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Adding images


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Up and Running with Captivate 6

with David Rivers

Video: Adding images

Well, they say a picture is worth a thousand words, and I don't know about you, but I'd rather look at a nice picture than read a thousand words, especially in a Captivate project. So we are going to talk about ways to get imagery into your project now. For example, you might want to add an image to a single slide, or to every slide using a certain layout. Let's cover both scenarios as we continue to work with our Volunteer Orientation project. Let's just scroll all the way down to the bottom here, so that we're looking at the last slide, which is our Quiz slide.
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  1. 6m 51s
    1. Welcome
      45s
    2. Using the exercise files
      36s
    3. Viewing the finished project
      5m 30s
  2. 29m 57s
    1. What is Captivate 6?
      2m 0s
    2. eLearning basics
      4m 26s
    3. What's new in Captivate 6?
      4m 14s
    4. Touring the interface
      8m 19s
    5. Choosing an appropriate workspace
      3m 4s
    6. Setting up global preferences
      7m 54s
  3. 48m 19s
    1. Creating a project from scratch
      4m 1s
    2. Creating visual interest with themes
      3m 21s
    3. Creating a project from PowerPoint
      4m 32s
    4. Adding text
      6m 50s
    5. Editing the master slide
      3m 43s
    6. Adding shapes
      8m 40s
    7. Adding images
      6m 46s
    8. Using hyperlinks
      6m 45s
    9. Testing and editing hyperlinks
      3m 41s
  4. 32m 14s
    1. Importing from PowerPoint presentations
      3m 26s
    2. Importing Photoshop files
      5m 52s
    3. Inserting animations
      6m 42s
    4. Using widgets
      6m 3s
    5. Inserting interactive elements
      5m 43s
    6. Using built-in actors
      4m 28s
  5. 45m 55s
    1. Adding background audio
      6m 35s
    2. Using voice-overs
      4m 48s
    3. Adding video to a slide
      7m 33s
    4. Synchronizing video
      7m 48s
    5. Creating closed captions
      9m 5s
    6. Preparing a software simulation
      3m 29s
    7. Recording a software simulation
      6m 37s
  6. 39m 20s
    1. eLearning assessment basics
      2m 14s
    2. Setting up a quiz
      8m 48s
    3. Using different question types
      12m 22s
    4. Using remediation
      5m 4s
    5. Exploring partial and negative scoring
      4m 29s
    6. Working with a pretest
      6m 23s
  7. 26m 33s
    1. Preparing a project to publish
      5m 41s
    2. Publishing your project
      9m 0s
    3. Publishing eLearning content in HTML5
      4m 38s
    4. Publishing to YouTube
      2m 58s
    5. Reporting to a learning management system (LMS)
      4m 16s
  8. 26s
    1. Goodbye
      26s

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Up and Running with Captivate 6
3h 49m Beginner Sep 26, 2012

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Adobe Captivate is a program used to create interactive eLearning content and provide custom online training to employees or clients. In this course, author David Rivers walks through the Captivate 6 interface and the process of building an eLearning project from start to finish.

The course shows how to make a presentation from scratch or with built-in themes, import Photoshop images and PowerPoint slides, and add interest with animation, widgets, and video. It also demonstrates how to prepare for and record a software simulation, synchronize video, add audio, and build quizzes into your project.

Topics include:
  • What is eLearning?
  • Choosing a workspace
  • Adding text, shapes, and images to projects
  • Linking in Captivate
  • Inserting interactive elements
  • Using built-in actors
  • Adding voiceover to projects
  • Using different question types on quizzes
  • Scoring tests and quizzes
Subjects:
Elearning Education
Software:
Captivate
Author:
David Rivers

Adding images

Well, they say a picture is worth a thousand words, and I don't know about you, but I'd rather look at a nice picture than read a thousand words, especially in a Captivate project. So we are going to talk about ways to get imagery into your project now. For example, you might want to add an image to a single slide, or to every slide using a certain layout. Let's cover both scenarios as we continue to work with our Volunteer Orientation project. Let's just scroll all the way down to the bottom here, so that we're looking at the last slide, which is our Quiz slide.

We will select it, and right now, you can see it's quite bland. This one uses the Introduction layout, and if we wanted to add an image to this slide, we'd simply go to the Insert menu, and find it. But if we wanted to add the image to every slide of this layout, then we would make the changes to the Master. That's what we are going to do. With Master Slide selected down here, we are going to go to the Introduction slide Master, and select it. That way, any changes we make will only affect slides using this layout; not every single slide.

