October 22, 2012

Update for Adobe Captivate 6 available now!

We have released an update for Adobe Captivate — version 6.0.1 (Build 240), which is available for download through Help Menu > Updates…  This is available for Windows as of now, we will have the Mac version soon. A bunch of key issues are addressed through this update including the following fixes.

  1. Output from Trial version – Before this update, content created through trial version of Adobe Captivate 6 would expire in 30 days from the project creation. With Adobe Captivate 6.0.1, the published outputs will expire in 30 days from the date of Publishing.
  2. Prior to this update, the learner had to click on the slide to enter text in TEBs or invoking click boxes through keyboard shortcut. This update fixes the TEB click issue.
  3. When slide transitions were used, Adobe Captivate projects and audio in version 6 were known to pause randomly. Audio was sometimes out-of-sync and Show/Hide of objects may not have worked as expected. These transition related issues are fixed with this build.
  4. Using version 6.0, iOS browsers could crash if an HTML5 course contained slides with large number of assets or if users were accessing a ‘heavy’ course from a SCORM-based LMS. The 6.01 Captivate update fixes these issues related to memory management of numerous or heavy objects in iOS HTML5 publications of Captivate projects.
  5. Multi-slide synchronized videos in SWF outputs no longer flicker while transitioning between slides with videos on them.
  6. Audio in Adobe Captivate projects now appropriately synchronize with slides on iOS6.
  7. Using version 6.0, Microsoft PowerPoint slides that were imported into Adobe Captivate and published to Flash SWF files could flicker between slides. This 6.01 update fixes the slide flickering issue for imported PowerPoint slides.
  8. Adobe Captivate no longer displays the error “Not a valid widget” when authors try to insert smart interactions
  9. When projects with video recordings (recorded using the additional recording option) were included in an Aggregator project using Captivate 6.0, only one of the videos played in the published output. The 6.01 Captivate update enables multiple videos in Aggregator projects.

For more detailed list of issues fixed in this update, visit: http://helpx.adobe.com/captivate/kb/captivate-6-patch.html

If you have any questions, please let us know in the comments section below.

Posted by Vish5:44 PM
  • Clive

    Hi Vish,
    Fade transition when applied to imported .ppt slides is now smoother – but it flashes up the slide with all the builds in place and then fades to the first state of the slide.(ie no builds yet). So it kind of ruins the point of having the slide build.
    Please advise how I can revert to version to 6.0 now that I can’t use 6.0.1

    • Clive,

      I’m checking into it. Can you try ‘Force Republish all slides’ for me. Also if you send the project in question to wish-captivate@macromedia.com it might expedite a solution.


      • Clive

        Thanks Allen – I tried force republish but it didn’t change anything. I need to revert version quick – any ideas?

        • Clive – please send a quick email to the wish-captivate@macromedia.com and someone will be able to walk you through it. We’d like to know what exactly is happening for you as we’ve not seen anything else reported like this for 6.01

    • vish

      Hello Clive,

      Sorry to hear that. Can you please email me a sample to take a look. Meanwhile if you want to revert, you can uninstall and reinstall Captivate 6. I’d love to take a look at the file, you can email me at viswanat@adobe.com


    • Clive,

      If you email me at allenp (at) adobe (dot) com I can assist with this issue.


  • Sarah Gilbert

    WOOO!!! This should fix the issues I’m having with my HTML5 game (#4 & 6).

  • Am trying to apply this update – hoping it will solve some show-stopper issues I’m having – but the Update item in my Captivate Help menu is greyed out. I have completed the Complete/Update Adobe ID forms multiple times thinking that might be a hold.
    I am on version Any suggestions?

    • Vish

      Hello pat,

      Are you able to insert the text caption? If so, are you able preview it when you hit F4? If not, please email me at viswanat@adobe.com and we could investigate further.


      • Vish

        Hello pat, the above reply was for Michele. For your update related issue, can you please email me? Thanks, vish

        • Dave

          I am having the same issue. My updates selection is grayed out and I am running Captivate also. Is there something I can run to enable the selection?

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  • Michele K

    I can not get any of my text captions to work. I recently upgraded from 4.0 to 6 and created a new module but it doesn’t work no matter what I do. I have re-downloaded 6.0 and the patch to no avail. Anyone else having problems? My module is very simple so I don’t understand why I can’t get it to run.

    • Michele K

      I have figured out that my timeline isn’t working. If I have any delay for any captions or photos or anything, they won’t work. But if I start them at the very beginning of the slide they work. Has anyone else run into this problem? Thanks!

  • Francois_digibox

    Quiz slides (particularly True or False) still pause randomly despite this fix.

    • francois_digibox

      Multiple Choice questions also pause randomly. Any ideas how to get around this?

  • Paul Wakelam

    This is posting to facebook today but reefers to October ???? Is there another update ??

  • John

    Hi all, I’ve just applied the update and now when I apply a ‘stretchto’ or ‘collapseto’ effect I’m getting the object flicker then animate. It looks like it’s loading on screen then it hides and then the effect is applied this kind of ruins things a bit. I’m running mac os version 10.7.5

  • raymond short

    My intermittent audio problem on each slide is connected with the text animation settings.

  • sczubiak

    I applied this update, but it still isn’t working.

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  • phil3

    I’m evaluating this and have two problems I can’t seem to solve: 1. I cannot get alternate reporting (internal server) to work in any browser other than IE9. 2. I cannot import a video into my CP project; I’ve tried AVI, MP4 and MOV formats. Can anyone help? Support has been only sporadically responsive.

  • Aiwen

    downloaded the patch, but the slides still flicker. This project is from an imported PPT. How could Adobe overlook this issue again?

  • jrhetc

    has the mac update been pushed out yet? i’m still having issues with show/hide functions not functioning as expected. thanks

  • matt

    I purchased a Captivate 6 that had some problems. Fixes for the problems now exist. But I can’t access the fixes without paying for some other product (ASA/subscription). Doesn’t it seem backwards to anyone else that the recipient of a defective product is responsible for paying to fix it?

    • Regret spending the money

      I purchased and have problems. I am an intern at work and cannot get a subscription changed from the previous intern. They could sell more with good customer service.

  • Debra

    I would like to take my Captivate MP4 files and create a PDF file, is there a way to do this?

  • Melody

    I have the exact same graphics on 4 slides with additional text added to the graphics. When I transition from one slide to the next, all the graphics blink. This blink occurs on each slide transition. In powerpoint when this scenario is set up, there is no visible indication that you have gone to another slide. I want this same invisible transition with captivate publishing. I tried a frame rate of 50, but this did not help. Suggestions? Please, Mel

  • 2mbst1

    Does anyone know if the Captivate 4.x to 6 upgrade is still available? Our school seems to have recently found this lost software and what it can do but the version 4 will not work with Flash 18. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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