October 13, 2021
Announcing Project Charm – the upcoming version of Adobe Captivate
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October 13, 2021
Announcing Project Charm – the upcoming version of Adobe Captivate
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Project Charm introduces a new and refreshing way to create beautiful and highly engaging eLearning content. Watch this video to learn more.

 

Update: Excitement is brewing behind the scenes of the magic factory as we grow closer and closer to the beginning of the public beta of Adobe Captivate Project Charm. If you haven’t already signed up to join the fun, please fill out this form to share in the experience. A notification with access to the first build will arrive via email as soon as it becomes available.

Wondering when Project Charm will be unveiled? It’s a bit like hatching a mystical egg. We can see the egg starting to shift in the nest and occasionally hear fabulous sounds coming from it. One observer swears she saw pixie dust flying around it in colorful swirling patterns at sunrise yesterday. Although it is taking a little longer than expected, we are confident that it will be extraordinary when it arrives.

We thank you for your patience. Stay tuned for more updates.

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2022-05-14 16:21:17
2022-05-14 16:21:17

Hey Jacob…

Since we now are using barnyard references for the new Captivate project like “hatching a (magical) egg” and “milking the cow.” I thought I’d add a few of my own:

  • The new version of Captivate with launch “when pigs fly.”
  • It would be nice if users could get an update “from the horse’s mouth.”
  • But trying to get the Adobe Captivate team to respond to user’s questions is like “trying to beat a dead horse.”
  • It would be nice to have the new version of Captivate since many users use the program to “bring home the bacon.”
  • Those current Captivate users who actually think Adobe is going to launch the a Captivate program shouldn’t “count their chickens before they hatch.”
  • With years of announcements of the new Captivate product and with no product to show makes it seem like the Adobe Captivate team is “running around like chickens with their heads cut off.”
  • Current Captivate users who are depending on the new Captivate launch and are not checking out other authoring programs shouldn’t “put all their eggs in one basket.”
  • Make no mistake that if Adobe is just milking their current Captivate subscribers while planning to dump the program “those chickens will come home to roost.”
  • The Adobe Captivate team says the new program will be “amazing” but who knows, perhaps it will just be a “pig in a poke.”

 

And finally, regarding when the new Captivate will actually launch, well the reality is that current Captivate users may be waiting “until the cows come home.”

Well those are my thoughts and now I’ve got to go “harvest the wheat” and “slop the pigs.”

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2022-05-16 16:26:36
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This did make me smile, unlike waiting for the new version or for Adobe to fix reported and confirmed bugs in the existing one. I have a horrible feeling it is accurate too.

Will any experienced user of Captivate use the new version for live projects on release based on previous experience? Experience has taught me that I will have to wait for at least one hotfix, and that is for updates to an existing codebase. This one is apparently all new. I will be waiting until I know it works with CPExtra and CPMate, two products that transform Captivate.

One of the appeals of using Captivate is integration with other Adobe products. But Captivate is, as others say, like a poor relation.

Whoever wrote the update notice, now seven months old, does not understand their client base. It borders on being childish. Adobe needs to do much, much better than it currently is with its e-learning products.

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2022-05-11 17:22:25
2022-05-11 17:22:25

I’m retired and have no access to an authoring tool. I want to buy Captivate but unless it comes out in 6 weeks, I will have to buy Articulate. Why is the wait so long???? Do they need testers, sign me up!!!!!!

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2022-05-13 15:25:38
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Considering the revamp is almost 4 years in the works, it seems what they need is better project managers (and better consideration for their current customers).

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2022-05-13 15:27:39
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Considering the revamp is almost 4 years in the works it seems what they need is better project managers (and better consideration for their current customers).

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2022-05-11 17:19:57
2022-05-11 17:19:57

I am very concerned about the lack of communication. To my clients, I can no longer recommend that they be taught Captivate or, for that matter, invest in the software. It’s a huge limbo to be put in the situation we are in right now. I feel like Adobe has just parked the ferry and milking the cow until there are no more who want to pay by subscription and then let Captivate disappear from their services.

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2022-05-12 04:27:09
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Is there a message about the future of “Charm” especially given that Dr. Pooja Jaisingh is no longer with Adobe and there is no communication with users.

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2022-05-12 21:15:50
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Yikes. I didn’t know this. No wonder they’re behind. But yes, I agree there should be some public status update.

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2022-05-10 17:04:35
2022-05-10 17:04:35

You would think with the size of a company like Adobe they could provide certain parts of the market with the needed service and updates rapidly.  Premiere Pro, AE – etc. the total editing suite is updated frequently. Captivate is the “stepchild” I have been a Captivate subscriber for many years, and I have decided to move from Captivate to Articulate.  No more waiting.

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2022-05-11 11:17:49
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Our issue is that Articulate won’t run on a Mac unless you install Windows on a partition….not going to happen at my company, so Captivate it is.
I think it is the “mystery” egg part that gets me…which, by the way, made me immediately think a Pokemon was hatching in a raid like in Pokemon Go. But in Pokemon Go, there is a timer…so I think we all just really would like to see a timer on when this is going to hatch!

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2022-05-11 16:15:37
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I didn’t know Articulate doesn’t run on a Mac – somehow I thought it was a web-based application. Hmm

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2022-05-11 17:10:29
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Articulate Rise is web-based, but Storyline is Windows only. I couldn’t believe it at first, but it is true…they have zero native support for Mac users for Storyline.

