Captivate Advanced Actions: the “Untitled” bar

Posted on: April 13th, 2012 by Edward 4 Comments

This is definitely one of those posts that needs to impress upon the lack of support from the Adobe help files. I couldn’t find a thing useful to help me with Captivate Advanced Actions. Quite frankly, the help files don’t do more than define what something is…not one iota of information on how to use […]

Using Flash as GUI for Captivate E-Learning

Posted on: April 13th, 2012 by Edward 2 Comments

A while back I was given the task of creating an E-Learning courseware product. The product was to contain three separate courses, each with 10 modules and each module was to end with a quiz. On completing a course, the user could then take an exam…then, upon passing the exam, the user would then be […]

Michael: my Arch Angel of Widgets

Posted on: July 16th, 2012 by Edward No Comments

A title that’s maybe a bit grandiose, but Michael Lund aka CPGURU was my guardian angel when I needed one! Let me set this up for you so you’ll truly understand the magnitude of my situation and how Michael and his widgets saved my…you know what! The POC for one of our largest clients came […]

Captivate Help: All Hail Lieve Weymeis aka Lilybiri

Posted on: May 23rd, 2012 by Edward No Comments

Please note that Lieve Weymeis’s website URL has changed…please go to Where can I possibly begin? I guess this post is the ultimate insult to the Adobe Captivate Help documentation. Figuring out how to get things done in Captivate is not so difficult if you just need the bare minimum—but if you need to […]

Adobe Creative Cloud…need I say more? Or should I?

Posted on: April 30th, 2012 by Edward No Comments

What is Adobe Creative Cloud? Well from the Adobe website you’ll get this… “Adobe Creative Cloud is a digital hub where you can explore, create, share, and deliver your work using any of the Adobe Creative Suite® desktop tools, Adobe Photoshop® Lightroom® 4*, and new applications like Adobe Muse™ and Adobe Edge preview. Creative Cloud […]

The Avatar-Gravatar Mystery: SOLVED

Posted on: April 27th, 2012 by Edward No Comments

Why is it that some issues you try to get information or resolutions for, you just can’t seem to get a straight answer…you go to one site and the content is written for geeks…you go to another site and they parse out information like it’s understood that you “should be able to fill-in-the-blanks.” My quest […]

Open External Files in Native App from Flash Projector

Posted on: April 18th, 2012 by Edward 10 Comments

  This post will show you how to open an external file in its native application from a Flash projector file. Of course, this can only work if you or your end-user has the appropriate application installed for the file to be opened or you’ll receive an error or depending on your OS, nothing will […]

Captivate EXE verses Flash Projector

Posted on: April 17th, 2012 by Edward No Comments

Now days, there seems to be no limitation to what one can accomplish with Flash, ActionScript and Flash Player 10.whatever.whatever…but what about my needs? Well, what I needed Captivate gave me good… I’ve been a user of Flash since its first release; back when action script was two words and tweening was a three step […]

The IE “Viewport” and Lightbox Issue

Posted on: April 14th, 2012 by Edward No Comments

Lightbox does not fill the browser window! Do you have a Lightbox image viewer on your website? If you do, chances are, if it’s not the latest version, the background doesn’t work properly in Internet Explorer. This is especially true if you have a PHP, ASP or .NET application. The problem is the Internet Explorer ”viewport.” […]

The Trouble with Adobe: the “EASY” myth

Posted on: April 13th, 2012 by Edward 1 Comment

I guess, whenever I have a blog post about anything Adobe, I should start off with how “unhelpful” the help docs are and how misleading the “easy to do stuff” rhetoric is…AND THIS APPLIES TO ALL ADOBE PRODUCTS… I have been using Adobe products for more than 15 years…and I have yet to meet an […]