Adding Closed Captions for your Videos in Adobe Captivate

August 29, 2017
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Adding Closed Captions for your Videos in Adobe Captivate

Staff 68 posts
Followers: 46 people
August 29, 2017

Adding closed captions to your eLearning courses is a basic requirement to meet accessibility standards like Section 508 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. You can easily do so for your audio-based courses by adding narration to your screen, adding slide notes, and then converting those slide notes to closed captions.

But a little-known fact is that you can have closed captions for slide videos as well. Watch this short tutorial to learn how to associate close captions with your videos embedded in Adobe Captivate courses.

No time to watch the video? Need to take a look at some quick steps? Here you go…

Steps to add video closed captions:

  1. To add a slide video, click Video > Insert Video.Picture1
  2. Add a Multi-Slide Synchronized Video and click OK.
  3. Click Video > Edit Video Timing.
  4. Click the Closed Captioning tab.
  5. Place the cursor at the position where you want to add CC.
  6. Click the + sign and enter the Closed Caption text. Edit video timing
  7. Click CC Settings to change the font, size, color, background, and the number of lines in which the captions must be displayed. CC Settings
  8. To enable the display of closed captions in the published projects, select Show Closed Captions.
  9. The ‘CC’ button appears in the playbar. While playing or previewing the project, click the ‘CC’ button to view the closed captions.

For more information on customizing the captions, read the blog Using the Customizable closed captions feature.

Leave a comment here to let me know if you have any questions about this workflow or need tutorials for any other feature in Adobe Captivate and/or Adobe Presenter.

Happy Captivating!

Comments (5)
2018-05-31 13:26:49
2018-05-31 13:26:49

Is there an option that saves the closed captioning when I need to make a minor edit to the video and reload? As it stands today, we are losing all of our closed captioning work when we have to make an edit. Any advice?

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2017-09-26 22:19:16
2017-09-26 22:19:16

Thanks, Suarav! This was so easy to follow, but I have one question: How can I make the last caption disappear before the end of the video? After the last spoken line, my video continues for several seconds with on-screen text and background music but the last caption remains on the screen.

Thank you,
Lizzy

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2017-10-03 08:29:24
2017-10-03 08:29:24
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Hi Elizabeth,

This is not possible as of now. A workaround is to have your learners close the caption if they no longer want to see the caption.

Thanks,
Saurav

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2017-08-30 14:16:35
2017-08-30 14:16:35

Hi Saurav,

Thanks for this. It’s always good to see folks preaching 508. I work for the federal government, so this has been a requirement for years. Glad to see that many private organizations are catching on and making this a requirement as well.

CHUCK

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2017-08-30 15:11:52
2017-08-30 15:11:52
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Thank you Chuck. Please keep commenting on our posts.

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