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Adobe Captivate 6: The Essentials

Book Description

This step-by-step workbook will teach you the essential skills you will need to create eLearning lessons using Adobe Captivate 6. Lessons include, but are not limited to, recording, producing and publishing eLearning content in multiple formats for the widest possible audience.

Table of Contents

  1. Adobe Captivate 6: The Essentials
    1. About This Book
      1. The Author
      2. Book Conventions
      3. Confidence Checks
      4. Captivate System Requirements
      5. Data Files
        1. Student Activity: Download the Windows Data Files
        2. Student Activity: Download the Mac Data Files
      6. How Software Updates Affect This Book
      7. Contacting IconLogic
      8. Special Thanks
    2. Module 1: eLearning and Captivate
      1. Education Through Pictures
      2. Planning eLearning Projects
      3. The Captivate Environment
        1. Student Activity: Explore a Finished Captivate Project
      4. Workspaces
        1. Student Activity: Explore the Default Workspaces
          1. Confidence Check
        2. Student Activity: Modify and Reset a Workspace
        3. Student Activity: Create a Workspace
        4. Student Activity: Zoom and Magnify
        5. Student Activity: Navigate a Project
      5. Previewing
        1. Student Activity: Preview a Project
          1. Confidence Check
      6. Blank Projects
        1. Student Activity: Create a New, Blank Project
          1. Confidence Check
        2. Student Activity: Insert Standard Objects onto Slides
    3. Module 2: Recording Screen Actions
      1. Resolution and Recording Size
      2. The Development Process
      3. Preparing to Record
        1. Student Activity: Rehearse a Script
        2. Student Activity: Review Recording Settings
      4. Access for Assistive Devices
        1. Student Activity: Enable Access for Assistive Devices
      5. Multimode Recording
        1. Student Activity: Review Default Recording Mode Settings
        2. Student Activity: Record Using Multiple Modes
          1. Confidence Check
      6. Custom Recordings
        1. Student Activity: Record a Custom Simulation
          1. Confidence Check
      7. Panning
        1. Student Activity: Record a Demonstration that Pans
      8. Manual Recording
        1. Student Activity: Record the Screen Manually
    4. Module 3: Captions, Styles and Timing
      1. Text Captions
        1. Student Activity: Insert, Resize and Move Text Captions
        2. Student Activity: Modify Text Caption Properties
          1. Confidence Check
      2. Caption Styles
        1. Student Activity: Edit the Default Caption Style
      3. Callouts
        1. Student Activity: Change a Callout Used by a Text Caption
          1. Confidence Check
      4. The Timeline
        1. Student Activity: Control Slide Timing
        2. Student Activity: Control Slide Object Timing
          1. Confidence Check
        3. Student Activity: Check Spelling
        4. Student Activity: Align Slide Objects
          1. Confidence Check
    5. Module 4: Images and Smart Shapes
      1. Images
        1. Student Activity: Insert, Resize and Restore an Image
        2. Student Activity: Transform an Image’s Size and Position
          1. Confidence Check
      2. The Library
        1. Student Activity: Use the Library
        2. Student Activity: Manage Unused Project Assets
      3. Image Editing
        1. Student Activity: Crop and Rename an Image
        2. Student Activity: Remove a Background Color
          1. Confidence Check
      4. Smart Shapes
        1. Student Activity: Insert a Cloud Callout
          1. Confidence Check
      5. Image Slideshows
        1. Student Activity: Create an Image Slideshow
          1. Confidence Check
    6. Module 5: Pointers, Buttons and Highlight Boxes
      1. Mouse Effects
        1. Student Activity: Add a Visual Click and Sound
          1. Confidence Check
      2. Pointer Paths and Types
        1. Student Activity: Modify the Mouse Pointer
      3. Buttons
        1. Student Activity: Insert and Format a Text Button
