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Mastering Adobe Captivate 7 by Damien Bruyndonckx

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Publishing a Captivate project

So far, you have been working on .cptx files, which is the default native file type of Captivate. The .cptx file format is great when creating and designing projects, but it has two major disadvantages:

  • It can become very large. Consequently, it is difficult for you to upload the file on a website and for the student to download and view it.
  • Opening a .cptx file requires Captivate to be installed on the computer system.

Publishing a Captivate movie is converting (the proper word is compiling) the .cptx file into a format that can be easily downloaded and viewed by the students.

The primary format to publish your projects is the .swf format. SWF (pronounced swif) stands for ShockWave Flash. It is the file format used ...

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