In Variables dialog, click Add New
- Click Geolocation check-box and provide latitude, longitude, and accuracy data.
- Click Save and OK.
You can also trigger an action based on the geolocation by clicking the Folder icon and selecting an advanced action that you have created.
From an expert: Location aware learning with Adobe Captivate
You can now verify whether the geolocation functionality you have set up is working fine before publishing your project.
This feature is only applicable if you have created a custom geolocation variable as described in the tip above.
Toggle between the different locations you have set up to preview how the project looks and functions when a learner accesses it from that location.
While creating custom variables, users can browse through Google™ integrated maps and choose the geolocation. Latitude, longitude, and location accuracy values are populated based on the chosen geolocation from maps.
Users can click the globe icon next to Choose from Map in the Variables dialog as shown below:
To use this map support feature, connect to the Internet.
For example, in the above snapshot, a location map of San Francisco city has been chosen from the map and the corresponding values are populated.
Users can type coordinates if they are already aware of them, or select location from map to fetch the values automatically.
User Scenario for map support
Consider a scenario where you have created a course for German-speaking people residing in Germany. You can use the Google map and choose Germany typing in the search bar. As shown in Figure - A, you have the location accuracy value as 334988 meters encompassing most of the area of Germany.
At a later stage, if you want to expand your course availability to more countries, then click the red colored pin (at the outer part of