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2022-05-12 04:18:10
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Rise is web-based delivered through the browser. Storyline is Windows only and that’s why I like it. Don’t have to worry about teaching it cross-platform. Based on Captivate and all the problems it has with Apple Adobe would be better if it dropped it on the Apple platform too. Because of the single platform focus, Articulate seems to innovate faster with their products.

 

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2022-05-16 17:13:34
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What other options are there for Mac users? There are lots of programs that run perfectly fine on both platforms….Camtasia for example, or even other Adobe products. So, to me, no excuses for not making something compatible for both platforms.
I would love to see TechSmith come out with authoring software to compete with Captivate and Articulate.

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2022-04-28 17:28:01
2022-04-28 17:28:01

Did anybody get a beta version? I sent an email with the request, but still no answer.

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2022-05-03 14:58:08
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Same here!

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2022-05-05 14:26:59
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Could anyone possibly be surprised that the Captivate team did not respond to an e-mail from someone who uses their product?

And just how long have Captivate users been waiting for the “mystical egg to hatch?” Well, for those who have not been following the announcements that would be “years.”

The only mystery to be hatched is why those in power at Adobe allow the Captivate team to treat Adobe product users this way.

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2022-05-10 11:40:23
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It’s come to a point where Captivate (2019) is so clunky and troublesome, that my line manager is going to buy Storyline 360 for us content developers.
I cannot express how much this software is, not only dated from a visual perspective, but also functionality, with persistent crashes, inability to perform the most basic tasks, such as copy and paste. I’m working with high slide numbers, so after a certain number, if a slide video is introduced, good luck previewing it. As far as Closed Captions go… please – in the next version – put the Play/Pause icons next to the + CC icon. And… despite being zoomed in at the maximum level (when adding CC) when I play it back, it’s still not accurate!
Come on Adobe… what is going on?!
If I had to describe what using Captivate is like, presently, I would say, PAINFULL!

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2022-04-25 14:52:33
2022-04-25 14:52:33

it’s sooooo long

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2022-04-14 06:58:16
2022-04-14 06:58:16

Will there be a internal scorm player in this new release? just like the Storyline one.

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2022-04-13 16:50:15
2022-04-13 16:50:15

PLEASE tell me that the Adobe Captivate team has finally figured out layers. I don’t see it in this video and it has me a bit worried.

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2022-04-08 13:38:17
2022-04-08 13:38:17

“Wondering when Project Charm will be unveiled? It’s a bit like hatching a mystical egg.” That’s an interesting way of describing software development (to toddlers). In my experience, if I were to tell any of our clients, stakeholders, or higher-ups, when asked about dev timelines “it’s a bit like hatching a mystical egg,” I would either be laughed out or thrown out. Not sure who you’ve got writing your copy, but anyone who knows anything about software development knows that it’s nothing like hatching a mystical egg and listening for little sounds in the egg. Try this for the adults in the room:

“We were shooting for a [January] rollout, but we ran into some unexpected snags that required quite a bit of rework. At this point it looks more like late April or May before we can start the public beta. We will post any updates [because we know you will be paying for it, and we think you deserve the courtesy as professionals]. Thanks for your patience, it will be worth it.”

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2022-04-11 17:03:34
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100% This. The cutesy but useless delay copy coupled with the total lack of communication after just doesn’t work when dealing with adult professionals with their own projects and timelines to execute and defend to leadership.

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2022-04-04 01:49:13
2022-04-04 01:49:13

hello, we want the update or some information, please dont leave us hanging

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2022-04-04 09:43:17
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It’s not true that there isn’t some information. You should fill out “this form” (see the Update text below the video). I did that months ago and got this on March 10th (excerpt):

We are thrilled to let you know that we have now released the private beta of Project Charm. While we await user feedback on that, our team is committed to getting the public beta ready for anybody who wishes to test it. We understand that it is taking more time than what we anticipated earlier. However, we want to ensure that we build a very stable product that empowers designers like you to create stunning eLearning content with utmost speed.

Adobe Digital Learning Team

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2022-04-06 14:09:40
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thansk i recive that too in march but not news after that, my guess this will be released in the end of 2022

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2022-03-31 12:51:35
2022-03-31 12:51:35

Hey you Captivaters there,

plse let’s know whats up with the new Version?

what are you waiting for – Christmas 23?

the assets and community template download again does not make fun.

Ulrich,

Digital Learning Management Trainer & CP Fan

 

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2022-03-16 15:47:20
2022-03-16 15:47:20

It’s after the middle of March. Still no communication. For goodness sake, just officially delay it so we can move on.

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2022-03-07 09:44:15
2022-03-07 09:44:15

Like many Captivate users out there, I’m getting rather bored waiting for the update. The app becomes slower and even more troublesome to work with – despite boosting my RAM and SSD storage.
Since I work with the opther Adobe apps, I thought this was a good choice. I was informed – when looking to purchase – that it would be compatible with other Adobe Apps… hmmm, that was not an accurate statement.

I’m using Captivate for live projects and am now finding myself limited by the app. I can no longer see video slide previews, trying to synchronise buttons with video is now impossible on larger projects – they simply do not render. I know my work machine is getting on (4 years old) but it shouldn’t be this bad – surely?

