September 27, 2013

Build Your Own Custom Themes for Adobe Captivate 7 Courses!

Adobe Captivate 7 is shipped with some great looking themes to help you get started with your eLearning course creation easily. These themes help you save a lot of time that you would otherwise have to spend in creating graphical assets for your eLearning courses. These themes are bundled with multiple eLearning screen layouts to choose from, so that you can easily select the one that suits the content type for your eLearning course screens.

Along with the ability to use existing themes, you can also create your own themes and add them to the themes panel and start creating your courses from there. This is especially useful when you have to use a branded template for your eLearning course creation and need a consistent look and feel for your courses.

Let’s take a look at the steps you need to follow to create a custom template and add it to the themes library in Adobe Captivate 7.

Step 1: Create and save a custom theme

Step 2: Style the master slides and objects on master slides

Step 3: Add and/or delete layouts and placeholder objects in master slides

Step 4: Set object styles and stylize the table of contents, border, and skin properties

Step 5: Set simulation recording defaults, save theme, set it as the default theme, and create a new project with the new theme applied

Do let me know, by leaving a comment here, if these step-by-step tutorials are useful for you. Also let me know if you need such tutorials for any other Adobe Captivate and Adobe Presenter workflows.

Happy captivating! :)

Posted by poojajaisingh4:10 PM
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  • Amanda M

    This was great, thanks! I’m going to create my own themes right now. :)

    • Dr. Pooja Jaisingh

      Have fun! :)

      • Amanda Miklik

        Success! Thanks again for a wonderful tutorial.

  • Jeanne Smith

    Perfect! Just what I needed to know. Thank you. I love your tutorials.

  • jplett

    Thank you! Is it also possible to change the “completed” checkmark icon? (The one that shows up beside the TOC slide title when the user completes a slide.) I.e change the color, remove the border..

    • jplett

      Or is it possible to substitute this icon image with a new one in the system folders?

  • Rick Maloney

    Excennet tutorials. Thank you!

  • Patricia Ziegler

    Hello. I am trying to add a placeholder slide to my Captivate 8 template, but I can’t seem to figure out the trick. I know in order to add placeholder objects you have to be working with a Master slide. How do I add a placeholder slide in Captivate 8? Thanks.

  • Chris

    Is it possible to create your own question and answer style for Captivate 8. I would like to remove the little radio button so that the user can just click on the icon I’ve inserted.

  • Rossco

    Hi, yes very helpful tutorials thatnks, easy to follow and steps youn thourrhgn all the way :-)

  • Rossco

    Ealier post had heaps of typo’s so reposting…

    Hi, yes very helpful tutorials thanks, easy to follow and steps you through all the way :-)

    • Dr. Pooja Jaisingh

      Thanks Rossco :)

  • tannuts

    Is i possible to change/delete the submit button on question slide and add your own custom button instead?

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