        2. Student Activity: Set a Button’s Pause After Timing
        3. Student Activity: Work With Image Buttons
      4. Highlight Boxes
        1. Student Activity: Insert and Format a Highlight Box
          1. Confidence Check
    7. Module 6: Rollovers, Zoom Areas and Slidelets
      1. Rollover Captions
        1. Student Activity: Insert a Rollover Caption
          1. Confidence Check
      2. Rollover Images
        1. Student Activity: Insert a Rollover Image
          1. Confidence Check
      3. Zoom Areas
        1. Student Activity: Insert a Zoom Area
      4. Rollover Slidelets
        1. Student Activity: Insert a Rollover Slidelet
    8. Module 7: Audio
      1. Object Audio
        1. Student Activity: Import Audio onto a Slide Object
          1. Confidence Check
        2. Student Activity: Import Background Audio
      2. Slide Notes
        1. Student Activity: Add a Slide Note
      3. Recording Audio
        1. Student Activity: Calibrate a Microphone
        2. Student Activity: Record Slide Audio
          1. Confidence Check
      4. Slide Audio
        1. Student Activity: Import a Voice-over onto a Slide
        2. Student Activity: Edit an Audio File
          1. Confidence Check
      5. Silence
        1. Student Activity: Insert Silence
          1. Confidence Check
      6. Text-to-Speech
        1. Student Activity: Convert Text-to-Speech
          1. Confidence Check
    9. Module 8: Video, Animation and Effects
      1. Video
        1. Student Activity: Insert a Flash Video
        2. Student Activity: Set Flash Video Properties
      2. Animation
        1. Student Activity: Add Animation to a slide
          1. Confidence Check
      3. Text Animation
        1. Student Activity: Insert Text Animation
          1. Confidence Check
      4. Object Effects
        1. Student Activity: Apply an Effect to a Slide Object
        2. Student Activity: Apply a Glow Filter Effect
        3. Student Activity: Modify Effect Properties
        4. Student Activity: Save and Import Effects
    10. Module 9: Click and Text Entry Boxes
      1. Demonstrations versus Simulations
        1. Student Activity: Hide the Mouse
      2. Find and Replace
        1. Student Activity: Replace Phrases
          1. Confidence Check
      3. Click Boxes
        1. Student Activity: Insert a Click Box
          1. Confidence Check
      4. Text Entry Boxes
        1. Student Activity: Insert a Text Entry Box
          1. Confidence Check
    11. Module 10: Working With PowerPoint
      1. PowerPoint as a Starting Point
        1. Student Activity: Import PowerPoint slides
        2. Student Activity: Resize One Object and Apply to All
        3. Student Activity: Round-Trip PowerPoint Edits
          1. Confidence Check
      2. PowerPoint Collaboration
        1. Student Activity: Synch With Source
      3. Rescaling Projects
        1. Student Activity: Rescale a Project
          1. Confidence Check
    12. Module 11: Introduction to Question Slides
      1. Quiz Setup
        1. Student Activity: Edit Quizzing Object Styles
        2. Student Activity: Set the Quiz Preferences
      2. Creating a Quiz
        1. Student Activity: Insert Question Slides
        2. Student Activity: Format a Question Slide
        3. Student Activity: Add an Image to a Question Slide
          1. Confidence Check
    13. Module 12: Finishing Touches
      1. URL Actions
        1. Student Activity: Create a Link to a Website
          1. Confidence Check
      2. Skins
        1. Student Activity: Apply a Skin
        2. Student Activity: Edit, Save and Delete a Skin
          1. Confidence Check
      3. Table of Contents
        1. Student Activity: Create a TOC
          1. Confidence Check
      4. Preloaders
        1. Student Activity: Check Publish Settings and Add a Loading Screen
      5. Publishing
        1. Student Activity: Publish a SWF and PDF
        2. Student Activity: Run the HTML5 Tracker
        3. Student Activity: Publish as HTML5
          1. Confidence Check
      6. Round Tripping
        1. Student Activity: Export Captions
        2. Student Activity: Perform a “Round Trip”
      7. Want To Learn More About Adobe Captivate?
  2. Index