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Mastering Adobe Captivate 6 by Damien Bruyndonckx

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Publishing

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

  • It can become very large. Consequently, it is difficult for us 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 to a format that can be easily downloaded and viewed by our students.

The primary format to publish our projects is the .swf format. swf (pronounced swif) stands for ShockWave Flash. It is the file format used by the free Adobe Flash ...

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