Download and install Adobe Captivate


Adobe Captivate is an intelligent eLearning authoring tool that enables you to deliver interactive, device-independent content. Use Captivate to build different types of eLearning courses, such as software simulation, HD video demos, responsive eLearning courses, assessment modules, and compliance courses.

Use the Captivate Draft app to build your storyboards and then import them into Captivate. You also get access to more than 75,000 free eLearning assets.

And track effectiveness and get access to deep analytics when you publish your content to Adobe Captivate Prime.

This document covers the details of how to download and install the latest version of Captivate. It also provides other details such as setting up an Adobe ID and how to purchase a licensed version of the product.


Adobe Captivate 2017 is available for the following operating systems:

Microsoft Windows (Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10) with a minimum of 4 GB of RAM and 5 GB of free disk space.

Mac OS X v10.12.3 (or later); iOS 10.2.1 (or later) with a minimum of 4 GB of RAM and 6 GB of free disk space.

If your computer meets these basic requirements, you can read up the detailed prerequisites for Microsoft Windows and MAC OS.

Create your Adobe ID

To download and install Adobe Captivate, you need an Adobe ID. It's free and easy to set up. So, let's create one now.

  1. Go to Adobe accounts and click Get an Adobe ID.

  2. Follow the instructions and enter a valid email address.

    The address you enter will be your Adobe ID, so use an address which you can remember. Then, click Sign Up.

    Now you can sign in to your account any time using the navigation bar on the pages.

  3. To sign into your account, go to and click Sign In. The sign-in link is in the top navigation bar of most pages.

For more detailed information, see Create or update your Adobe ID.

Download Captivate

Download a 30-day free trial of the latest version of Captivate here.

For details on previous versions of Captivate, see Download Adobe Captivate.

Install Captivate

After you have completed the download procedure for Captivate, an installation file is downloaded on your computer.

Captivate is an end-user desktop application. So, it has a simple step-by-step installation procedure. 

Double-click on the downloaded file and follow the onscreen instructions that appear in the installation wizard.

Remember to click Try on the screen that prompts you to Install or Try.

Try or buy Captivate

For more details on installing Captivate, see Installing Adobe Captivate.

If you are new to Adobe Captivate, you can get started by creating your first Captivate Project. Or else you can go to the help documentation.


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