Timeline improvements – Adobe Captivate 5.5


It’s not exactly a new feature, but in reality it’s one of the things I like the most about Adobe Captivate 5.5.

In Adobe Captivate 5 the elements on the timeline were barely visible. I really have a hard time distinguishing between the different layers due to the color and very low opacity used.

Adobe Captivate 5 timeline example

In Adobe Captivate 5.5 they spiced up the colors so now it’s much more clear and easy to distinguish the layers from eachother.

Adobe Captivate 5.5 timeline example

Adobe Captivate 5.5 timeline example

Now all we need is to be able to define our own colors for the timeline elements. Currently “informational elements” such as text boxes, hightlight boxes, animations, videos and drawing objects are blue. “Interactive elements” such as rollovers, clickboxes, widgets and buttons are green and the mouse element is yellow/orange.

I would like to be able to define my own colors so I could make videos purple for example and widgets red. This would allow me as the developer to define my own scheme and give me a quicker way to identify objects on the timeline quickly.

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1 Comment

  1. Susan Wright on

    Speaking of Timelines has anyone else wished that each line of slide notes in a CP project would be a separate audio file on the timeline? I know you can open up the audio editor and insert silences but alot of the audio edits we’ve done later showed to screw up some other fix we’d done. Also then the CC would sync without having to do it manually.

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