Captivate blog by Lieve Weymeis

Main focus of the blog is on advanced use cases, in which the scripting possibilities are applied and explained in detail. Most of the posts show the result as an interactive embedded SWF. You'll find also useful documentation about items that are not explained in depth in the official Help documents.

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Posts by Captivate blog by Lieve Weymeis

Interactive Video Buttons

Intro When I posted the article about Pausing the Timeline (part of the sequence of articles about that most important panel), I promised to add […]

Reference/Registration point in Captivate?

Intro The origin of this article is (again) due to a forum question: "I want to rotate a triangle around a certain point" using the […]

Using Quizzing System Variables

Intro In my last post I mentioned that, based on the visits to my blog posts, Quizzes in Captivate seem to be one of the […]

Challenges for Starters

Intro Seven years ago I started blogging about Captivate (with version 4 - 5). Most subjects are more advanced, you'll find many use cases for […]

Captivate Timelines: color coding and shortcut keys

Intro This last article about the Timeline is sort of a bonus for those who want to know 'everything' about the timeline panel. The color […]

Pausing Captivate's Timeline

Intro This is the fourth post in a sequence of 5. The first post introduced features of all timelines, the second is focused on the specific […]

Custom Failure Messages/Attempts - Drag&Drop

Intro This article is written as an answer to a question on the forums: Drag&Drop with Advanced Action For quiz slides you have the option to […]

Captivate's Timelines (master slide/normal slide cptx) demystified

Intro After this introductory post, and the post about the typical Video Demo timeline this article will explain the specific features of the timelines in […]

Captivate's Timeline(s) Demystified - Intro

Intro Happy New Year 2017 to all Captivate users! Quite a few years ago I wrote an article about Timeline secrets in Captivate 5: Tiny […]

Video Demo Timeline demystified (cpvc-project)

Intro In a first article about timelines, I described the common features: timeline ruler, playhead, eye button, lock button, control panel and the tiny icons […]

Playing with Numbers - part 2

Intro In the previous blog post I introduced you to the common JS API, and you used the method 'setVariableValue' to populate a variable defined […]

Playing with Numbers - part 1

Intro How to use Adobe Captivate to create a course for simple calculations, has been popping up on the forums several times. You can use […]