I find myself regretting buying Captivate and thinking I should have purchased Articulate.
Pick up the game Adobe!

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2022-02-28 19:30:59
2022-02-28 19:30:59

I’m really frustrated by the lack of Captivate support for Oculus headsets. The 2018 version published 360 VR projects just fine and it worked in Oculus Go, but 2019 it broke and was never fixed. Hoping the next release fixes this issue. We are now looking at other tools for this and may just drop Captivate if this continues. Sigh…

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2022-03-08 17:51:28
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Hi, there was a hotfix recently announced for VR headsets. Not sure if it will help but one chap managed to get his cardboard VR working again after the fix. https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/captivate/kb/hotfix-vr-content-not-playing-devices.html?fbclid=IwAR3LhP9uYxJqr_XB1Suh0XX6hGEjzr0NadeWkCbyhxrsr33oc3Ai88QJ0EA

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2022-02-27 16:08:18
2022-02-27 16:08:18

So, it’ll be March in two days. No communication still.

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2022-02-22 16:23:44
2022-02-22 16:23:44

I am always appreciative to hear from Dr. Jaisingh.  I would rather wait on the beta as the get the bugs out, instead of hearing everyone complain of just how buggy it is.  Patience.  It will come and it will be awesome.

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2022-02-23 16:48:53
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There are many software companies that have exactly the same goals as adobe: to provide a stable solution for users. But some communicate much better, and take care of the relationship with the users.

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2022-05-18 14:10:16
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That’s part of the problem. They never squash the bugs. They just paint over them or try to dazzle us with new features that might be cool if their product actually worked. I’m really shocked how Captivate is still a product. Communication to their user base is poor and updates are few and far in between. We’ve been using Captivate at our company for almost 5 years and are considering switching to Articulate.

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2022-02-21 09:37:32
2022-02-21 09:37:32

It is such a shame that we have no information about the release of this new version. Working on Captivate 2019 is really getting complicated: aging interface, average rendering quality compared to competitors. I think Adobe needs to communicate quickly before its most loyal users jump ship.

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2022-02-23 22:38:26
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“Mystical Egg”…”Fabulous Sounds”…”Pixie Dust”…”Colorful Swirling Patterns”…Excitement Brewing”…

The Adobe Captivate Team has been communicating with it’s users. However they have been communicating with Captivate users as if they were children on a road trip or visiting Harry Potter world rather than communicating with Captivate users as professionals who are paying a monthly fee for the product, using it for every day work tasks and expect to have the best possible and most up-to-date authoring tool at their disposal.

Perhaps the Captivate Team thinks they are being cute; or clever; or dare I say “charming” by communicating this way.

Personally I’d prefer professional.

I’ll stick around to see the new version of Captivate, and perhaps is will be as “extraordinary” as advertised. And perhaps it will have been worth waiting for. The main reason I am waiting to see  the release is I because I use many other Adobe products for all my content creation and realize how important the “integration” of products can be in developing content.

However, because of how the Captivate Team has (and has not communicated) with its users about this update, I would never recommend Captivate to anyone else no matter how extraordinary the “Charm” release turns out to be (and I have hundreds of thousands of visitors to my education websites) because I would not want to be the reason someone else had to go though this kind of frustration for future updates of Captivate.

Just saying.

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2022-02-24 21:47:32
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Couldn’t agree more. It’s patronizing.

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2022-02-18 17:44:13
2022-02-18 17:44:13

When does the Beta come out?   Crickets for months….

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2022-02-01 14:26:05
2022-02-01 14:26:05

I’m not being sarcastic here. But what if we learn front-end programming instead of using authoring software. You can then use your skills with absolute freedom. There are  libraries, frameworks everythning you need. And your skills go beyond just authoring   Seriously …

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2022-02-01 15:47:48
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Piotr…

I agree with what you are suggesting. However the reason I went from creating websites in Dreamweaver to WordPress is that I wanted to spend more time developing content skills and creating content and less time on the technical side of creating websites.

I’m still holding out hope that Captivate will allow me to do that for authoring e-Learning modules. But if Charm doesn’t live up to the hype then I will just find another authoring tool.

What you suggest is certainly possible. It just depends on where you want to spend your time.

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2022-02-01 20:30:02
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I owe something to Captivate. I’m kind of intermediate front end developer at the moment, and that’s because two years ago I got interested in Captivate’s javascript window. I thought “just a bit of js only for Capitvate projects”. But then I got drawn in into the subject and learnt CSS, basic javascript, ES6, basics of React, Bulma famework, Green Sock animation library, and I did Python crash course.  I’m now learning Typescript. And it all is happening at my age (I’m 53). What keeps me motivating, is that programming is an excellent brain excercise. Better than sudoku or crosswords. Even a relatively simple project gives you a lot of opportunities to think.

And there is “javaScript club here” whith guys such as Greg Stager who teaches js in the context of Captivate. But I’m sure he has a vaster knowlede of this subject.

 

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2022-02-10 17:55:33
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Hi Piotr, I’m in a similar circumstance as you (same age even), and we are gravitating toward making an elearning framework in HTML/JS rather than continue to rely on authoring tools. I was tasked last November with evaluating whether Project Charm would change the calculus on that, but with development deadlines looming, this delay is kind of forcing our hand a bit.

