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How to do basic audio editing in Captivate?

Adobe Captivate has audio editing functions for audio files within the Captivate file’s library: insert silence; cut, copy, paste, or delete an audio segment; and adjust the volume of an audio segment or the entire audio file.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 29 Aug 2020 under Tools

Captivate edit audio topic icon: a speaker emitting wave with CP inside.

Formatting cell data in spreadsheet part V: fractions

You can format numbers in Calc, Sheets, and Excel as a fraction but it’s usually not the default. In most cases, you need to enter a decimal number, and then format it as a fraction using a Format code made of hashes and a slash.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 22 Aug 2020 under Tools

a sliced cake representing fraction

Formatting cell data in spreadsheet part IV: percentage

Calc, Sheets, and Excel accepts a percentage value as numerical cell data. They are displayed as percentages in both the cell and the Formula bar, and mathematically processed like a decimal number where 100% is equal to one.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 19 Aug 2020 under Tools

Large green icon with percent sign

Point-and-click interaction in Captivate using shapes

In Adobe Captivate, a checkbox allows you to transform a shape into a button. This shape can function in exactly the same manner as buttons and click boxes, while you can still customize its appearance like any other shape.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 09 Jul 2020 under Tools

A circular button with Captivate CP logo on it. A mouse pointer hovers near but outside the circle on the upper right.

Point-and-click interaction in Captivate using click boxes

Click boxes provide a button-like interaction between the learners and the learning module without it being visible. You can overlay it on top of a static image to make it appear that the learner is clicking a part of that image.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 21 Jun 2020 under Tools

Logo of Adobe Captivate on gradient green background, with a white hand/glove similar to mouse pointer superimposed on it.

Point-and-click interaction in Captivate using buttons

Buttons provide a simple point-and-click interaction between the learners and the learning module. You can configure the appearance of the buttons including how they appear normally, when the mouse pointer hover on them, and when the learner click them.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 19 Jun 2020 under Tools

A close-up view of a keyboard, showing the green enter key replaced with a Captivate logo key. The other keys are white.

Formatting cell data in spreadsheet part III: decimal digits and thousand separators

Configure the decimal digit settings and thousand separator symbols in Calc, Excel, and Sheets using a combination of hash and zeroes in the custom number format.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 17 May 2020 under Tools

A very long number written along a spiral.

Formatting cell data in spreadsheet part II: number of digits

Part II of serial post about formatting cell data in spreadsheet programs Calc, Excel, and Sheets. This entry is about formatting numerical data to restrict the number of digits in both sides of the decimal separator leading to the occasional use of leading and trailing zeroes.

[ 2 Comments ] Posted by Greten on 25 Apr 2020 under Tools

an abacus, a useful representation of real numbers

Formatting cell data in spreadsheet software programs

Part I of serial post about formatting cell data in spreadsheet applications LibreOffice Calc, Microsoft Excel, and Google Sheets. This is the introduction part and also covers how to select cells to be formatted and how to open the Format Cells option window.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 29 Mar 2020 under Tools

Animation effects: how to animate objects in Adobe Captivate?

You can animate slide objects in Captivate. There are basic, emphasis, entrance, exit, and motion path animations. An object can also have two or more animations happening on different parts of the timeline or at the same time.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 07 Mar 2020 under Tools

Captivate logo inside a film.

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