Alterando o tamanho de palco em projetos em branco

Como está, espero que bem!

Vamos a mais um tutorial Adobe Captivate 2017, vamos tratar do assunto tamanho de palco, como alterar.

Sempre que iniciamos um novo Projeto Vazio, definimos o tamanho de tela logo no inicio, vejamos a imagem a seguir apontado pela seta.

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Quando você define o tamanho do palco e depois resolve mudar o tamanho se pergunta, como faço para alterar o tamanho do palco? Muitos fecham o projeto e iniciam um novo.

Vou mostrar que não é preciso encerrar o projeto criado para poder alterar o tamanho de palco.

Com o projeto aberto, clique sobre Modificar > Reescalonar Projeto, vejamos a imagem a seguir:

Captura de Tela 2017-10-20 às 17.32.19

Em seguida, teremos a janela para modificarmos os valores do palco.

Onde temos o circulo sobre os valores, indica valores atuais do palco, caso queira definir um novo valor, poderá alterar por porcentagem % ou Largura ou Altura.

Vejamos a imagem a seguir:

Captura de Tela 2017-10-20 às 17.32.32

Utilize sempre este caminho para fazer alterações no tamanho do palco sem a necessidade de encerrar e criar um novo.

Até um próximo tutorial.



Fabio Olivieira (Fojool)






Using JavaScript, PHP and MySQL to Log Captivate Variable Data

Many Captivate developers use a Learning Management System to log E-Learning Interactions.   The variable data in a Captivate project holds very useful information about how the user is progressing in your E-Learning Course.    Definitely Learning Management Systems are great and Adobe’s Prime LMS is excellent but what if you just want to log some simple user variable data and you don’t feel the need for a full LMS.   I am going to show you how to use JavaScript and PHP to capture Captivate variable data into MySQL tables.   Once the data is posted to the MySQL tables it can be reported on using PHP or a PHP Report Generator.

This instructional video will show you how to do this:

As shown in the instructional video the JavaScript $.post command passes the Captivate variables to the PHP program.   The PHP $_REQUEST command receives the Captivate variables into the PHP program where the data is processed and stored in the MySQL table where it can be reported on.

Example JavaScript:

$.post(‘’,{vemail:ls_email, vstartdatetime:v_startdatetime, vtitleno:v_titleno, vincludeintro:v_includeintro, vcompanyid:ls_companyid}, function() {});

Example PHP:


$email = $_REQUEST[“vemail”];

$startdatetime = $_REQUEST[“vstartdatetime”];

$titleno =  $_REQUEST[“vtitleno”];

$includeintro= $_REQUEST[“vincludeintro”];

$companyid= $_REQUEST[“vcompanyid”];

$conn = new mysqli($servername, $username, $password, $dbname);

$sql = “INSERT INTO userlog (email, startdatetime, titleno,includeintro, durationtime) VALUES (‘$email’, ‘$startdatetime’, ‘$titleno’, ‘$includeintro’, 10)”;



Hope you find this implementation useful and it helps you with your Captivate course development.

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-Steve Lewis

Free template for non-comercial use only with a video tutorial how to use it from


we have prepared yet another free template for you to use, this one is for non-commercial use only, but we believe a really nice template to learn how Captivate works and what can be built with such a powerful tool as Captivate.

Here is the template:


Here are some screenshots and a link to video tutorial on how to work with this template:

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Enjoy and if you have any questions or suggestions please let me know


Adobe Captivate Draft – Open Storyboards in Captivate 2017

I created a video tutorial on Adobe Captivate Draft last week that was well received, however, one of my viewers on my YouTube channel wanted to know the process of getting Captivate Draft files into Captivate 2017. In today’s video, I show everyone exactly how to do that.

Click on the following link from your iPad to install Captivate Draft.
Adobe Captivate Draft

[WEBINAR] How to turn a linear PowerPoint Presentation into an immersive, interactive Adobe Captivate project.


Date: Wednesday, October 18th (Australia/New Zealand/APAC)

Time: 11 am (Australian EDT) / 1 pm (NZ)

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From PowerPoint to eLearning – It’s your turn to be a hero!

Let’s say you’ve put together a pretty impressive PowerPoint presentation. Your boss loves you and can’t get enough of your slide transitions. Good times – for now.

Now Gavin joins your team. He’s impressed by slide transitions but is looking for more interactivity. How do you impress him? Easy!

Join the Learning Plan webinar on Wednesday, October 18th (11 am AEST / 1 pm NZ) where you’ll learn how to convert (once-awesome) PowerPoint presentations into an engaging eLearning project, developed in Adobe Captivate.

Be a hero to Gavin in just 45 minutes. He’ll remember you as a hero forever!

Creating Adobe Captivate from PowerPoint is just one way to fast track your eLearning development.

If an Instructional Designer or SME has created a PowerPoint, you can easily import the PowerPoint into Adobe Captivate, but that’s just the beginning. What if you want to add interactivity, quizzes or non-linear progression?

Using Adobe Captivate’s built-in quiz functionality combined with a splash of Advanced Actions, you can take your Imported PowerPoints to a whole new level ready to deploy to your Learning Management System or web server.

Key Takeaways: 

  • Rapid development utilising existing content
  • Quickly update content in PowerPoint without SMEs needing to access Adobe Captivate

Who should attend:

  • eLearning Developers
  • SMEs providing developers with content in PowerPoint
  • L&D consultants who may need to create eLearning from time to time
  • eLearning Specialists working with Marketing presentations for product launches

Our presenter

John Stericker John is an Adobe Captivate Certified Expert and Adobe Certified Instructor with over 20 years experience designing and developing e-learning and IT training.


Register here:

Easy Custom Navigation Template With Master Slides

Something I use a lot in my work is having slides, which can have both the Back and Next button, just the Next button or just the Back button.

