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Collecting reviewer comments

From: Captivate 5 Essential Training

Video: Collecting reviewer comments

In the previous lesson we created some comments and then published them using the Captivate Reviewer. In this lesson we're going to see how we can bring those comments into Captivate and see them directly in our project's Timeline. Review the comments in the Comment panel. Under Window choose Comments. Because I sent this file for shared review I have some options along the bottom. The first thing that we need to do is to fetch the comments from the server. I do that by clicking Refresh Comments.

Collecting reviewer comments

In the previous lesson we created some comments and then published them using the Captivate Reviewer. In this lesson we're going to see how we can bring those comments into Captivate and see them directly in our project's Timeline. Review the comments in the Comment panel. Under Window choose Comments. Because I sent this file for shared review I have some options along the bottom. The first thing that we need to do is to fetch the comments from the server. I do that by clicking Refresh Comments.

I need to enter my Adobe ID to be able to go and get the comments. This is the Adobe ID of the person who initiated the review. I know that in this lesson both the reviewer and the person who initiated the review are the same person. In real life that won't be the case. Now my comments appear in my comment list. These of the comments that are coming from the other reviewer and I know their email address and I can see the comments directly.

If I select the comment, I get taken to it in the timeline. You can see that right here on the timeline. There is a dot and it highlights that comment. Let's choose a different comment. This takes me directly to the slide and the point in the timeline where the comment is. If I want to understand the context of the comment, all I've got to do is to drag my playhead to that point in the timeline. As I hit the comment, you can see that it will highlight and snap to the comment.

I'll make the timeline bigger, so that we can see that better. There my timeline has snapped to the comment. I could also have a conversation with these comments. Any review process is a workflow. It usually involves specific steps. A reviewer makes a comment. That comment goes to the person who created the content. That person may accept or reject the comment or perhaps another person such as an editor will do that.

That part of the workflow is also incorporated into Captivate. You can see that I have some buttons along the bottom that enable this type of behavior. As the editor I could accept this comment by clicking the Accept button here. I can also add an additional comment that goes along with that acceptance. That acceptance shows up as a reply to the comment. However, they'll also get the indication that the comment was accepted.

We'll reject this one. I select it and I'll reject it. It's on the screen too long already. Now that I've made some adjustments to the comment list, I'll save the comments back to the server. Remember as the person who's receiving the comments I won't have the authority to make any changes to those comments. Now that I've saved those comments let's go back to the Captivate Reviewer and we'll see what the result is there.

I'm now in the Captivate Reviewer and I'd like to refresh my comment list. Click on the Refresh Comments button. Any comment that's been added since I last opened this file will now be added to the reviewer file. Let's view all the comments now. You can see that this one was accepted. The author said Accepted. I agree and we'll do it, and you see a nice green checkmark. This one on the other hand was rejected and we see the reason why. This establishes a very clear and understandable workflow between the person who's using Captivate to create this content and the person who's going to be using the content downstream.

That could be an editor. It could be a student. It could be your customer. It could be a colleague. They don't have to know anything about Captivate to be able to participate in this review process. When the reviewer's finish reviewing all they got to do is to quit the Captivate Reviewer. If they have comments that they've made that they haven't saved, they will be warned to publish those comments before they quit. Going back to Captivate, let's save our file. We'll save it as Chapter 13_b.

I hope you'll agree that the review workflow that's been enabled in Captivate 5 is much easier than we've seen in earlier versions of Captivate. We don't have to print out pages and send the sheets of the different states of the application and hope that people will understand what the interactivity means by looking at sheets of paper. We don't have to create PDFs that emulate that sheet of paper and don't have any interactivity. This way we have the complete application with all of the interactive elements on the timeline. This enables everyone to quickly understand and participate in the review workflow.

