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Adobe Captivate 7, Part 5: Sidelet and Effects

with expert John Wiley & Sons

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Course at a glance

Release date 4/10/2015
Level Beginner
Runtime 1h 10m
Closed captioning N/A
Transcript N/A
eBooks / courseware N/A
Hands-on labs N/A
Sample code Included
Exams N/A

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Course description

Master Adobe Captivate 7 in this 7 part learning series, Adobe Captivate 7 is an e-learning authoring tool that allows you to create software demonstrations, software simulations, and randomized quizzes. Get to know the Adobe Captivate 7 workspace, learn how to record screen actions, edit a recording, add captions to slides, include interactive elements, insert images, videos, and animations, add and edit audio, and finally publish a project as a .SWF, HTML5, PDF, or Word doc.


This course assumes you have very little familiarity with Adobe Captivate. This course is part of 7 part learning series; Adobe Captivate 7: Interactivity and Tools; Adobe Captivate 7: Steps in a Project; Adobe Captivate 7: Settings, Modes and Modify; Adobe Captivate 7: Elements, Captions and Boxes; Adobe Captivate 7: Sidelet, Effects and Audio; Adobe Captivate 7: Audio, Video and PowerPoint; and Adobe Captivate 7: Themes, Report and Printing. Please be sure to view the courses in order if you are new to the material.

Meet the expert

Our Creative Design courses are presented by experts from Wiley Publishing. Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. They are the publisher of award-winning journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services.

Course outline

Sidelet, Effects and Audio

The Rollover Slidelet (11:20)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • The Rollover Slidelet (03:32)
  • Adding Text & Graphics (03:22)
  • The Slidelet Action (04:05)
  • Summary (00:10)
Add Images & Smart Shapes Tool (25:32)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Captivate Image Types (04:24)
  • Adding & Editing Images (05:29)
  • Other Editing Options (03:06)
  • The Smart Shapes Tool (03:25)
  • The Fill & Stroke Property (03:18)
  • The Line Tool (02:16)
  • Grouping Objects (03:11)
  • Summary (00:10)
Libraries & Special Effects (19:09)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Using the Project Library (05:04)
  • Import from Other Libraries (03:12)
  • Adding Special Effects (04:43)
  • The Effects Panel (02:30)
  • Use Effects in Moderation (03:19)
  • Summary (00:10)
Working with Audio (14:26)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Audio Settings (04:20)
  • Audio Size Considerations (02:32)
  • Adding Background Audio (03:09)
  • Omit? (01:05)
  • Begin Repeat? (01:01)
  • Editing the Audio (01:56)
  • Summary (00:10)