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Getting started on Fluid Boxes – Adobe Captivate 2017 release

Getting started on Fluid Boxes – Adobe Captivate 2017 release

What is a Fluid Box

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 In the 2017 release of Adobe Captivate, a Fluid Box is a layout mode that provides the arrangement of objects on a slide so that the objects behave predictably when the slide accommodates different screen sizes and devices. A Fluid Box is an easy to use layout model for e-learning designers. You can lay out child objects in any direction and have flexibility to adapt to the display space.

A Fluid Box container expands the objects to fill available free space, or shrinks the objects to prevent overflow. Elements in a Fluid Box are direction-agnostic. The objects can adapt to the space available.

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Using Fluid Box in Captivate

In Captivate, you can either insert a Fluid Box layout vertically or horizontally in a responsive project. Depending on the screen size, the objects in a Fluid Box container grow or shrink without compromising the screen width.

In the 2017 release of Adobe Captivate, there are two new items in the Objects menu bar.

  1. Horizontal Fluid Box layout
  2. Vertical Fluid Box layout

Fluid Boxes – Knowledge Facts Series –

Check out Videos on how to get started with Fluid Box –

Fluid boxes in Adobe Captivate 2017 

Creating First Responsive Project 

Adobe Captivate 2017 – Fluid Boxes

In this video, I show you the new way to design responsive eLearning with Adobe Captivate 2017 using fluid boxes.

Adobe Captivate 2017 – Convert Blank Projects to Responsive Design

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15 Responses

  1. Hi Shambu,

    This is really interesting. I’m looking forward to playing with this for my micro learning project. This layout has given me some interesting options to consider.

    Thanks for sharing it.


  2. Thanks for all the good resources! I’m coming back to Captivate after some time away, and responsive design using fluid boxes is one of the newer features I’m not familiar with. The sample project (CloudAir SoftSkills) is particularly helpful; I like the use of multi-states to change the demeanor of the man and the position of the needle on the empathy meter (another feature that’s new to me!).

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