Like you I started by getting interested in the javaScript window in Captivate to speed up development on some more tedious things. Once I learned how to include external js files without post-publication mods and how to access things like the cp.D object and cpAPI functions, all bets were off. By now we’ve pretty much mangled Captivate beyond all recognition, and if we can’t see the new version soon, there’s a chance it will have outlived its usefulness. I’m ambivalent about the possibility: Captivate and I have had some great times over the years.

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2022-05-03 15:40:19
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Great to see all of the Captivate-JavaScript developers here! My story is very similar to Piotr and ChrisW; learning JavaScript has allowed me to say ‘yes I can’ when it comes to developing interactions/games in Captivate that wouldn’t be possible without a little (or a lot) of code. I’ve been waiting to see what the new version of Captivate brings in terms of interactions and such (that currently require JavaScript), or if the new version makes it easier (or more complicated) to import web objects, which is the main way I incorporate game-style interactions in my modules. I’m super surprised not to hear anything by now. I mean, it’s May…

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2022-05-09 22:26:04
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Any suggestions on where to begin with learning JavaScript?

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2022-05-10 12:54:55
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W3Schools is a great – and free – place to learn JavaScript basics. And Greg Stager has shared how to incorporate code with Captivate (I don’t have a link but if you search for him you’ll find it).

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2022-02-01 05:29:04
2022-02-01 05:29:04

I think Adobe should definitely keep us informed on the delay. I mean it has been about 4 months now since the reveal. They really should update us on what’s causing the delay or at least a new timeline to look forward to. For those who are eagerly waiting, I think every day it’ll add only more and more frustration.

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Actually it’s been over 3 years since the initial reveal.

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2022-02-02 19:04:58
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Impatiently waiting here!  We need an update of some kind.  “We are getting really close”, “It will be another month”, “We have no idea”.  Something.  I am going to have to pull the trigger on another platform if it doesn’t happen soon.

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2022-01-31 16:02:21
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Definition: “hope springs eternal

phrase of hope

  1. proverb
    it is human nature always to find fresh cause for optimism.

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2022-01-31 20:00:50
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They mentioned “mystical egg”. Does it suggest Easter?

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2022-01-31 23:37:29
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Piotr…

I’m not sure about “mystical eggs” but it’s probably best to keep in mind that not all eggs are fertile and therefore do not “hatch”.

This is ESPECIALLY true with Easter eggs : )

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2022-02-01 14:14:56
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Don’t waste your time writing comments about the release delay here. It’s so vain. Just thinking loudly.

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2022-02-01 14:22:08
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Sure, it is. But it’s like chatting on a railway platform, waiting for a delayed train.

 

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2022-02-01 15:40:32
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Piotr…

That’s the perfect picture : )

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2022-02-01 15:53:02
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(first response was deleted so I am re-posting).

Personally I am OK with vain.

And as a fully grown and functioning adult I don’t need anyone telling me what I should or shouldn’t be doing. I can figure that out myself.

Just saying.

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2022-01-24 15:41:16
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Hope this is the week!

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2022-01-27 22:16:43
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Maybe next week. lol

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2022-01-27 23:24:53
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Sometime before Christmas.

Of 3011.

Or 12.

Maybe.

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2022-01-20 20:10:45
2022-01-20 20:10:45

Anyone hearing news about the Charm Beta program launching soon?

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2022-01-20 21:11:19
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Nope. Coming up on two months late now. Hope to get a message through to Pooja to get an update loaded. The one above there was posted on Dec 2 or so.

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2022-01-31 19:58:30
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I wish they announced some news. Even bad news, such as “delayed for half a year”. Then, at least, you know what to expect.

 

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Hopefully this beta comes out soon. Would be great to see it in action. Looking forward to playing around a bit.

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I’ve been using Captivate for many years now.  Two things I’d love to see:   1) in VR have the ability to zoom in and
out of 360 image background and/or popup.  Without this feature I can’t use the VR even though I have 3200
360-images that I’d love to link in Charm. 360 video as well.  2) I’d like to be able to link each word in a paragraph
of a foreign language text to a pop-up (for translation information) and audio pronunciation in an easy manner.
Thanks.  Looking forward to seeing what you all are coming up with in this new version.

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I have used Captivate since the RoboDemo days (before it was Captivate). Since 2014, I’ve been working mostly on a Mac at work and both Mac and Windows at home. Over the last few years, however, particularly with the Mac version, it has become more difficult to convince people to use Captivate because of the constant war of updates between Mac OS and Captivate, which leaves teams of developers stuck with a product that simply won’t function without heroics. There is a concerted effort to move everything to Storyline 360 (and Rise 360 when appropriate). I think Project Charm may be the last opportunity Adobe has to save Captivate but in my world, it may be too late. Based on the very little I have seen, Charm could be a real winner but only if it shows up relatively soon.

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Steve…

Unless Captivate Charm truly “charms” me, I will be looking at switching to Articulate Storyline in the near future. Loyalty to a product only goes so far.

For some reason it seems Adobe has not taken Captivate as seriously as it does it’s other core products and that is truly unfortunate. Again, I could be wrong about this, but it seems most of the attention in the Adobe’s education lane has gone to the Adobe Captivate Prime LMS subscription based product and not the Captivate authoring tool.

I am willing to stand corrected about this if someone at Adobe wanted to respond to this theory.