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  1. 2m 14s
    1. Welcome
      59s
    2. Using the exercise files
      36s
    3. Updates for Captivate 5.5
      39s
  2. 10m 18s
    1. Captivate 101
      5m 4s
    2. Understanding presentation basics
      2m 45s
    3. E-learning in a nutshell
      2m 29s
  3. 16m 34s
    1. Exploring Captivate's interface
      3m 59s
    2. Using the Classic workspace
      3m 31s
    3. Using the Navigation workspace
      3m 13s
    4. Setting application preferences
      5m 51s
  4. 1h 6m
    1. Starting from scratch
      2m 51s
    2. Creating a master page
      3m 47s
    3. Adding slide text
      8m 29s
    4. Checking spelling
      3m 10s
    5. Adding shapes
      8m 25s
    6. Adding images
      7m 31s
    7. Aligning and distributing objects
      7m 42s
    8. Using object styles
      9m 2s
    9. Finishing and previewing the project
      6m 7s
    10. Using Free Rotation in Captivate 5.5
      1m 57s
    11. Building with gradients
      4m 43s
    12. Adding shadows
      2m 56s
  5. 53m 39s
    1. Importing Photoshop files
      9m 33s
    2. Importing animations
      9m 0s
    3. Creating slideshows
      6m 10s
    4. Taking advantage of libraries
      9m 32s
    5. Using widgets
      7m 0s
    6. Importing PowerPoint presentations on a Mac
      8m 5s
    7. Importing PowerPoint presentations on a Windows computer
      2m 18s
    8. Understanding the Captivate exchange
      2m 1s
  6. 31m 14s
    1. Touring the Timeline
      5m 19s
    2. Adjusting timing
      4m 36s
    3. Adding transitions to objects
      3m 46s
    4. Animating using effects
      7m 55s
    5. Animating text
      3m 50s
    6. Zooming for emphasis
      5m 48s
  7. 53m 44s
    1. The recording environment
      33s
    2. Adding background audio
      4m 25s
    3. Adding audio to an object
      4m 23s
    4. Recording and adding voice-overs
      5m 1s
    5. Editing audio in Captivate
      7m 6s
    6. Splitting audio among slides
      6m 22s
    7. Adding video to a slide
      7m 9s
    8. Importing slide video
      4m 33s
    9. Synchronizing video
      7m 36s
    10. Creating closed captions
      6m 36s
  8. 49m 6s
    1. Adding buttons
      7m 56s
    2. Adding click areas
      4m 59s
    3. Adding rollover images
      5m 20s
    4. Highlighting objects
      6m 44s
    5. Adding rollover slidelets
      8m 2s
    6. Adding pop-up captions
      4m 38s
    7. Adding text areas
      7m 40s
    8. Creating branching presentations
      3m 47s
  9. 15m 11s
    1. Revisiting libraries
      1m 38s
    2. Sharing assets
      2m 41s
    3. Creating project templates
      6m 50s
    4. Using project templates
      4m 2s
  10. 31m 57s
    1. Preparing simulations
      3m 35s
    2. Preparing to record
      5m 35s
    3. Recording simulations
      4m 46s
    4. Editing simulations
      8m 55s
    5. Adjusting click-through trainings
      9m 6s
  11. 39m 6s
    1. Understanding assessment basics
      1m 53s
    2. Setting up a quiz
      6m 56s
    3. Understanding question types
      8m 22s
    4. Creating custom short-answer questions
      3m 28s
    5. Assessing software simulations
      5m 25s
    6. Pooling and randomizing questions
      6m 55s
    7. Using the new quiz features
      2m 46s
    8. Utilizing the new quiz templates
      3m 21s
  12. 22m 32s
    1. Managing quizzes
      1m 28s
    2. Reporting results
      4m 43s
    3. Using Acrobat.com as a learning management system
      3m 48s
    4. Getting reports from Acrobat.com
      7m 26s
    5. Generating SCORM-compliant output
      2m 4s
    6. Creating assessment templates
      3m 3s
  13. 9m 12s
    1. Introducing skins
      53s
    2. Editing playback controls
      4m 1s
    3. Creating a table of contents
      4m 18s
  14. 15m 3s
    1. Initiating a project review
      3m 59s
    2. Reviewing a project
      5m 58s
    3. Collecting reviewer comments
      5m 6s
  15. 35m 55s
    1. Securing a project
      6m 28s
    2. Rescaling a project
      3m 11s
    3. Sharing a project
      3m 13s
    4. Publishing a project
      10m 57s
    5. Setting up Flash player security
      3m 28s
    6. Exporting to Flash CS5
      3m 7s
    7. Exporting to video for YouTube and iOS
      5m 31s
  16. 29s
    1. Parting thoughts and goodbye
      29s

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