December 8, 2020
Publishing Adobe Captivate projects to Adobe Connect in HTML
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December 8, 2020
Publishing Adobe Captivate projects to Adobe Connect in HTML
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I have many projects created in Adobe Captivate that I have published to my computer and then loaded them into Adobe Connect content as an swf.  I then use the URL from Adobe Connect to create hyperlinks for our client video training library.   I am told these will not work after this month.  Is this true and how can I publish them in HTML to Adobe Connect?  Is this possible?  I am having a hard time figuring out how to do this.

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2020-12-09 13:35:40
2020-12-09 13:35:40

Adobe Connect still supports Captivate content, but as Lieve points out, that content should now be either Hybrid (containing both SWF and HTML) or HTML.

Captivate content is typically published to the Adobe Connect content library and can then be used inside of an Adobe Connect room synchronously (so that all learners in a virtual classroom would see the content at the same time), or alternatively, you could simply send a link to a customer to access the content directly. In this case, Adobe Connect is simply serving as a web server or light LMS.

If you’re running the content in a room, Adobe Connect’s Classic interface continues to support Flash-based Captivate files. The New interface requires an HTML version. I recommend checking both boxes (SWF + HTML) when publishing, and there shouldn’t be an issue.

In either case – with the Flash end of life quickly approaching (December 31st, 2020), it’s a good idea to ensure your content doesn’t require that a customer has the Flash plug-in installed in their browser.

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2020-12-09 14:43:20
2020-12-09 14:43:20
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Thanks for this information. May I just give you a comment as Captivate developer? I would never recommend at this moment to publish a Captivate file both to SWF and HTML (dual publishing). The output can be very different, and there may be other issues as well with dual publishing. Publish only exclusively to HTML5, although that may lead to some problems with users of an old version of IE (as is required in some companies).

If I misunderstood your sentence about checking both boxes on publishing, please correct me.

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2020-12-10 21:22:20
2020-12-10 21:22:20
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Hi Alistair,

Any chance of talking “in person” and doing a screen share?

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2020-12-09 10:39:43
2020-12-09 10:39:43

The answer is that Flash Player which is needed for SWF content will lose its support end of this month. That doesn’t mean that it will disappear immediately from all desktop browsers, although lot of them already deleted automatic installation of that plugin. As long as you keep an older version of browsers you can play SWF.

Are you using the most recent version of Connect? It has been refurbished completely, both browser and application (at least on Windows). I have no idea if the app is already available for Mac.

Will try to find out what will happen with Captivate publishing to Connect, if no one else pops in from the Connect team.

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2020-12-10 15:23:44
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Thank you for your response!  Yes, I have the latest version of Adobe Connect and I have Captivate 2019.  Any chance of talking “in person” and doing a screen share?

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2020-12-10 15:42:22
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Sorry, I am just a user. You could contact Alistair Lee who is a staff member.

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