Adobe Captivate 5 – the new features


New features in Adobe Captivate 5:

The new Adobe Captivate 5 splash screen

Adobe Captivate 5 is packed with a lot of new and very interesting features and functionality.  Here is an overview of those I find most interesting.

The new GUI

Adobe Captivate 5 has a brand new Graphical User Interface that resembles the other Adobe products like PhotoShop and  Flash.

Master Slides

Just like with MicroSoft PowerPoint it is now possible to use the Master Slide concept in Adobe Captivate 5. This makes the workflow easier because you can set up your entire layout and design on the Master Slide and one need to do it once. It is also possible to use multiple Master Slides in Adobe Captivate 5.

Object Styles

Adobe Captivate 5 allows you to apply a variety of styles to your objects. This makes it quicker and easier to get a consistent look in your entire project. And behold – the “Apply to all” actually works now!

Publish to

With Adobe Captivate 5 you can publish your content to and share it with learners and reviewers from around the world. The cool thing about this is that if you don’t have an LMS then you can use this feature and still collect quiz scores and results from your learners.

Animation effects

Adobe Captivate 5 now also makes it possible to animate things. Earlier you had to use Adobe Flash in order to make an image or object move from left to right but now this is possible directly from within Adobe Captivate 5.

Video overhaul

Adobe Captivate 5 has a new rutine for handling video in your projects. It works much better than Adobe Captivate 4. You can now import video and synchronize it with the project, slide, or a set of slides.


Other things worth mentioning with Adobe Captivate 5 is improved quizzing design and control, new and better recording rutine, improved round-tripping between Adobe Captivate 5 and other Adobe Products (and PowerPoint too), new and improved Widget API

In the next couple of days I will post a more detailed review and look at each of these topics starting with the new GUI.


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