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Importing from PowerPoint presentations

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Video: Importing from PowerPoint presentations

If you've been following along with me from the very beginning, you know you can create a brand new Captivate project from an existing PowerPoint presentation. It's automatically going to take all of the slides in your PowerPoint presentation, and create new slides here in Captivate. But another option is to pick and choose existing slides in an existing PowerPoint presentation, and bring them into your current project, and that's what we're going to do with our Volunteer Orientation project that we've been working on. If you need to get caught up with me, go to the Chapter3 folder of the Exercise Files, and open up Volunteer_orientation_SAMOCA10.

Importing from PowerPoint presentations

If you've been following along with me from the very beginning, you know you can create a brand new Captivate project from an existing PowerPoint presentation. It's automatically going to take all of the slides in your PowerPoint presentation, and create new slides here in Captivate. But another option is to pick and choose existing slides in an existing PowerPoint presentation, and bring them into your current project, and that's what we're going to do with our Volunteer Orientation project that we've been working on. If you need to get caught up with me, go to the Chapter3 folder of the Exercise Files, and open up Volunteer_orientation_SAMOCA10.

You'll see what I see here on screen. Now, we can move around through our actual project here, and select the slide, where we want the new slides to go, or we can do it on the fly. Let's just go to the Insert menu, and select PowerPoint Slide. Now, at this point, we can choose where we want the new slides to go. Notice, they will be inserted after whatever slide we select here on the list. So as we scroll down, again, you can see why it's important to name your slides. We're going to go to the slide labeled Slide 7 Rules of Conduct.

We want our new slides from the PowerPoint presentation to appear after this one, but before our quiz. So we'll click OK, and now it's just a matter of finding the presentation. There it is. It can't be open in PowerPoint, or you'll find an error. So make sure it's closed up in PowerPoint, and accessible, like you see here in Chapter3 SAMOCA_exhibits. Notice it's a PPTX extension, the new format for PowerPoint presentations. We can double-click it, or one click and choose Open. And what it's going to do now is actually convert the new format slides, PPTX, to PPT slides.

And you can see PowerPoint is opened up in the background, then it flashes; it's parsing the project now. And eventually, we'll be able to go and find the two slides, there they are, in this existing presentation, and include all of them, you can see they are checked off by default, or we can choose to include just one of them. I think both of them belong in this actual project. So as we look down below, you can see, how do we advance from one slide to another? On mouse click; that's what creates the click box on our slide. The other option is just Automatically, and we would have no click box in that case.

You can turn off any one that you don't want. I want both. I'm going to click OK. And you'll notice that probably the height and width of your PowerPoint presentation isn't going to be exactly the same as your project here in Captivate, and it might affect the resolution, but don't worry about it, because we can regain that resolution when we go to publish this later. Do we want to continue? The answer is Yes. When you hit Yes, notice the two slides are added, and you can see where they're added; right after the selected slide, slide 7, we now have two new ones, and they are actually named based on the PowerPoint slide names that we just imported from. So there were go! We have got our two new slides. We can select them.

You'll notice click box; there is an invisible box that takes up the same size as the entire slide. So that means we can click the slide when we're actually viewing the project to move from one to the next, and that's because of that option that we left selected; On mouse click. So that's how you get individual slides into an existing project here in Captive 6.

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Up and Running with Captivate 6

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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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