Character downloads

When I try to download a character from the ‘Discover’ section of assets. After choosing a character I click the download button and a progress box come up that is blank except for the title and a cancel button. The progress in the asset window show 100% complete but the progress window remains grey. I have to click cancel to dismiss it and the asset is not available.

Any thoughts?


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Microsoft Stream and Captivate

Has anyone been able to successfully use a video from Microsoft Stream in Captivate? Historically we have just been storing videos on our LMS server, but it is not streaming and we’ve been running into problems with progressive downloading taking up memory. A lot of our system computers have minimal memory as their primary purpose is entering information into a patient’s electronic medical record and not heads-down computing. Thanks.

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Easy Looping Animation


In this thread a Captivate user asked: “Captivate animations looped with JAVASCRIPT? Is that technically possible?’ The description of the animation was a flickering button, looping all the time. This very short blog is not an answer, because I prefer easy solutions. It took me about 10 minutes to ceate this animation, using a standard effect (Flicker) and a While loop. It will take me longer to write this post, but thought it could be interesting for users who like KISS solutions like I do. For this simple project I used the first 3 slides of the Quick Start Project labeled ‘Rhapsody’ and an icon from the Assets panel which I use as button (edited the color to fit with the theme colors palette). Have a look:


If you watch carefully you may see that the loop is restarted on each slide. For such a simple animation it is not bothering me personally, but you may dislike it. I kept the playbar, which is not really needed, to offer you the possiblitity to pause the movie. You will see that pausing will not stop the animation. Neither do the pausing points of the Start buttons stop the animation. Just FYI: I also have inserted an extra Pause command to the On Enter action of the second slide, to prove that nothing can break the loop.


Do you want to try it out?

Step 1

Insert the button (you can choose whatever button you want) on the first slide.

Go into the Timing Properties of the button and time it for the Rest of the Project, always on top.

Take out the Pausing point:

You can attach an action to the Success event of the button. I used Open URL (in a new window).

Step 2

Create this advanced action, where you use the While loop.  The button is labeled SVG_Button. The effect is the default ‘Flicker’ from the category ‘Emphasis’. I kept the default duration (1second).

Step 3

Select all slides in the project (Filmstrip, CTRL-A). Attach the advanced action to the On Enter even of the slides.

You are ready for testing….

More info

Since I used a QSP, you know already that this was realized with version It is a blank project, not responsive. But the workflow could work in previous versions. Fluid Boxes have issues with items timed for the rest of the project, you would have to use a button instance on each slide.

I have been using While loops in several use cases and blogs.

You know I am a big fan of Shared actions. In this case I didn’t use it, because you cannot attribute a shared action to multiple events in one act (here to the On Enter event of all slides).

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Adding question to Video.

Hello Community,

I’m new to Adobe Captivate and I’m working on a project the scenario is the following:

-The user needs to go through a video while answering simple questions at specific intervals in order to continue playing the video. At the end of the video the user needs to review the questions and will get feedback.

Now, the Overlay KC feature allow me to introduce the questions within the video but as I understand it doesn’t allow me to review the answer later on the module.

Is it possible to do it? Does anybody has a way to accomplish the goal? I’m open to any suggestion and solution.

Thank you in advance for your time.


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Captivate 2019: how to make the background of a .png file transparent

Hello. I inserted a .png image (of a play button) that has a transparent background but when I place it on the Captivate slide, I see hash-marks and not the background colour of my slide. How can I change the ‘transparent’ background so that it matches the background of my slide?  Also, is it possible to edit the colour in the image itself?  (I tried uploading the image to this post but for some reason it’s not appearing in the folder, even though it is there.

Thank you, Marion

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