Adobe Captivate 5.02 Update / Patch


In case you missed it Adobe have released a patch for Adobe Captivate 5 to address a number of issues and bugs.

The patch is for Adobe Captivate 5 only as all of the things are implemented in Adobe Captivate 5.5 already.

Open up Adobe Captivate 5 and go to the Help Menu – Updates to install the update.

Note that there are some reports of the update failing if you have installed earlier “Hot fixes” directly to Adobe Captivate 5. If your installation fails then try and “Repair” your Captivate installation first and then install the update again.

Here are the patch release notes:


  • An AICC-compliant Adobe Captivate course does not launch successfully if the web server on which the course is hosted, and the LMS, which is used to track to course, are on different domains.
  • When a SCORM-compliant course is launched, the SWF file hangs at the loading screen.
  • In a SCORM-compliant course, when the last button in the project is enabled for reporting, the slide duration and status are not updated correctly in the TOC when the project is played.
  • When users take a SCORM-compliant course on Mozilla browsers, you will observe inconsistent reporting in LMS.
  • The status of a course is shown as ‘Incomplete’ if a user scores anything below 100%.


  • The pre-loader functionality was broken for any project that contained slide audio. Even if the preloader was set to a certain percentage (say 10%), the movie would not play until the entire audio in the project was loaded.


  • During the recording of audio for a project, the audio device changes automatically after recording for a few slides.


  • On Mac, publishing a project to Microsoft Word fails in the following scenarios:
    • Any text caption or slide note in the project contains a backslash (“\”), and the project is published with the options “Caption Text” and “Slide Notes” enabled.
    • The project includes questions from a Question Pool. The project is then published with the option “Use Table In The Ouput” disabled, and options “Caption Text” and “Include Objects And Questions” enabled.
  • When a project is published to Microsoft Word with the “Step-by-Step” option enabled, the icons/images do not appear clearly in the output file.
  • “SWF compilation failed” message appears, when:
    • You preview or publish a project that contains double quotes in the Internal Server configuration parameters (Quiz Preferences > Reporting).
    • You publish a project that contains double quotes in the Project Info dialog box.
  • Adobe Captivate crashes or displays a “SWF compilation failed” error when you publish a project that contains around 128 user variables

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