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Tips and tricks for Adobe Captivate


If you import an flash swf into Captivate you sometimes get a warning that “this script contains _root and may not function properly”. In most cases your imported swf will still work like intended, but some swf’s might not.

Until recently the only way to fix it was to change the code in your Flash animation so it avoids using _root. I just stumpled upon an fix from Adobe, which is aimed at imported Raptivity content. However, it can be used for other swf’s that reference _root and doesn’t work in Captivate.


I don’t know if you guys seen these already but they are pretty worthwhile. These demonstrations are done by RJ Jacquez who is a Senior Product Evangelist at Adobe.

The entire presentation can be found here:


One of the most common questions I read on forums and blogs is how you can track your Captivate projects if you don’t have an LMS.

There are many different ways of doing this and it also depends on what you want to track. If you want to track which users complete your course, their score, time used etc. then you are looking at a rather complex scenario.


Just thought I would make a quick post about sub- and superscript in Adobe Captivate.

It is not clear from the documentation or the Captivate software itself, how you make sub- and superscript in your textboxes so here is the solution.