Adobe Captivate demos

Create an Adobe Captivate demo

  1. Click the Project Manager tab. Place the cursor on the folder.

  2. Select File > New, and choose Adobe Captivate Demo.

  3. In the Topic Title box, type a host topic name.

  4. In the File Name box, type a filename with the extension .htm.

  5. Click OK.

  6. Create the demo.

  7. Save the demo and close Captivate.

  8. To test the demo, select or open the host topic, and click View .

  9. Open the host topic and add additional information, such as a header, footer, background color, or title text.

Note: You cannot access RoboHelp while Adobe Captivate is open.

Insert an Adobe Captivate demo

You can link to the demo topic from other topics in the project, from books and pages in the TOC, and from index keywords. When users click the link, the demo starts.

  1. In RoboHelp, open the topic where you want to insert the demo.

  2. Place the cursor where you want to insert the demo.

  3. From the Insert menu, select Adobe Captivate Demo. The Adobe Captivate Demo dialog box appears:

    • If the demo SWF file is already in the project, select it from the Multimedia In Project Folders list.

    • If the file is outside the project folder, click the Browse button , navigate to the SWF file, and click Open. At the prompt, click Yes to copy the file to the project folder.

  4. Click OK. An object in the topic indicates where the file was placed.

  5. To test the demo, click View .

Edit an Adobe Captivate demo

  1. Open the topic containing the Adobe Captivate demo, or in the Project Manager, expand the Multimedia folder.

  2. Right-click the demo. Select Edit.

  3. Make the changes.

  4. Close Adobe Captivate.

Note: When you preview an Adobe Captivate demo in RoboHelp, a prompt may ask you to update the file in the project. This prompt appears if you saved the Adobe Captivate demo outside RoboHelp to the default Adobe Captivate location. (The default location is C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\My Documents\My Adobe Captivate Projects\.) Update the file to apply the changes made outside RoboHelp.