But as you say Charm may turn out to be a real winner and therefore worth the wait (sort of).

However as I said in my very first post in this forum, I am not going to hold my breath for that. I got tired of doing that a few years ago.

Just saying.

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Craig, We have already made the move to subscribe to Articulate. We still use Captivate and a lot of the Adobe Creative Suite of products so we will be ready when the new Captivate arrives. I’m very disappointed in Adobe but I’ll still give them a chance to redeem themselves with a super product.

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Steve…

The thing that probably bugs me the most is wondering why should I be spending a lot of time learning how to do really cool things with the current version of Captivate and the tools it provides when I’ve no idea what tool-set will be available in the new version of Captivate.

I mean the reality is I could spend a lot of time learning some new coding to make something work in the current version of Captivate that might turn out to be totally useless in the new version. Why would I want to waste my time that way?

I am certified in Captivate Specialist and should probably be certified for waiting for the new version to launch (if it ever does). So for now I am just going slow and working more on content concepts and production in other Adobe products (Photoshop; Premiere Pro; Audition) then on actual tools in Captivate.

At least that way if I do eventually switch to Articulate, I will have spent my time “wisely” : )

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(This post was meant to be a response to  David’s response to my last post. I re-posted my response there. Sorry about that).

 

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My suggestion take a look at Storyline 360 / Rise – if Captivate now Charm is going to compete with it they probably are using a lot of the interface design ideas from Storyline / Rise — at least the preview in September sure pointed to that.

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David…

Is it actually going to be called Adobe Charm?

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With Adobe you never know! Captivate was not their choice in the first place – it was a Macromedia name given to replace RoboDemo when they bought it out from eHelp corp. Adobe rebranded Macromeda Breeze when they bought out Macromedia to be Adobe Connect – so hey!

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I didn’t know that about the original Captivate name. Thanks for the insight!!!

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So here’s a question for you David.

What if they did change Adobe Captivate to Adobe Charm, what would they then do with Adobe Captivate Prime? Would they change that name to Adobe Charm Prime?

Or would these become two distinct products?

 

 

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Hey Craig.

Adobe Captivate Prime is an LMS, not an authoring tool. Adobe Captivate is a course authoring tool. I think the marketing guys did create some confusion when they named the LMS Adobe Captivate Prime back 4 years ago or so.

Adobe used names like Photoshop Elements or Premiere Elements for stripped down consumer versions of that software.

I can tell you that when Captivate Prime was first announced, I would get calls from some senior LD VP’s and Managers asking for training in Captivate Prime thinking it was the complete tool like in “primary” and Captivate the stripped-down version. I had one case where the request was for 20 people for Prime. She was more than happy that I was able to set it straight for her.

You have to be careful what you name something because it sticks.

 

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Hey David…

I have never used Captivate Prime but I did know it was an LMS.

However I also thought it was a “turn key” system where the subscriber not only had the LMS available but was also provided “authoring” tools to craft content as well. I thought those authoring tools would be related to Captivate tools (can’t imagine why I thought that : )

I’ll need to explore this more.

 

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I’m wondering if Adobe is having the same staffing problems that other companies are having.  I applied to beta test Project Charm after Adobe eLearning World.  Instead I got an invite to beta test Project Aspen which is apparently something geared towards marketing – nothing to do with eLearning.  I have tried unsuccessfully to reach someone at Adobe to ask about this but as we have a corporate subscription I can’t go directly to Adobe unless I have an email.  There is an Adobe employee who emails me every few months to see if I’m interested in subscribing to Adobe Captivate (sigh) and when I respond to him, he never replies back.  I am guessing he is just checking off a list – sent “X” emails out.  It’s disappointing, but I’m still holding out hope to get to beta test this amazing update.

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Marketing rarely talks to the dev teams and dev teams rarely talk to IDs Whoever emails you regularly is probably just sending out an automated email campaign. A lot of those email addresses from which marketing materials are sent are no reply/not monitored so it is entirely possible that you are sending your email into an oubliette.

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I had an Adobe representative reach out to me via e-mail saying they wanted to chat so I set up a phone appointment with them. They never showed. And they never let me know they weren’t going to show. They wanted to reschedule but I wasn’t interested in being on the wrong end of a no-show again.

But a similar thing happened when I was approached to be a Beta tester for the “new” Captivate (don’t think it was called Charm then) in 2019 when I was certified for Captivate in Las Vegas. I followed up with the person multiple times and no response.

Did I mention I love Adobe products : )

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It is an actual person’s work email, but I think you’re right. It might be using a service to send it out.  One thing is for sure, no one seems to be monitoring response to those emails.  I wonder if I said I was interested in subscribing to Captivate if that would generate a response to my response

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Hey Cheryl:

I have been associated with Adobe for over 25 years and in my relationship with them as an Adobe Certified Training Provider – I have seen them go from a friendly partner with a  supportive team to a publicly-traded software company focused on quantity at the expense of quality – would not surprise me that they are using a spam service!

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Hey Greg…

They actually showcased and announced this release years ago. Again, I think Captivate has taken a back-seat to Captivate Prime since Prime seems to be where the real money is (in classroom subscriptions). I could be wrong about that but Captivate Prime sure seems to have received all sorts of attention (and updates) over the last 3 years.

