We’ve just released a free update for Adobe Captivate 8 with some great new enhancements and bug fixes.
To get the new update, open Adobe Captivate 8, and click Help > Updates and install the new update. You can also directly download and install the update from here.
Once the update is installed, your new Captivate version will be 184.108.40.206
Let me take you through some of my favorite Captivate 8.0.1 features and enhancements:
Responsive drag-and-drop interactions:
With Adobe Captivate 8.0.1, you can now include drag-and-drop interactions and quiz questions in your multi-screen responsive projects also. You can drag and drop objects seamlessly across all the three breakpoint views in responsive projects. The draggables and drop targets will rearrange themselves according to the device they are being viewed on and retain all the properties of the drag-and-drop interactions in your responsive projects.
Check out this video for the workflow:
Google Maps enabled geo-location support:
Now with the new update, creating location-aware learning is all the more simpler. You can set the location parameters for your geo-location variable using Google Maps integration with Adobe Captivate. Just type the location in the Search field, adjust the accuracy for the location, and the latitude, longitude, and location accuracy values will be automatically populated in the variable dialog.
Native app publisher
Now there’s no need to use a separate app packager to publish your Captivate courses as an app. You can publish your courses as an app natively from the Publish dialog. Watch this short tutorial for the workflow:
Reset text properties and position in responsive projects
Now you can update the text properties and position of objects across all views to match the properties of the currently selected object. Right-click the object and select one of these options. This will help you re-link objects across views in responsive projects.
You can find out the project content size of the projects before even publishing them. This feature is really useful when you are creating an app and there’s a size restriction; you have a mandate for keeping the course size small; or you are creating learning material to be consumed on mobile devices.
To find your project size, you need to click Window > Project Info and you will get an option to check the project size. For a responsive project, you can check the size for HTML package and for non-responsive projects, you can check the size for both HTML and SWF output.
And the list goes on…
- Custom shapes and lines are now supported in responsive projects.
- Streaming video support through embed code in Web object. Watch this video for workflow.
- Success/Failure/Hint captions in quiz questions can now be replaced with smart shapes.
- Swatches integration in color palette. Watch this video for workflow.
- Project Captions and Closed Captions of all the views in responsive project will now be exported to single XML or Word document.
- You can now draw symmetrical shapes. Watch this video for workflow.
- EXE publish option is now back.
And the list doesn’t end here… there’s much more for you in this update. Click here for complete list of enhancements and bug fixes in Adobe Captivate 8.0.1.
Happy captivating! 🙂