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Lots of questions

We had our first Adobe Captivate 3 eseminar today and it was sold out. We had so many questions at the end that it was impossible to keep up for 2 people even though we kept answering for another 15 min after the session ended.

I tried to collect some of the questions and provide responses here (questions are in no particular order):

Questions regarding upgrading after recently purchasing Adobe Captivate 2
See Post-announce upgrade policy

How is version 3 different from 1 and 2?
Upgrade center has a list of features and (basic) comparison chart.

Can I upgrade from CP1 to CP3? From RoboDemo to CP3? What's the upgrade price? what's the full price?
Upgrade from Macromedia Captivate 1 or Adobe Captivate 2

Is the trial version available?
Download center
The trial will not override your CP2 version. Also, when you open CP2 slides in CP3, simply choose to save as new and create CP3 compatible copy of your CP2 project. CP3 is not backwards compatible.

508 Compliance
See Accessibility

Supported OSs, Flash player versions
See System Requirements - if your OS is not yet supported, please submit a feature request e.g. for Mac support. Vista is fully supported in CP3.

Where can I find training?
There are tutorials within CP3 on the start page. The Essentials book by Kevin Siegel will also be updated for CP3. Or check with one of our training partners.

Can I add period to autotext? Can I change the autotext? Can I add my own languages?
Yes - see dev center. In CP3, you also not limited to using Dutch or Portuguese - this is fixed now.

on text boxes, is it possible to let the user enter whatever text is appropriate for them during training, as opposed to entering whatever I entered during creation of simulation (e.g. logon screen: their name)?
Indirectly - you can use your own .swf files that can handle that. we currently don't support variables directly in CP but you can submit this as a feature request.

Can you use the files on ipods? Can I create a .fla? How do I track scores? Can I email scores? Can add track scores via my own database? How do I integrate with LMSs?
See Dev Center

How do I simulate right clicks?
See Dev Center

Can it now import PPT slide animations?

How can create an avi file?
Use Sothink Flash to Video converter and also submit a feature request :)

Can I make caption text dynamic with XML?
The XML export/import is specifically designed for localization. To make captions dynamic, you can work in Flash CS3 and simply use Adobe Captivate for your quick screen captures.

How do you stop recording?
Click CP icon in the system tray.

Does multimode recording mean you generate 3 .cp files?

How much is the upgrade for an educational license?
There is no edu upgrade since the full edu license is cheaper than an upgrade.

Can it support screen resolutions larger than 800x600?
yes - but keep file size in mind. I always use 820x540 - everyone can see it without scrolling and my file sizes are good.

Has menu builder changed?
This was an add on built a long time ago. We have focused on integrating drop down menus via the skin - I'd recommend using this feature instead since it's slick and we'll continue updating it.

Are the flash security browser warnings fixed?
Check the Flash Player site. We simply generate the HTML that has the swf embedded. We don't control the player or the browser.

Can you add hyperlinks to CP3?
yes - via click boxes or slide branching.

Can you copy/paste quiz question slides?
Yes :)

There are still hundreds more questions but I got the bulk here since many of them were very similar. Please forgive any spelling errors - I tried to crank through these quickly ...


My question has to do with your response to MenuBuilder and your suggestion to use the skin menu instead.
I tried using the skin menu to link to multiple Captivate projects together, and have run into a bunch of error messages when trying to TEST those links. (Works fine if linking within the same Captivate project.) I read the Captivate Help menu, but there's not enough detail for me to resolve the error messages.
Can you refer me to any detailed step-by-step information on how to link various Captivate projects and test those links by either Preview Project or Preview in Web Browser?