Publishing a Captivate project

So far, you have been working with .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 project means converting (the proper word is compiling) the .cptx file into a format that can be easily deployed on a web server (or on an LMS), downloaded, and viewed by the students.

HTML5 and Flash are the two primary formats in which to publish your projects. The ...

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