Publish the project as an executable file or AVI file



Publish the project as an executable file

You can create stand-alone, executable files of your Adobe Captivate projects. This publishing option enables you to create a Windows executable file (EXE).

  1. Select File > Publish.

  2. In the Publish dialog box, select Media, and configure the following options:

    Select Type
    From the menu, select Windows Executable (*.exe).

    Project Title
    Enter a name for the executable file without adding the extension (.exe).

    Folder
    Enter the full path to the folder in which to save the file, or click Browse to locate the folder.

    Custom Icon
    You can customize the icon that is displayed for the executable file. Click Browse (...) to add a custom icon for your file. Ensure that the icon file has a .ico extension.
    You can create a custom icon file using any software meant for that purpose. Ensure that the file you create contains ten images of the following dimensions:
    • 256x256 32-bit color uncompressed

    • 48x48 32-bit color uncompressed

    • 48x48 8-bit color uncompressed

    • 48x48 4-bit color uncompressed

    • 32x32 32-bit color uncompressed

    • 32x32 8-bit color uncompressed

    • 32x32 4-bit color uncompressed

    • 16x16 32-bit color uncompressed

    • 16x16 8-bit color uncompressed

    • 16x16 4-bit color uncompressed

  3. Select from the following Output Options:

    Zip Files
    Creates a ZIP file containing the EXE file.

    Full Screen
    Runs the executable file in full screen mode.
    Note: If you select AICC or SCORM options for the project, you can’t apply the full screen publishing option.

    Generate Autorun For CD
    An autorun.inf file is generated in the publish directory. The file starts playing as soon as the CD is inserted into the computer.

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

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 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.

Publish the project as an AVI file

You can publish your Adobe Captivate project as an AVI file. Open the published AVI file in any of the media players that support the AVI format.

You can use any of the encoders available on your operating system for publishing. Alternatively, you can use a third party software that you have installed on your computer.

Note: All interactivity in your project is lost when you convert the project to an AVI file.
  1. Select File > Publish.

  2. In the Publish dialog box, select Media, and configure the following options:

    Select Type
    From the menu, select Video (*.avi)

    Project Title
    Enter a name for the AVI file without adding the extension (.avi).

    Folder
    Enter the full path to the folder in which to save the file, or click Browse to locate the folder.

  3. Select from the following output options:

    Video Format
    The list of encoders available on your system is available here. Select an encoder for publishing the project in the AVI format.

    Audio Format
    Adobe Captivate uses pulse code modulation (PCM) for audio files. Simply put, PCM converts analog files to binary (digital) files.

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 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.