If Captivate wasn’t an Adobe product and attached so seamlessly to all the other AMAZING Adobe products (Photoshop; Illustrator; Premiere Pro; etc.) I would have switched to Articulate Storyline years ago. However I am a huge Adobe fan because of the depth quality of all their other products, so I will stick with Captivate regardless the lack of attention it is getting.

It seems that Adobe Captivate is the child in the Adobe family of products that is being left behind. It is being ignored. And that’s too bad since the product, like all children, has a lot of potential.

Just saying : )

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Yeah. Pooja showed off the initial Project Charm demo for us at the office when she visited in 2019. I’ve been working with the software since it was Robodemo 4 and was extending it then, making it do things that Macromedia said it would not. Articulate has a lot of problems with it when working in a highly-regulated environment, not the least of which is their silly way of handling licensing that interferes with regular management at the enterprise level. At least they added teams functionality after I complained about them trying to tell us that per their EULA, the person assigned the license owns it, not the corporate and legal entity that bought it and they agreed to reset the licenses when we had turnover.

I would not be surprised to find out that Adobe is trying to steal a march on the competition and added a feature that required they pull back and do additional testing before releasing the beta. That said, I would very much prefer to see development more like they’ve done with XD, Character Animator etc. Character Animator just added two major pieces and instead of waiting until a whole version was ready, they created beta builds adding each one when it was ready and had people kick the tires. I don’t mind that with a subscription-based product. And maybe that is why the change on Feb 15 to only subscription for Captivate/Charm.

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Greg…

It sounds like you’ve been in the game a while.

One other thing I don’t understand is why Adobe would continue to push the Captivate Certification for Captivate 2019 when the program is going though what appears to be a major update. I mean all the people who spent the time learning 2019 (and spent up to $750) are going to have to learn a whole new program once the 2022 version is released.

All those individuals who were certified in 2021 (including at the Adobe Education Summit) will be Certified for the 2019 version of Captivate and not the 2022 version. And my guess is (having been a consultant for over 30 years) that probably won’t play well with clients who want to hire someone certified in the latest Captivate version (and I can’t imagine Adobe is going to continue to call it Captivate 2019).

In my (humble) opinion, if Adobe wanted to do the right thing they would provide additional training of Project Charm (free of cost) to all those individuals who were certified in Adobe Captivate 2019 in 2021 (this last year), and then “update” their 2019 Certifications to 2022 Certifications.

Just saying : )

And yes, I plan to get certified in Captivate 2022 once certification is available.

 

 

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Craig, I think you raise a wonderful point. I have been an Adobe Certified Instructor since 1995 and from what I see with the ACI, ACE Program, most companies purchasing training don’t seem to care about the instructors being certified, and Adobe certainly appears not to be putting any effort into the program nor have they for at least the last 10 years.

The Captivate certification reminds me of what Microsoft did back in the  mid ’90s with the M.C.E. program – by 2000 everyone was an MCE.

Today, I see most employers use assessment tools to evaluate consultants and prospective employees so not sure where the Certificate fits in anymore. Portfolios normally do the talking in most evaluations and interviews.

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Hey David…

I tried to post my response to your response here, but this forum was having no part of it and posted it as a new post.

You have to love technology : )

Thanks for your response.

Craig…

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David…

Good points all.

And I agree with your assessment tool comments. Assessment tools are designed to assess what a person actually knows rather than just their certification. But to me the best possible scenario is a combination of the two; have actual knowledge of the product AND have a certification that reflects the knowledge.

Actual knowledge is the most important asset a consultant or employee can have. However, a credential does show an employer a person was willing to put in the time to achieve the credential which can help an employer screen potential applicants for a job or a consulting gig (and you have to admit the Adobe Captivate Certification does look kind of cool framed and hanging on the wall : )

As a way to achieve both, Adobe might consider creating a subscription-based online learning center to provide ongoing and current materials to learn Adobe Captivate, and to provide certification for that learning.

This could be an online subscription service similar to LinkedIn Learning or Creative Live which both provide ongoing learning (and sort-of certifications) for a number of software products. Coursera.org  also provides training and certifications as well.

By creating this type of subscription-based learning center, Adobe would be providing learners the opportunity to learn Captivate skills AND have their Captivate certification continually updated as they were tested (assessed) and certified in the new skills they had acquired.

This would be in contrast to the current Adobe Captivate Certification Program where a learner pays $750 to get some video training and then goes to a one-day training and certifying session.

And even though the learner does get certified in Adobe Captivate, the knowledge and skills they get from this process are not continually updated. Nor is the certification. This one-day certification process also means that at some point the certification only reflect the skills and knowledge a person had when they were certified. And that may have been years earlier.

Having a MEd in Learning Design and Technologies I do have some background in what I am suggesting. I have little doubt that learners would get much more value (and knowledge) from an online and ongoing learning Adobe Captivate learning center than they would from a one day crash course which does not provide either additional ongoing training, or a certification that would reflect any ongoing training.

Ongoing training is essential for learners. If there is no current and ongoing professionally created content for learners on how to use a specific Captivate function, or how to solve a problem in Captivate, or perhaps even how to use Captivate in a creative way, then learners are not going to be able to effectively improve their Captivate skills.

The money Adobe could generate from an online subscription based learning center could be used to pay for the ongoing creation of new, and professional learning content and perhaps for some online guides who could help learners with their questions.

