Now that we are done with the big ones, allow me to tell you about the rest. And don’t blame me if you think some of them must have made it earlier. Remember, this is my blog, and these are my choices. And this is the only place in the whole world where I get to have my way. Oh! Who am I kidding?!
Design templates: Adobe Captivate comes with a set of in-built design templates that you could apply to a slide or a project. Better still, you can create your customized design template and apply it to a project or
AS3 support: More on this in the documentation. Suffice to say that users usin AS3 will find enough to smile about.
Re-worked menu: The menu structure and the preferences dialog box have been reworked to make them even more user-friendly. and to keep them in sync with other Adobe products.
Publish as AVI: You can now publish your Adobe Captivate project as an AVI file. As simple as that.
Support for right-click: Yes, I know. We have been praying for this all along, and however small it may look as a feature, we know how big this is for all of us. Keep grinning.
Image editing: Touch up your images using image-editing features like brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, and a host of other finger-lickin good options. Remember me saying earlier about how Adobe Captivate is now more independent than ever before?
Text to speech functionality: Convert all that text in your slide notes and text captions to high quality speech at the click of a button, literally.
Flash CS3 and Flash CS4 support: Work with these versions of Flash seamlessly using your favorite Captivate-Flash workflows.
Batch editing of audio files using Soundbooth: You can now carry over all your audio files from the library to Soundbooth. When you save the files after batch-processsing them in Soundbooth, the changes are reflected in your Adobe Captivate project. `
Export to PDF: You can now export your SWF into a PDF file by enabling an option during publishing.
Single SWF publishing: Unless specified otherwise in the preferences box, Adobe Captivate generates a single SWF file. Come on, come on, don’t tell me you did not want this one!
Apart from the host of goodies that we are now drooling over, Adobe Captivate now provides a host of options to optimize the file size of your project. Glitches with the FMR have been addressed as have some other itsy-bitsy pain points.
Like most of us here at Adobe would like to believe, Adobe Captivate 4 is HUGE. It is almost like we skipped a couple of releases to get here. And we are sure you will feel the same way too. The wait looks like it is almost over.