Keyboard keys like Tab, Page Up, Pause/Break, do not function when Posted to a web server,only when in Project test mode.

I am creating projects for testing users on a main frame product. I have no choice on the keyboard commands they have to use. It requires Tabs, Page Up, Page Down and Pause/Breaks. I am able to program them just fine. They work perfectly when I use Captivate 2017 and Preview them with the Project option . I have published them in both swf and html. Does something need to be on the web server that I might be missing?  Is there code that needs to be updated or fixed? Please help.

Perplexed,

Dona Conn

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Old project(published as SWF in CP6), not working when republished for HTML5 in CP2017

I used captivate CS 5.5 and then CS6 a lot in 2014. (At that time), I preferred all my O/P publication in SWF.  Then, was engaged in a projects that uses another software/tools Visual studio …. But as HTML5 is now growing as default standard, I just republished my old Captivate projects in HTML5, but it is not giving any output in HTML5. It gives problem the moment I add Random Question slide(from Q. Pool) in the project. What could be wrong?

I checked compatibility using HTML5 Tracker.

 Also checked for any transient effect and similar SWF component…

Project Preview (Preview à Project)  in Captivate Built-in feature works fine but Preview in HTML5 Browser does not give any output(just Blank White screen). Final Publishing is also not working. Even I Enabled Flash Extension in Web Browser(so that in case, there is some Flash component then also it work.) but no success.

Help would be appreciated.

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Adobe Captivate 2019 vs. SharePoint: The Issue is real.

Recently there have been some discussions about the JSON files in Adobe Captivate 2019 and issues with SharePoint blocking them during the upload process.  This occurs on both intranet and extranet server side.

What is a JSON file format?

According to w3schools.com (visit w3schools.com for detailed information):

  • JSON: JavaScript Object Notation.
  • JSON is a syntax for storing and exchanging data.
  • JSON is text, written with JavaScript object notation.

The issue Adobe Captivate 2019 users seem to be experiencing is uploading the JSON files included in the project’s HTML5 output to SharePoint.  This issue is affecting users on personal and business levels.

Workarounds:

Normally the SharePoint Administrator can configure the server to allow a MIME type to support JSON format.  See Upload an Adobe Captivate published output on SharePoint for more information.

Another workaround is to go into the index.html file and replace the JSON extensions with .js.  Then do the same with the JSON files themselves.   However, sometimes neither of the before mentioned actions resolve the issue.  As a result, less tech-savvy users find themselves reaching out elsewhere for support.  This is problematic and could be costly.

Why did Adobe decide to use JSON files?  A thought is that the HTML5 publishing process generated so many loose file types to the dr folder that Adobe used the JSON format to store these files in a more efficient way.

However, it is the way in which the JSON files are now being used that is causing the issue.

The Back Story:

In the previous versions of Adobe Captivate such as 7, 8, and 9 (before updating to version 9.0.2.437) the individual loose files such as png, smartshapes, and text captions from the project’s HTML5 output were stored in the dr folder.  There could be hundreds of images in that folder.   However, SharePoint had no issue accepting these files because they were not stored in JSON.

In more recent versions of Adobe Captivate such as 2017 and 2019, the images are now stored inside of JSON files.  You may have seen the files labeled as im1, im2, im3 and so on.  Also, there is the main imgmd file that stores png files, text captions, smartshapes, and etc.  See the example image below of Adobe Captivate HTML5 Output in the dr folder.

JSON files just simply cannot be deleted and expect the project to function.  It will not. It is issues like the one above that cause user frustration.

Maybe Adobe did not intend for Adobe Captivate to be used with SharePoint.  Whatever the intention, it is happening and it is real.

If you know of any helpful fixes or useful suggestions, users experiencing the issue discussed in this article would appreciate your support.

References:

W3schools.com, (2018), “JSON – Introduction”, Retrieved on November 4, 2018, from https://www.w3schools.com/js/js_json_intro.asp

Adobe, (2018), “Upload an Adobe Captivate published output on SharePoint” Retrieved on November 4, 2018, from Adobe.com https://helpx.adobe.com/captivate/kb/upload-captivate-published-output-sharepoint.html

Image, (2018), “Adobe Captivate HTML5 Output in dr folder” by Veem.

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Disable fast forward and skip options

Hi,

I am very new to Captivate and looking for some help. I have created training using seminar recordings (mp4) files. I created an intro (text only) slide and then inserted the video in the next. The last slide is a simple 1 question quiz so I can record employees watched the whole video.

The issue: I am not sure how to set the video up so employees can’t fast-forward or skip to the quiz slide. I am very new to Captivate so the more step by step your answer is, the better!

Please help, and thanks!

PS: did I mention I haven’t launched the site yet and the day is approaching? I may have to re-design the content and upload it again.. ugh.

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How can I set a pass limit above which is a fail?