LinkedIn Learning currently charges $25 per month for their subscription service. Coursera charges $40 per month. Adobe could certainly charge as much considering that the $750 people are currently paying to be Captivate Certified could pay for years of subscription fees.

Again, this would seem to be a much more effective way to provides learners with both the “knowledge and skills” they need AND a certification that actually represented the knowledge and skills they currently had.

This process would provide a much more productive learning experience for those individuals who want to use Adobe Captivate as an authoring tool for their own projects, or to have the best skill-set possible as an employee or consultant.

Shelling out $750 for a one-day certification seminar that doesn’t provide ongoing content and training is not the most productive path for a best learner outcome.

This is something that has bothered me for a while (actually since I was certified in 2019 and have been looking for ongoing and professionally created Captivate content), and has especially bothered me knowing that in 2021 people were paying for a 2019 Captivate Certification while Adobe was in the process of launching a major update to Captivate.

I mean if the Captivate update is as significant as it is being advertised, then how much of what people learned in their certifications this last year will still apply to the new product? And if their certification says “Certified Adobe Captivate 2019 Specialist” then does even the title of their certification become “old” once Adobe Captivate 2022 is launched?

I don’t know the answers to these questions, but if I had paid for Adobe Captivate Certification in 2021 I would want to know.

That is why I suggested in an earlier post that if the new release of Captivate is radically different then the Captivate individuals were trained on for their certifications in 2021 (i.e. the 2019 version), then I think Adobe should offer additional training for those individuals who purchased the 2019 training in 2021, and that their certifications should be updated to the next version of Captivate (whatever they decide to call it).

Having said that, an online subscription-based Captivate learning center would eliminate these kinds of issues since a learners “knowledge and skills” could continually be updated with the new content being provided. And a “certification” of a learners knowledge and their skills could also always be current which would benefit both the person who was Captivate Certified and the person or organization who was looking to hire someone who was Captivate Certified.

And that would be the best “learner outcome” one could strive for.

Just saying.

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Perhaps important for all the rolling discussions here particularly about the Captivate Certification programme in the light of the upcoming new charming version might be this announcement from the Captivate Team from yesterday:

Adobe Captivate certification program is back!

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Thanks for the link Kdmemory…

This post seems to answer a few questions:

  1. Individuals who take (new) training will be given complimentary training to the new release. That is very cool but it doesn’t address those individuals who were certified in 2021 (if there was certification going on in 2021).
  2. It seems the new name of the release is “Adobe Captivate Project Charm” since that is how they are referring to it in the release.

 

What I find REALLY interesting are the two statements “because the next version of the authoring tool is set to release in 2022” and “Adobe Captivate Project Charm and certification exam once it is released later in 2022.”

Set to release in 2022? Once (the certification exam) is release later in 2022?

I guess the good news is that Adobe IS serious about releasing the next version of Captivate sometime in 2022 (unlike previous years). But the unanswered question is still “when” in 2022? Is it still January?

The launch date for this update could have made a pretty good office “betting pool.”

Just saying : )

 

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Any update on when the release date will be?

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Still nothing but crickets. I think that Paul Wilson said he expected it by the end of the month but that is more of an educated guess than actual knowledge. It was supposed to be in November. I want them to get it right but sheesh, should not have announced an open beta in September if they were not really close. 4 months is not really close.

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Hey Greg…

It takes the 4.5 years for the deep-sea octopus to hatch their eggs. Perhaps Adobe can change the name of the project from Project Charm to Project Deep-Sea Octopus.

Just saying : )

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Indeed, Craig. Well, we can hope for early next year.

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Communication is one of the things I really like about Articulate – Adobe not so much!

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I agree David!  I have only used Articulate for a couple of projects but I have co-workers who have used it for a few years.  They actually found a bug one day and reached out to Articulate.  They responded the same day and put out a new version with the bug fix a couple days later.  That is the definition of customer service.

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2021-12-23 13:04:50
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We are interested in the beta too, developing courses for children in Austria to help them in finance and money.

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2021-12-22 21:45:01
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Hey Captivate Team. Eggs hatch faster than this.

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Any news out there as to when the Beta program will start?

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Nothing as yet. I don’t imagine that it will happen during the holidays so we are likely looking into next year before we will see it. That’s unfortunate and I suspect it will push the release date out at least two months for the production version. I was hoping to have it sooner rather than later but I guess it won’t happen that way.

If it was not imminently going to be in beta, it really should not have been announced at Max. It is becoming more and more obvious that Adobe was not ready to pull the trigger on it. I hope that that is because they are making it great and taking time to do so. I’m not entirely confident of this but I am hoping so.

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So will Adobe Charm run via the cloud or will it continue to be desktop based? I like that this will help us create more robust quiz options. Very much looking forward to the beta. I’ve been a user since the Robo Demo Days (2001), in fact I used to program Adobe Director via Lingo….if that tells you how long I’ve been doing this.

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The demo video showed a macOS desktop interface very similar to XD.

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I was Captivate Certified in 2019 and they were promising the new release then. The teased Charm update – like all Adobe products – looks pretty good and I am looking forward to it.

However I stopped holding my breath waiting for it last year : )

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Any news yet regarding Project Charm?

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Not seeing anything. So I guess the November 2021 release that was previously posted on this article was not the case. I see that it has been removed. It would be nice to know when this is going to happen so I can schedule some time for it.

