Archive for March, 2009

Adobe Captivate tutorials now on Adobe Design Center

All the tutorials for Adobe Captivate have been posted to the design center at

Adobe Captivate 4 tutorials

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Reducing the file size of Captivate projects

You can reduce the file size of the project by ensuring the following:

  • Ensure that you have reduced the file size of any graphic in Photoshop before you import it into the project.
  • Do not import heavy video files into the project.
  • If you have multiple instances of the same graphic, audio, or video, reuse them from the library. Do not import them repeatedly.
  • Delete unused items from the library.
  • In the Library panel, right click anywhere, and select Unused Items from the menu. Delete the unused items. Note that your project is unaffected by removing the unused items.
  • Externalize the following using the Publishing Preferences (Edit > Preferences > Project > Publish Settings)
    Skin.
  • Record FMR files using the Smaller SWF Size option (Edit > Preferences > Recording > Full Motion Recording).
  • Optimize the size of the SWF files generated using the Preferences dialog box. (Edit > Preferences > Project > SWF size and quality).

Check out the following URLs:

http://www.adobe.com/devnet/captivate/articles/filesize.html

http://rajntechnlife.wordpress.com/2007/02/16/how-to-reduce-captivate-fileswf-size/

http://elearninglive.com/wordpress/2007/04/captivate-file-size-tips/

http://elearningtech.blogspot.com/2006/03/captivate-file-size-tricks-for.html