Adobe showed off some of the new features in the upcomming Captivate 4/Captivate Next at the Adobe Learning Summit in San Jose on November 10th.
Unfortunately I wasn’t present at the ALS myself, but I found this exciting blogentry from Steve Howard that explains some of the new features.
It sounds very promising indeed. The features that I like the most are as follows
- The ability to work with your own custom variables in Captivate projects. This opens up for many new and exiting possibilities.
- Flash Widgets which are specially designed flash SWF files that can communicate with your Captivate project. Once again a very exciting perspective since you can develop your own custom widgets and add them in your Captivate courses.
- The possibility to import layered Photoshop PSD files. Right now you have to import each layer/file seperately into Captivate. It’s a time-consuming job if you have complex templates or page designs. If you can keep all your graphics in just one PSD file and import it all into Captivate at one time then it will make the workflow easier and quicker and also it will make it easier to change the graphics later since you only need to edit one PSD file containing all your graphics for that particular page.