I am creating a screen cast assessment, where I want to the learner to pass on how accurately they’ve remembered a set process. I have one ‘correct’ click box per screen which is scored to a variable called click_counter. To capture random clicks I have a further click box which covers the entire screen beneath the ‘correct’ click box. This box is also incrementing click_counter.  I have successfully set up custom result screen which go where they should depending on accuracy, however, the problem I’m encountering is that the pass mark in quizzing will not allow me to set a ‘reverse’ situation where the minimum score is a pass and the maximum is a fail (minimum indicates accuracy – maximum indicates random clicking). This obviously means that the pass or fail is will be incorrect. How can I overcome this?I’ve been going around in circles – I’ve a suspicion I will need javascript and unfortunately I’m no expert!

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MP4 videos won’t open when published to an SWF in Captivate 2017

When I publish in Captivate 2017 in a SWF format, MP4 videos inserted into a frame does not open. I receive “connection error” or “error”. I get this error on MacBook and Windows PC. Preview works fine, just publishing issue.

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Storyboarding in Adobe Captivate (2017 or Draft App) vs. Microsoft PowerPoint

Storyboarding in Adobe Captivate (2017 or Draft App) vs. Microsoft PowerPoint

Over the years we have watched Adobe Captivate evolve into one of the leading tools for developing rapid learning solutions.

However, it is still amazing that so many Adobe Captive users choose to storyboard their content in Microsoft PowerPoint.  Then import the PowerPoint presentation into Adobe Captivate.  Many times users experience issues with this process.

After importing their Microsoft PowerPoint presentation into Adobe Captivate (no matter which version), they experience issues with audio, syncing and updating slide changes, animations, graphics and the list goes on.  There are several examples of these issues posted throughout the Adobe Captivate Forum.   There is nothing against using Microsoft PowerPoint because it is a great tool and probably meets the needs of thousands every day.

Depending on whether your project content is provided by a client or one that is personal; you decide which application is best to use.

If you have the opportunity, try storyboarding that content in Adobe Captivate 2017 or even using the Adobe Captivate Draft App.   Using Adobe Captivate Draft App allows the user to rapidly storyboard, share that storyboard for review, import seamlessly into Adobe Captivate versions 9 and up and there are many more useful features available.

Now, it is understandable that we all have our preferences, but stay open to trying something new and different.  Change can be a good thing.

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How to use Fluid Boxes for Web Responsive Design in Captivate 2017?

Captivate 2017 is the recent launch by Adobe and is turning out to be A piece of cake for eLearning developers to create responsive ELearning modules. If I have to pick an eye catching feature from the tool I would surely pick “Fluid Boxes” which is one of the new features added to Captivate 2017. With Fluid Boxes, developers relish unique authoring experiences and develop responsive HTML5-based eLearning content faster, without programming knowledge.

  1. Open Adobe Captivate 2017 and select “Responsive Project” and then click on “Create”.
  2. From the options available at the top, click on “Fluid Box”. This will allow you to choose one of two different fluid boxes arrangements:
    • Horizontal
    • Vertical

    Choose according to the design you want to achieve.

  3. Now, choose the number of fluid boxes you want to have on the screen. You can choose as many as you wish. Note: Fluid Boxes can have different configurations.
  4. Select Fluid Box and insert image from “Media” Tab.
  5. Browse the image from the desired location and click “open”. Let us name this as Fluid Box 1
    click “open”. Let us name this as Fluid Box 1
  6. Similarly insert an image in the other fluid box. Let us name it as Fluid Box 2.
    Let us name it as Fluid Box 2
  7. From the options available on Top, click on “Text” dropdown and insert the text you wish to add on the Fluid Box 2.
    click on “Text” dropdown and insert the text you wish to add on the Fluid Box 2
  8. Click on the “Interactions” tab and select the required interaction from the available default interactions from dropdown list.
    Click on the “Interactions” tab and select the required interaction
  9. Write required Text and Design the Button as you like.
    Write required Text and Design the Button as you like
  10. Deselect the marked “Stretch to Fit” option for better customized view.
    Deselect the marked “Stretch to Fit” option for better customized view
  11. Now let’s look at the customization options available to customize the “Fluid Boxes”. The options available are FLOW, WRAP, HORIZONTAL, VERTICAL, PADDING. Use these options as per your design requirements.
    • Flow
    • Wrap
    • Horizontal
    • Vertical
    • Padding
  12. To preview the project on different devices, choose the dropdown menu beside the “Preview In” option. Alternatively you can enter your own width and height and with the help of “preview slider” you can adjust the size that you wish
  13. Once you have made an adjustment to the default, you will see a tiny little plus Icon and by clicking on it you can create a name for your own custom preview and click OK.
  14. You can see the saved adjustment in the dropdown “Preview In”.
  15. You can view your slide on different devices.
    • Desktop:
    • IPad:
    • Mobile:

Original post link: http://www.swiftelearningservices.com/how-to-use-fluid-boxes-for-web-responsive-design-in-captivate-2017/

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