There is a debate on whether you should restrict navigation for adult learners, but as this will inevitably come up in your career, it’s useful to know how to do it quickly.

Master Slides.

The quickest way I suggest doing this, is to use your Master Slides. If you have a blank master slide, which has the Next and Back button, you can duplicate that slide. I suggest duplicating it twice. After you’ve done this, you should rename]one called ‘Next button only’ and the other ‘Back button only’.

Now you will have three slides all with your navigation buttons, so it’s time to save you so much time.

Go to your ‘Next button only’ slide, click on the back button, and press delete.

Now go to your ‘Back button only’ slide and do the same with the next button.

You’ve now saved yourself lots of time by doing this in your master slides, and you can simply choose which master slide you want to use in your properties menu.

Bonus Tip

If you have a slide where all of the buttons/interactions need to be clicked before the user can progress, there’s an easy way to do this. Select your ‘back button only’ master slide, then copy a Next button from any of your master slides and put it on your stage/development area. After you have scripted your buttons for the Next button to appear, when everything is selected, you can use this Next button, as it’s totally separate from the template.

If you do use this and need to hide the Next button, just make sure you hide the Next button when the user enters the slide.

Enjoy adding this to your pro toolbox.

If you would like further help with this, I provide virtual one-to-one coaching with Adobe Captivate.

5 Tips to Speed Up Your Development Workflow

I’m always trying to get faster with my development process in Adobe Captivate, and have learnt some tricks over the years, which I wanted to share with you.

I appreciate that everyone will already have their own workflow, but I thought these would help.

Tip 1. Save Files With Version Numbers.

This is something I always preach. Please save your Captivate files with version numbers. An example of this could be a Captivate file with name of ‘Module_1_draft_1. I will save a new version every day, before I start working on the file. This way you are able to go back to previous days in case anything goes wrong and you can’t remember how to fix it.

I can’t tell you how many times this has helped me. Captivate can create backup files of your project, but I find this helps so much, especially when you reach a big milestone in development. I even create multiple versions in one day sometimes when I have fixed any bugs or issues.

It can also be applied to any document you work on. Let’s say you’re storyboard is being updated during development, you could add the version numbers to this and in Captviate make a note when you start using a new version of your storyboard.

Tip 2. Use A Folder Structure System.

E-learning projects can become monsters when they start to grow.

With all of the media, job aids, storyboards, review forms and exports; it becomes difficult to manage. You can have a folder for each type of documents.

I personally have a folder for just my Captivate files, a folder for my published files, a folder for all of my media e.g. videos, photos etc. I also have folders for the review forms and storyboards.

I know it can seem a boring part of the process, but if you do this before you begin, it will make it a lot easier as the project grows.

It’s also important to remember to keep everything within this folder structure. I know how tempting it can be to save things to your desktop or other areas when you are in a rush, but if you keep everything centralised, it will be much easier to find everything. This is especially important when it comes to publishing your project and Captivate needs to be able to find everything.

Tip 3. Use a Jump-to slide Button.

This is a trick I use when I need to jump to a certain slide, but don’t need to go through every slide when previewing the project.

Let’s say you have a project of 50 slides and you need to check slide 30 is working. I would create a button on your first slide and use the ‘jump to slide’ action. Then I find slide 30 in the drop down menu, and tell the button to jump to that slide.

If you haven’t used this before, it will make things so much faster for you when you’re previewing your project and don’t have time to go through every slide.

Important Reminder. I do want to remind you to make sure you delete the button when you’re finished. There have been times when I’ve published my project and the button has been left on the home screen.

Tip 4. Use a Colour Pallet.

Colour plays a big role in the design of any e-learning project, which is why I use a colour pallet to speed things up. When you’re in Captivate, you can create some smart shapes and place them outside of the stage, which is the grey area of the screen.

I put the colours I use most often just above my stage and use the eye dropper tool when I need them. If your orgranisation/client has a specific branding colour scheme, this is especially helpful to have. It stops the process of trying to find the exact colours every time you need them.

If you want the colour pallet to appear on every slide, put them on your master slides and they will always be there for you. The colour pallet won’t appear in the published version of your project, as they’re not in the stage area.

Tip 5. Use Object Style Manager.          

The Object Style Manager is a must have in your toolbox if you want to get faster.

It allows you to create default settings for objects you use. This means when you create something like a text caption, you can assign the font you need, the colour and same font size. This means that every you create a text caption, it will always be the same and everything will be consistent.

It isn’t just limited to text captions either. It can be used for buttons, text entry boxes, highlight boxes, smart shapes, quiz objects and so much more.

It can be found in the Edit menu and is at the bottom of the menu.

See How Fast You Can Become

I hope this has given you some new ideas on becoming a faster developer with Adobe Captivate. I believe being fast in your job is so important. As long as the quality is compromised, your clients or employer will love you for getting the job done and notice you’re making the effort to improve.

Pinch/zoom on iPhone

Hi Everybody,

I have just published a test HTML5 question slide in Adobe Captivate 10 with a small format of 320 by 500 px. I disabled the player controls and put it on my server. I than opened it on my iPhone. It looks good, but the slide is basically published in a sort of iFrame. So i Can pinch and zoom within this frame, does anybody know a way to publish without this extra frame around the content?

Hope my explanation is clear.



Adobe Captivate 2017 – Criando criando campo Entrade de texto com Ações Avançadas.

Neste vídeo dou continuidade ao vídeo 1, Criando caixa de entrada de texto com Adobe Captivate. Iremos adicionar Ações Avançadas e dando uma maior interatividade e dinâmica no conteúdo desenvolvido com Captivate 2017.


Fabio Oliveira – Fojool