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We’re running out of November in which to release the beta. Any news on a date yet?

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I suspect this timing is going to slip. Not even announcing the day in the month when it was expected to launch.

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November 33rd and counting….

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I assume they will be testing them out for bugs (but then that is what beta version are for anyway). What I am hoping for though its for it be part of the Creative Cloud (for any new updates). I am glad the features are easy to use without the hassle of actions as I am vey content and design driven when doing my work.

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2021-11-23 16:41:02
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Is it possible to register as beta tester anywhere?
I’m very excited already.
best regards from Munich
Ronny

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2021-11-15 13:26:31
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Typical Adobe.  They keep us waiting for two years for an update and then tease us with the beta and then go silent.  If someone from Adobe reads this then you guys need to give more information to us.  What date will this be released?  Is it available to anyone since it is called a public beta.  Come on Adobe.  Step up your customer service please.

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They teased the same beta in 2019 when I was Captivate Certified. I was even asked if I would be interested in being a beta tester (I’ve been in the software industry for over 25 years and was a Windows 95 beta tester (YIKES!!!). However, after the training when I reached out to the person who asked me, I received no response to multiple e-mails.

As I said in a different post, my guess is that Captivate Prime is getting all the attention since that’s where the money is. The lack of a major update for Captivate in over three (3) years should be embarrassing for Adobe but apparently it is not. Otherwise they would have updated it.

Just saying.

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2021-11-15 13:24:41
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do we have any information about the release of the beta version please?

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2021-11-14 02:03:30
2021-11-14 02:03:30

Looks amazing looking forward to test it!

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2021-11-10 16:15:38
2021-11-10 16:15:38

Posting here to keep up to date on this.

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2021-11-08 08:18:29
2021-11-08 08:18:29

I am excited for the new release of Adobe Project Charm. Do we have a date for the release yet?

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2021-11-04 13:47:28
2021-11-04 13:47:28

How do I get access to the public beta?

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2021-11-05 11:04:47
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Hi Sheri, there is currently no way to request access to the public beta. I looked all over Adobe web. There was a button REGISTER (Request access to Adobe Captivate Public Beta) during the Adobe eLearning World 2021 event, but this has been closed after the event had passed. See what Stagprime wrote in the Captivate Support Community.

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2021-11-04 10:34:14
2021-11-04 10:34:14

Watching the part about Creating a responsive project, it looks like there are no Fluid boxes anymore. It looks to me like a modernised version of the Breakpoints Mode. Is that the case?

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2021-11-02 15:57:37
2021-11-02 15:57:37

Any updates on when we can expect to hear if we were selected for the Beta? I have a new project starting soon that I would love to build solely in Charm!

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2021-10-28 21:28:30
2021-10-28 21:28:30

Looking forward to more information about the public beta.

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2021-10-26 09:32:47
2021-10-26 09:32:47

GREAT! I’m really looking forward to the release!

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2021-10-21 17:22:46
2021-10-21 17:22:46

Will this allow for javascript snippet additions as it does now? Will the js editor be better?

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2021-10-20 18:05:27
2021-10-20 18:05:27

Looks interesting, is it an update to Captivate 2019 or a separate solution or add-on to Captivate? (I couldn’t play the video and I apologize if the question is answered there).

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2021-10-19 13:14:07
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I’d be interested to know if the captions will actually be text now instead of images of text.  The way Captivate presents captions and text areas now to screenreaders is rather clunky.  All text is announced as an image since Captivate is using alt-text as a means to provide the text to the end user.

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2021-10-27 19:02:09
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It sure seems that text will be TEXT!   We build all our courses with accessibility in mind. This will make a huge difference for everything.

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2021-12-01 07:43:14
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I agree. Working with text was one of the weakest Captivate’s points. If this feature is improved, it may be a game changer.

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2021-10-13 19:04:29
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I’m interested to see what the accessibility options are for Project Charm. For some things in Captivate (like quiz or knowledge check questions), you had to create your own because no out-of-the-box template was accessible or adhered to Section 508. I would prefer to not have to jump through hoops this time around.

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2021-10-27 19:03:23
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Totally agree with you on this.  We need this tool to build truly 508 compliant courses!

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2021-10-13 16:58:33
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Looking forward to test drive.

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2021-10-13 10:33:32
2021-10-13 10:33:32

Looks simplied yet better. Excited to know more about other functionalities!

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2021-10-12 17:31:23
2021-10-12 17:31:23

Exciting new!! I can’t wait to try Project Charm

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2021-10-12 16:50:47
2021-10-12 16:50:47

I really like the refresh – Please make this a web-based capability!

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2021-10-12 16:33:49
2021-10-12 16:33:49

How do you get to preview the beta? I am in the middle of a large eLearning project with Captivate 2019 and would like to do a module in “Charm” for comparison sake.

Congrats on all the improvements. Automating the tedious and repetitive tasks in Captivate is a good idea. I have created 500+ slides for this project so far, very few from PowerPoint, and some of the activities could be automated. Looking forward to seeing the changes. Very exciting!

Rick Bauer, University of Denver (eLearning Designer, Instructor)

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2021-10-13 10:11:22
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Hi Rick, the beta version will be released for public access next month.

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2021-11-18 16:43:29
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  1. Well it’s next month now. Any updates?
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2021-12-03 15:58:20
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Crickets chirping.

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