April 25, 2018
Download and install Captivate
April 25, 2018
Download and install Captivate
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Download and install

This document describes how to download and install the latest version of Captivate. It also provides other details, such as setting up an Adobe ID, and how to purchase a licensed version of the product.


Adobe Captivate (2017 release) is available for the following operating systems:
Microsoft Windows (Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10) with a minimum of 4 GB of RAM and 5 GB of free disk space.
Mac OS X v10.12.3 (or later); iOS 10.2.1 (or later) with a minimum of 4 GB of RAM and 6 GB of free disk space.

Create your Adobe ID

To download and install Adobe Captivate, you need an Adobe ID. It’s free and easy to set up. So, let’s create one now.

  1. Go to Adobe accounts and click Get an Adobe ID.
  2. Follow the instructions and enter a valid email address.
    The address you enter will be your Adobe ID, so use an address you’ll remember. Then, click Sign Up.
    Now you can sign in to your account any time using the navigation bar on the Adobe.com pages.
  3. To sign into your account, go to www.adobe.com and click Sign In. The sign-in link is in the top navigation bar of most pages.

For more detailed information, see Create or update your Adobe ID.

Download Captivate

Download a 30-day free trial of the latest version of Captivate here.
For details on previous versions of Captivate, see Download Adobe Captivate.

Install Captivate

After you have completed the download procedure for Captivate, an installation file is downloaded on your computer.
Captivate is an end-user desktop application. So, it has a simple step-by-step installation procedure.
Double-click on the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions that appear in the installation wizard.
Just remember to click Try on the screen that prompts you to Install or Try.

Follow the on-screen instructions.
Once you’ve installed Captivate, you can get started by creating your first Captivate Project.

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