So now we're seeing placeholder text instead of our actual text, and we are going to insert our image. Let's go to the Insert menu, we'll go down to Image, and select it there. Now, you can browse to the Chapter2 folder of your Exercise Files, where you'll find a couple of images are selectable here from our list of files, and these are image files. Looking down below, you can see it's actually going to allow us to find many different formats for image files, like JPEGs, GIFs, BMP, or bitmap; you can see the WMF format, and there's PNG, and PIC.

If we click this dropdown, we could search for a specific file format by selecting it here, but with all of them selected, we will see every different type of image file, regardless of its format. Let's go for the SAMOCA_logo. It's a PNG file; we'll click Open. What we get is the original image file, in its original size, placed right in the middle of our slide. Now it's time to make a few adjustments. First of all, let's resize it. We will go to the bottom left-hand corner handle, and when you see the double diagonal arrow, it means you can start clicking and dragging. But wait a sec; if you want to maintain aspect ratio -- that is the dimensions of your logo -- hold down the Shift key first, then start clicking and dragging.

It will always be proportional; just a different size. We will bring it down a little bit, and release the mouse button first, then your Shift key. Now let's place it by going right into the middle, clicking, and dragging it up to the top right corner. Now, you'll notice that in behind, our actual placeholder text could run into the logo if we were to type something that long in there. So let's click the actual placeholder for our title, and it's now selected with handles. We will go to the right-hand side in the middle with the double-arrow; click and drag that in, so it's not touching our logo.

Same thing for our subtitle; we'll click it, go to the right-hand side, and drag that middle handle over, so it doesn't interfere with our logo. Now, this is going to affect every single slide that currently exists in our project using the Introduction layout, as well as any future slides. It looks pretty good. So let's go back to the bottom here of the Filmstrip, and click our Quiz slide, where we will see those updated changes. That looks better. Now of course, if we wanted to add something to an individual slide, we can do that as well.

Let's add a new slide first. Let's go up to the Insert menu. Next, we'll go down to Insert Slide from, over, and across, and select Blank. So the Blank slide; we can now insert an image on this individual slide without affecting all of our blank slides by simply going to the Insert menu, going to Image, and clicking there. And this time, we'll put in the one labeled SAMOCA_logo_lines. Select it, click Open, and the same thing happens.

We are going to see the original size image. It's a little bit too big for our stage. You can see the handles just barely. Let's just click in the middle here, and drag it over to the left a little bit, so we can see those handles, and let's resize it. I am going to go to the top right corner with the double diagonal. Again, I want to maintain aspect ratio, so I am going to hold down the Shift key, and then just click in, and down a little bit. So I think I am pretty close to the size I want here. I am going to now go into the middle, and just click and drag this upwards. Let's bring it up, and you can see it still doesn't quite fit.

I am going to go almost to the top of that dark gray shading at the top, and let go. I still need to bring it in. I am going to go the bottom right-hand corner this time, with the double diagonal, holding the Shift key again. I am going to click and drag inwards until it fits nicely on our slide right there. And release the mouse button first, then your Shift key, and then click anywhere in the background to see the end result. So that's only on that one individual slide. If we wanted all of our blank slides to have this, we would simply add it to the Master. But just keep in mind, with our particular project, all of the slides that we brought in from PowerPoint automatically use the blank slide.

And as you can see, if we go to one of those slides, it already has that logo at the top with the line, so we wouldn't want to duplicate that. So that's why we choose whether or not we're going to insert something on a Master, or something on an individual slide. Once we have done that, there are some adjustments that can be made. So let's go to our Introduction Master, and select it. Select the image, and take a look at the Properties. There are lots that can be done. For example, if there's a color here in the logo that we want to make transparent -- and in fact, the white would be good, in case something did go in behind it -- we could, right here in the Image section, select the color that's going to be transparent, and all we have to do is click the dropdown to select a color, or if you're not sure of the shade of color, go to the little eyedropper, or pick Color tool, and then just click on the color in the image that you want to make transparent.

Now you will be able to see through it if anything goes in behind there. Other things we can do, and it doesn't really apply to an image like this, but look at the brightness, sharpness, contrast, etcetera. If you're working with images, for example, that are photos, these are great tools to have. You can do editing right from within Captivate, and get that image to look exactly how you need it. You can turn it into a black and white, or grayscale. We will deselect that. You can flip them horizontally and vertically from here, even rotate, and crop; all the tools you need at your fingertips.

Let's go back to our Filmstrip. That's how we get images into our slides and slide masters here in Captivate.

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