Publish projects to the web using FTP

You can publish your Adobe Captivate projects directly to a website through FTP.

  1. In an open project, select File > Publish.

  2. In the Publish dialog box, select FTP and set the following options.

    Project Title
    Enter the desired name.

    Select the name of the server that hosts the FTP site on which you want to publish your project. To add an FTP server to the list, click the browse (...) button, and add or delete servers using the options in the FTP Servers dialog box.
    Note: You will not have to create a separate FTP server list for every project because Adobe Captivate saves changes made to the FTP list automatically. These changes are also captured when you import and export preferences.

    Enter the specific directory on the server listed above to which to upload the files.

    User name
    Enter a user name with permissions to publish files to the server listed above.

    Enter a valid password for the user name.

    Enter the correct port number to which you should upload your files. (Port number 21 is commonly used.)

  3. Select a file type.

    SWF File
    Select this option to create a Flash SWF file to FTP.

    Project Files
    Select this option to create Adobe Captivate project files (CP) to FTP. This is useful if you want to share the project with someone else who needs to open and edit the project.

  4. (Optional) Click Test Settings to test the settings you entered for the server. You will receive either a confirmation message stating that the connection succeeded or an error message explaining why the connection cannot be made.

  5. Select from the following output options:

    Zip Files
    This option creates a ZIP file. (A program like WinZip can be used to open the files.)

    Full Screen
    This option opens the file in full screen mode.

    Export HTML
    This option creates a standard JavaScript file that helps embed the SWF file into the HTML file.

    Send PENS notification
    Verifies PENS compliance. For more information, see Set PENS options.
    Note: PENS is enabled only if reporting is enabled. To enable reporting, from the Edit menu, choose Preferences. In the Quiz menu, click Reporting, and select Enable Reporting.

    Flash Player Version
    Adobe Captivate generates the SWF file in the Flash version that you choose.

  6. The Project Information area displays useful statistics about the project including the size (resolution), number of slides, audio information, e-learning details, accessibility compliance, and the playback control assigned to the project. To change any of the options listed in this area, click the blue text. To change preferences, click the Preferences button.

  7. Click Publish.

    You are notified when the process is complete.

Note: After the files are uploaded, you can view the project from your web browser by entering the web address where is the URL and filename.htm is the filename you entered in step 2.