Adobe Announces Captivate 7 – Everything You Need to Create in eLearning

Today, Adobe announced Adobe Captivate 7, the newest version of our powerful eLearning authoring tool. Adobe is the leader in eLearning authoring and with this new release we’ve added more power to an already powerful tool. Captivate 7 offers more out-of-the-box power and functionality than previous versions so authors from corporate training professionals to educators can truly create eLearning content using one single tool without programming.

Foremost among its new features, Captivate 7 authors can now import PowerPoint project, including text, shapes, audio, and animations, into Adobe Captivate 7 and publish directly to HTML5. Captivate 7 also offers all the tools needed to create courses that meet accessibility standards. Further, authors can add more interactivity to courses with drag-and-drop modules, YouTube video streaming and in-course web browsing. They can record system audio along with narration, generate reusable advanced action templates and import GIFT format questions to create quizzes in a jiffy. Captivate 7 now also publishes to Tin Can-compliant LMSs.

In short, we’re providing eLearning authors everything they need to create eLearning content. But we do want to highlight some features that are especially cool.

  • Drag-and-drop components

With Captivate 7 authors can make eLearning fun with drag and drop games, quizzes and learning modules that can run on desktops and iPads. They can choose from a variety of relationships on the basis of which the drop target can accept or reject or replace the drag items. And they can provide audio feedback in response to every attempt.

  • HTML5 support for Microsoft PowerPoint

Now authors can import their PowerPoint projects, including text, shapes, audio, and animations, into Captivate 7 and publish them directly to HTML5.

  • Enhanced accessibility support

This is especially important to those whose work impacts – or who want to expand their outreach to – defense, government and educational organizations. Captivate 7 easily creates simulations and demonstrations that address accessibility standards such as Section 508 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0). Captivate 7 defines text equivalents, inserts clickable areas that allow keyboard access, and more to help ensure that everyone can access the content.

We think Captivate 7 will change how you create and implement new eLearning content. So whether you’re new to Captivate or a veteran eLearning author, check out Captivate 7 to see how it can change your training for the better.


  1. Elicia Flom

    I’m a full time student and teacher–I just purchased the academic version of Adobe Captivate 6 as a requirement for class this past semester (purchased in January for course just ended May 9).

    If possible, may I purchase the Adobe Captivate 7 at the $299 price?
    If that is correct, would I need to leave my version 6 installed then install 7 or do I uninstall version 6 and then simply have my license number for 6 available when prompted in the installation of 7?

    Final question–I would prefer the creative cloud subscription, but Captivate was not included on the version 6 series as far as I knew…and does not appear to be for version 7–is there another subscription program I should be considering?

    Did I mention I’m a full time student and teacher–budget is tight, so please let me know the legal/best way to maximize my budget. Thank you. Elicia Flom

  2. Tianna Tagami

    Will current subscriptions automatically upgrade to 7?

  3. Alex Dewey

    Yes, all subscriptions will roll over to version 7.

  4. Alex Dewey

    If by backward compatibility you mean if Cp6 projects and assets will work in Cp7? The answer is yes.

  5. Jay Morast

    Now that the SCORM packager is integrated with Captivate 7, will there continue to be an eLearning Suite going forward? Or will Captivate just be a standalone product?

  6. Ray Fields

    Work for the government and have multiple computers. Can it be installed on more than one computer or do we have to purchase 1 per computer?

  7. Brad

    Hi. If an electronic license of the previous version was recently purchased, is there a free upgrade?

  8. Alex Dewey

    The intent behind two activations is mainly one for work and another for home use, but you do have two activations.

  9. Alex Dewey

    Hi Elicia, We will have someone from our product team contact you directly.

  10. Alex Dewey

    The June 3 release was a Captivate-only release and we will have more updates on the eLearning Suite in the near future.

  11. LOUISE L

    Can you tell me if Captivate 7 allows an interaction on a click box that combines holding down the control or shift key with a click?

  12. TC

    I noticed a large difference in the file sizes between Cap 5.5 and Cap 6 in the e-learning suite (Cap 6 files are much larger). Has this been addressed in Cap 7?

  13. Mike Miller

    I started a project with the current trial offer Version 7. The company I am working for is buying the software through their procurement and only has version 6 available. Will my captivate version 7 project work in version 6? or will all that work have to be recreated in version 6?

  14. janice

    We have just completed a module in Cap 6. With accessibility available can I bring in my Cap 6 module to Cap 7 and make it accessible?

  15. Alex Dewey

    Are you talking about the CPTX files? If so, Cp6 file size are larger than Cp5.5 as we added theme (Which adds few background images and 23 master slides) to it.

  16. Alex Dewey

    This is not possible directly, you need to create a widget for the same.