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Adobe Captivate 7, Part 5: Sidelet and Effects

with 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.

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John Wiley & Sons 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)