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    adobeInterSource offers live instructor-led courses on all Adobe technologies, including Acrobat, ActionScript, AfterEffects, Captivate, ColdFusion, Contribute, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Flex, FrameMaker, Illustrator, InDesign,Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and RoboHelp.

    Please refer to our detailed course outlines below.

  • About Adobe

    Following the acquisition of its former arch-rival Macromedia, Adobe Inc. has assumed a place of unrivalled dominance in the fields of multimedia, graphic and print production. In many of these domains, Adobe products are the technology-defining industry standards. These include:

    • Photoshop, InDesign, Fireworks and Illustrator to create and manipulate documents and images;
    • ColdFusion and Content Server for database management and server requirements;
    • Flash and Flex and for more interactive, dynamic sites and rich internet applications;
    • FrameMaker for authoring documents and creating efficient, reusable templates;
    • Acrobat, for creation of Portable Document Format (PDF), the industry standard for portable content;
    • Dreamweaver and Adobe Contribute for Web design;
    • Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects for Video editing and visual effects.
    • RoboHelp for providing context-sensitive Help internal to the application;
    • and finally Adobe Captivate for the creation of eLearning software.

    Extensive product descriptions, video demonstrations, and trial downloads are available for each application at the Adobe website.

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  • Course Details Adobe

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Comprehensive Captivate 7 Training

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Course duration

  • 4 Days

Course Outline

This Comprehensive Captivate 7 training class will introduce you to the essential Adobe Captivate 7 skills you need to know to get up and running with Captivate as quickly as possible. Using Adobe Captivate 7, you can capture screen shots on your computer and quickly turn them into lessons or movies. The movies you create can be interactive and you can add images, captions, rollovers, clickable areas, typing areas and sound effects. In addition, you will learn Captivate's higher-end functionality while improving your production skills via project templates, design templates, advanced actions and scripts. You will learn to collaborate with team members via Captivate 7's powerful commenting features. You'll enhance your users experience via variables that will make it seem like each eLearning lesson you produce has been customized for and is talking directly to your customer.

