Set publishing preferences

  1. Select Edit > Preferences.

  2. In the Preferences dialog box, select Publish Settings from the Project menu.

  3. Set the various options according to your requirements.
    Frames Per Second
    This option sets the number of Flash frames that appear per second. The default setting is 30 frames per second and is appropriate in most cases. For example, with the default setting, a caption that appears for 1 second requires 30 Flash frames. Dividing the number of frames in a project by 30 gives you the length of the project in seconds. You may need to change the rate if you are embedding your Adobe Captivate SWF file in another SWF file that has a frame rate other than 30.

    Publish Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro Metadata
    Adds information to your Adobe Captivate project file (SWF) that makes it easier to integrate the project into Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro. The embedded data links the Adobe Captivate CP file to the SWF file when you publish the project to Connect Server and makes it easier for the Adobe Captivate output file to be found during searches done in Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro. For more information see Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro.
    Note: Selecting this option increases the size of the project. If you are not going to use the project with Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro, you can clear the option and decrease the size of the finished project file (SWF). However, if there is the possibility that the output file (SWF) may be used in Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro, it is a good idea to select the Include Metadata option.

    Include Mouse
    Includes any recorded mouse movement in the project.

    Include Audio
    Includes any audio files that have been added to the project.

    Play Tap Audio For Recorded Typing
    This option plays tapping sounds in the final project to represent recorded keystrokes. (For example, if you recorded an e-mail message being sent, you most likely typed an address to which the e-mail should be sent. The sound of the keys being pressed to enter the address was recorded, and using this option, a tapping sound can be played for each of the keystrokes.)

    Enable Accessibility
    Enable this option if you want to make your project accessible to visually impaired users. The text in your project is read aloud when users accept the help of a screen reader when viewing the project. In addition, any other accessibility options that you have configured in the project are also enabled.

    ActionScript Version
    If you are using Adobe Captivate projects within other applications like Adobe Flash, Adobe AIR applications, or Flex, it is important that you specify the version of ActionScript for the SWF file before publishing it. You cannot set variables within a Captivate movie if you publish it using an ActionScript version that is not supported by the application.

    Adobe AIR and Flex support only ActionScript 3.0 whereas Adobe Flash supports both ActionScript 2.0 and ActionScript 3.0. Users must have Flash Player 9 or later installed on their computers to view Adobe Captivate movies created using ActionScript 3.0.

    Externalize Resources
    When you publish a project as a SWF file, a single SWF file is produced. To reduce the size of the SWF file, you can choose to externalize some of its objects (skin, widgets, FMR SWF file, animations). After publishing, the externalized resources reside outside the SWF file, and are referenced by it.