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Reviewing a project


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Captivate 5 Essential Training

with James Lockman

Video: Reviewing a project

Now that we've sent our file off to our reviewer, it's time to go and fetch that file. We begin the process by looking in our email, and I've sent myself an email so I'll switch to that email message now. Here's the email that I received from Acrobat.com. You can see a link to the Chapter 13 CREV file and the link to the Captivate Reviewer. When you're sending these files to colleagues or customers, just remind them that before they download that CREV file they're going to want to get the Reviewer application.
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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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Captivate 5 Essential Training
7h 32m Beginner Dec 21, 2010 Updated Aug 05, 2011

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In Captivate 5 Essential Training, author James Lockman demonstrates the core features of Captivate 5, the popular tool for authoring e-learning content such as interactive presentations, click-through simulations, and customized assessments. He shows how to import and sync PowerPoint presentations, add interactivity, and incorporate audio, video, and voiceovers. The course also includes tutorials on assessment reporting and integrating with SCORM-compliant learning management systems. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Touring the interface and workspaces
  • Building a basic project with shapes, objects, and text
  • Branding a presentation using master slides and object styles
  • Exploring user-based content at Captivate Exchange
  • Animating with the Timeline
  • Adding buttons, rollover images, and captions
  • Creating branching presentations
  • Working with templates
  • Recording a simulation
  • Creating assessments with customized questions
  • Setting up quiz reporting on acrobat.com
  • Exporting and sharing a project
Subjects:
Elearning Education
Software:
Captivate
Author:
James Lockman

Reviewing a project

Now that we've sent our file off to our reviewer, it's time to go and fetch that file. We begin the process by looking in our email, and I've sent myself an email so I'll switch to that email message now. Here's the email that I received from Acrobat.com. You can see a link to the Chapter 13 CREV file and the link to the Captivate Reviewer. When you're sending these files to colleagues or customers, just remind them that before they download that CREV file they're going to want to get the Reviewer application.

Here's an important piece of information for you though about the Reviewer application. The Reviewer application has some issues on the Macintosh platform. This has to do with the way that the AIR platform maintains security when it's running as an application. In order to fix the problem, you need to use the Terminal application and enter some commands. I've created an entry on my blog that tells you how to do this. My blog is located at www.jameslockman.com/jamesblog.

Once you're there, search for Captivate review and you'll find the entry. Windows users should be able to proceed. If you do find that you have permission problems on your Windows machine then you may need to run the application as the Administrator. Let's go fetch the review file now so that we can see how to add comments to our project. The file needs to be downloaded to my computer in order to be used. I'll download it now.

We'll save the CREV file here in our Chapter 13 folder. Now that we have the file, we can close our browser. In my Chapter 13 folder, you'll see that now the CREV file has appeared. It has a different icon. It looks like there might be a little talk bubble there. That's the indication that this is for commenting. We can open it by double-clicking it. Remember, in order to open this file, you need to have the Captivate Reviewer installed. Your customer or your colleague, if they don't have Captivate installed, they can get that from the link in the email.

When you first open the Captivate Reviewer, you'll need to identify yourself. I've already opened it, but I'll show you where that option is after we log into Acrobat.com. If you're opening it for the first time, please enter your name and your email address, which will identify you in the Reviewer. It will not log you into Acrobat.com. After you've taken that step then you can log into Acrobat.com using your own credentials. Do not use the credentials of the person who created the review.

I'm going to login now as the person to whom I sent this review. It happens to be me. When I click the Play button my project will begin to play. While it's playing, I can pause it and then add comments at that point in the Timeline. Let's click Play and we'll see what I mean. Now I am at the point in the project where I am supposed to enter my name. I don't like the default name so I'm going to suggest that we change the default name.

I move my mouse down on top of the play head and you'll see that I get a plus sign that pops up. Click the plus sign to add a comment. We need a new default name. To finish I need to click Add. This comment has now been added to the Timeline. I'll type in my name and continue viewing the project.

As I hover over the areas in the file, you'll see that I'm getting actual behavior like I would get if I were to publish the project. I'm viewing a fully published project in the Reviewer. There is the highlight over there. Let's go and take a look at the displays. When I hover over, I can see that the bulbs appear. But they disappear too quickly. I'd like to note that as a comment. Again, move my cursor down onto the play bar, click plus, and I'll add a comment.

We'll take a look at the gifts page. I can see those highlights but I'd like to re-order them. If I move my play head backwards I can see how time progresses on the slide. I want to talk specifically about this highlight area. I'll add another comment. Shift this highlight to the center box.

So I have got three comments that I'm going to publish. I know that I've made a spelling mistake so let's correct that in my comment. I can view my entire comments list by clicking on this button here. I want to spell the word "highlight" correctly. Because I created the comment I can make adjustments to it. If another person had entered this comment, I would not be able to change it. Now it's spelled correctly. You can see that in the comment list I have the time that the comment was added as well as the person who added it.

If I want to have a conversation with another reviewer, I could click Reply and then enter my comment to their comment. Let's publish our comments and now. We do this by saving. Now those comments have been saved. In the next lesson we'll go back to Captivate and see how we can view those comments directly in the Timeline of our project.

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Q: I am having some problems with Captivate reviewer permissions and was directed to the following solution of James' blog, but I'm having trouble implementing it. Is there a simpler solution or has Adobe released a patch?

In order to execute the step entitled "Assign write permission to owners and groups", you need to enable the root user. In addition, you need to add the "sudo" command before the following steps in this section:

sudo chmod -R o+w Adobe\ Captivate\ Reviewer\ 2.0.app
and
sudo chmod -R g+w Adobe\ Captivate\ Reviewer\ 2.0.app

You can disable the root user when you're done with updating permissions.
A: Unfortunately, there is no patch. This is not an Adobe issue, but rather an issue with the way that Apple allows UNIX permissions within its file systems. For most cases, this is a good thing, but for this one case, it backfires. Just so you're aware, the issue persists in Captivate 5.5 as well.

This is the Adobe tech note on the problem:

My solution is a bit easier to follow, frankly.

Here is how to enable the root user on a Mac:
 
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