  • Record and produce software demonstrations and interactive training simulations.
  • Learn how to control the mouse pointer and add such standard objects as text captions, images, and highlight boxes.
  • Learn to record, import, and edit audio and further enhance the learner experience by adding interactivity via click boxes, buttons, and text entry boxes
  • Leverage and enrich existing Microsoft PowerPoint presentations by importing and linking into new or existing Captivate projects
  • Publish your project in SWF and HTML5 formats so that your content can be uploaded to a web server for consumption on virtually any device. including the iPad, iPhone, and other mobile devices.
  • Learn to create video demos.
  • Learn to work with styles.
  • Learn to create question pools and random question slides that make it difficult for learners to share quiz content.
  • Learn Section 508 best practices.
  • Learn to work with widgets and learn how to add them to a project.
  • Learn to add multiple and conditional actions to your buttons and click boxes.
  • Learn to leverage Captivate's collaboration tools.
  • Learn to create a consistent look and feel across your projects using themes.
  • Learn how to track quiz results.
  1. eLearning and Captivate
    1. Education Through Pictures
    2. Planning eLearning Projects
    3. The Captivate Environment
    4. Workspaces
    5. Previewing
    6. Blank Projects
  2. Recording Demos and Sims
    1. Resolution and Recording Size
    2. The Development Process
    3. Preparing to Record
    4. Access for Assistive Devices
    5. Multi-Mode Recording
    6. Custom Recordings
  3. Captions, Styles and Timing
    1. Text Captions
    2. Caption Styles
    3. Callout Types
    4. The Timeline
  4. Images and Drawing Objects
    1. Images
    2. The Library
    3. Image Editing
    4. Smart Shapes
    5. Image Slideshows
  5. Pointers, Buttons and Highlight Boxes
    1. Mouse Effects
    2. Pointer Paths and Types
    3. Buttons
    4. Highlight Boxes
  6. Rollovers and Zoom Areas
    1. Rollover Captions
    2. Rollover Images
    3. Zoom Areas
    4. Rollover Slidelets
  7. Audio
    1. Object Audio
    2. Slide Notes
    3. Recording Audio
    4. Slide Audio
    5. Silence
    6. Text-to-Speech
  8. Video, Animation and Effects
    1. Video
    2. Animation
    3. Text Animation
    4. Object Effects
  9. Converting Demonstrations Into Simulations
    1. Demonstrations versus Simulations
    2. Find and Replace
    3. Click Boxes
    4. Text Entry Boxes
  10. Working with PowerPoint
    1. PowerPoint as a Starting Point
    2. PowerPoint Collaboration
    3. Rescaling Projects
  11. Introduction to Question Slides
    1. Quiz Setup
    2. Applying a Theme
  12. Publishing
    1. URL Actions
    2. Skins
    3. Preloaders
    4. Publishing
    5. Round Tripping
  13. Essential Skills with a Twist
    1. Plan eLearning Projects
    2. Check Captivate's Recording Settings
    3. Rehearse a Script
    4. Record a Custom Simulation
    5. Edit a Text Capture Template
  14. Video Demos
    1. Record a Video Demo
    2. Zoom and Pan
    3. Smoothen a Mouse Path and Show Visual Clicks
    4. Split a Video
    5. Trim a Video
  15. Custom Styles, Branching and Aggregating
    1. Create a Text Caption Style
    2. Apply a Style Globally
    3. Export and Import a Style
    4. Name a Slide
    5. Copy/Paste Project Assets
    6. Use Buttons to Create a Branch
    7. Explore the Branching Tab
    8. Create a Slide Group
    9. Publish SWFs
    10. Aggregate SWFs
  16. Question Pools
    1. Import a Question from a GIFT File
    2. Rename and Create Question Pools
    3. Add Questions to Question Pools
    4. Insert Random Question Slides
  17. Accessible eLearning
    1. Set Document Information
    2. Enable Accessibility
    3. Add Accessibility Text to Slides
    4. Import Slide Audio
    5. Add Shortcut Keys
    6. Add Closed Captions
    7. Set a Tab Order
  18. Variables, Widgets and Interactions
    1. Add Project Information
    2. Insert a System Variable
    3. Edit a System Variable
    4. Create a User Variable
    5. Use a Variable to Gather Data
    6. Insert and Format a Widget
    7. Insert and Format an Interaction
  19. Actions
    1. Name Objects
    2. Control Object Visibility
    3. Create a Simple Action
    4. Attach an Action to a Button
    5. Group Objects
    6. Create a Variable
    7. Create a Conditional Action
    8. Create Decision Blocks
    9. Create, Export and Import a Shared Action
  20. Reviewing and Background Editing
    1. Send a Project for Shared Review
    2. Add Comments to a Review File
    3. Review and Reply to Comments
    4. Create an Image Mask
    5. Delete a Slide Background
    6. Work With Photoshop Layers
  21. Master Slides, Themes and Project Templates
    1. Add an Image to a Master Slide
    2. Insert a Content Master Slide
    3. Apply a Master Slide to Project Slides
    4. Edit a Master Slide
    5. Apply a Theme to a Project
    6. Edit and Save a Theme
    7. Use and Create a Project Templates
  22. Reporting Results
    1. Configure Acrobat.com as an LMS Alternative
    2. Post Quiz Results to Acrobat.com
    3. Use The Quiz Results Analyzer
    4. Review and Chart Quiz Data Posted to Acrobat.com
    5. Set Quiz Reporting Options for an LMS
    6. Create a Manifest File
    7. Report a Button Interaction
    8. Adjust Slide Object Interaction
    9. Publish a Content Package to an LMS
    10. Create a Live LMS Account
    11. Create an LMS Lesson
    12. Create an LMS Course
    13. Create an LMS Curriculum (Catalog)
    14. Test an eLearning Course from within an LMS

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