What's New in Adobe Captivate (2019 release) Update 2

New features & enhancements in Adobe Captivate (2019 release) Update 2

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Adobe Captivate reimagines the way interactive eLearning is created for a multi-device world. Rapidly author a wide range of interactive and responsive HTML5-based eLearning content without programming. 

Read on for a quick introduction to the new features and enhancements introduced in the 2019 release of Adobe Captivate.

For installation, bug fixes, and other information, see the Release notes.

What's new in this update

What's new and changed in Adobe Captivate (2019 release) Update 2

Asset Panel

All new Asset Panel

The all-new Asset Panel empowers you to create aesthetically-designed, responsive eLearning courses, in just a few minutes. Leverage ready-to-go slides from these projects to effectively design complex branching logic and interactions like drag and drop, click and reveal, without programming. 

For more information, see Asset Panel.


Create Interactive Videos

Liven up demos and training videos by making them interactive. Record your own or bring in existing Vimeo videos. Add informational slides or knowledge check questions as overlays at specific points on the video. Add bookmarks in the timeline to aid learner remediation. Customize feedback options for answers and interactions.

For more information, see Make Vimeo streaming videos interactive.

Image as button

Image as button

Speed up your authoring by drastically reducing the number of steps required to use images as buttons in your eLearning course. The latest update of Adobe Captivate, now allows you to add any image or an SVG to your course and directly use it as a button. Define actions or advanced actions and assign them to the button in a few simple steps.

For more information, see Image as button.


Simplified branching workflow

Leap over the hurdle of authoring complex branching logic, to create multi-module eLearning courses. The all-new Quick Start Project branching slides help you easily create branching logic without programming or using advanced actions. 

For more information, see Simplified branching workflow.

Forced navigation

Forced navigation

Accelerate your eLearning authoring by achieving forced navigation workflow without using programming . Insert multiple objects like images and smart shapes, in an empty slide in your project.

For more information, see Forced navigation.


Copy paste appearance

Minimize authoring time by copying and pasting style of one object to multiple other objects. Quickly apply similar formatting, such as color, font style, font size, and border style to different objects and text portions in your eLearning content.

For more information, see Copy-Paste appearance.

VR enhancements

VR enhancements

Display text and image, play audio or video, or perform navigation based actions on click of a hotspot. Now Adobe Captivate makes it possible for you to customize the styling of a hotspot and its display text. 

For more information, see VR Enhancements.


Other enhancements

  • Smart font replacement: Boost your productivity using the smart font replacement with the new update of Adobe Captivate (2019 release). Easily comply with brand guidelines by uniformly changing the fonts, themes, and colors of an eLearning project with click of a few buttons. Resolve missing fonts to ensure your projects don’t lose their look and feel. Choose from a list of possible replacement fonts, if the fonts in your project are not available on your computer. For more information, see Replace missing fonts.
  • Theme fonts and colors: Change fonts and colors of a theme with minimal clicks while maintaining high productivity.  For more information, see Theme fonts and colors.
  • Replace an image: Replace an image on the stage. On the stage, right-click the image, and choose Replace Image. You can also drag an image from the library, drop it in the stage, which replaces the image that was already on the stage. In addition, you can drag and drop an image from any application or location onto the stage and replace an image. For more information, see Replace image.

System Requirements

Learn more about the prerequisites and system requirements for running the 2019 release of Adobe Captivate in System requirements.

Release Notes

For installation and other information, see the Release notes.

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