You can resize Adobe Captivate projects, even after you have recorded them. Resizing can save you from having to rerecord an entire project. For example, suppose you record your project at a width of 640 and height of 480, but then decided you need a slightly smaller or larger size.

Resizing a project cannot be “undone” with a toolbar button or key combination such as Control+Z.

Resizing a project numerous times can result in quality deterioration. As far as possible, try to resize a project only once.

Resize a project

  1. In an open project, select Modify > Rescale Project.

  2. Under Size, enter an exact custom size in pixels in the Width and Height text boxes (minimum size 100 x 100). Alternatively, enter a percentage for width and height, with the current size being 100%. (For example, to make the project slightly bigger, enter 110%; to make the project much smaller, enter 50%.) You can also select the Preset Size option and choose a commonly used size, such as 640 x 480, from the pop-up menu.

    If you want, select the Maintain Aspect Ratio option, which maintains the height and width proportions when the image is resized. This option ensures that the image is displayed accurately and is not distorted.

  3. If you want to choose from a standard set of sizes, select Preset Size, and choose from the options.

  4. You have different options depending on whether the new size you specified is larger or smaller than the original size.

    Rescale Project To Fit New Size

    This option resizes the entire project to the new larger size you specified. To also rescale any objects in the project, select the Rescale Captions, Highlight Boxes, And Other Objects option.

    Keep Project The Same Size And Fill Background With Color

    This option keeps the project the same size, but creates a project background at the size that you specified earlier. For example, if your original project is 550 x 400 pixels and you set the new size to 640 x 480, this option keeps the project at 550 x 400 and creates extra space around the project of 90 x 80. You can select any background color and choose a position for the project on the background, such as center or upper right.

    Rescale Project To Fit New Size

    This option resizes and resamples the project to provide a good quality project. To also rescale any objects in the project, select the Rescale Captions, Highlight Boxes, And Other Objects option.

    Rescale Captions, Highlight Boxes, And Other Objects

    Select this option to have Adobe Captivate automatically rescale all objects in your project such as captions, highlight boxes, click boxes, and text entry boxes to the new, smaller size.

    Crop

    Crops the project to the new size. If you select the Crop option, click Next to open the Crop Area dialog box where you can define a crop area. To define the crop area, hold down the left mouse button and drag the Crop window (area with green border).

    Arrows Move backward or forward one slide at a time through the project.

    Slide Lists all the slides in the project. Click the drop-down arrow to select an individual slide.

    Apply To All Slides Applies the crop area you defined to all slides in the project.

  5. Click Finish.

    Note:

    Resize buttons before resizing the project. Resizing a project does not resize the buttons automatically.

View project dimensions

  • In an open project, select Modify > Rescale Project. The dimensions of the project are mentioned in the Original Project Size section of the Rescale dialog box.

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