Archive for the ‘Captivate’ Category

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]