The 'All New Captivate', version 12 has been released just over a month ago.
It lives along Captivate Classic because it has not all the features which are expected in a full-blown authoring tool. Main limitation is that you can only create responsive projects. As a long-time user of Captivate I know that this implicates a lot of prohibited workflows which are possible in a non-responsive project.
To test the differences in workflow and possible bugs/lacking features I want to recreate a responsive project in the new version. The project which you'll be able to see here, was created with Fluid Boxes and based on a Quick Start Project 'Rhapsody' for the design aspect.
'Crunch Numbers' test project
Play with the project on any device, using this link. You can also view the embedded one below, but on mobile devices you better use the link.
The topic is simple, and suited for playing on small mobile devices. There are some references to previous blog posts, but they used a non-responsive project. I focused on multistate objects because I know already that they are easier to use in the new Captivate release than in Classic Captivate.
I plan to document each of the steps of the test process in another blog with limited access. Although my primary focus will be on recreation of the interactivities in the project, I will also spend time on the design features. Here is a non-restrictive first list of steps:
- Preparation: setup of Preferences and Theme.
- Recreating simple content slides using the slide templates and blocks
- Eventually use of slides from Quick Start Projects.
- Setup Multistate objects
- Use of audio.
- Animations tool
- Defining user variables
- Replacing Shared actions by Interaction tool (and Copy/Paste)
- Replacing Advanced actions by Interaction tool (and Copy/Paste)
Steps in Bold are for me the primary goal.
After the process I will post a link to the result in this blog.
As mentioned the new blog will not be public. If you are interested in following my test steps and conclusions, you'll need to contact me either:
- by sending me a mail with your credentials to email@example.com
- by adding a comment here, but I need your name and mail address
- by filling in the form under the Contact button on my website.
You may get an invitation. It will be a limited group and I expect some engagement/reactions on the private blog.