Adobe Captivate – Software Simulation Part 1

August 31, 2017 3:17 pm

Adobe Captivate – Software Simulation Part 1

In this first part of a two part video tutorial, I cover the procedures for recording your software simulation. Make sure you watch the second part to see how I edit my recordings. Prior to starting your recording, it’s important to take certain preparation steps to make sure you are truly ready to record.

  • Script out your steps – Practise your steps so you know exactly what you’re going to record.
  • Run Captivate as an administrator – I generally run Captivate as an administrator anyway but this is one of those functions that really demands it.
  • Run the application to be captured from your primary display – When I’ve tried to record applications on my second monitor, Captivate fails to capture all the screen shots and mouse movements. This is a known bug with Captivate.
  • Know your keyboard shortcuts – While I don’t use all the shortcuts, it’s important to know where on your keyboard you need to press to activate certain functions.
  • Reset your defaults – In case you have changed your settings make sure that everything is setup to record the right kind of recording for your own situation.