How to Use Captivate for Screen Capture


Captivate is an authoring tool designed to assist in creating multimedia eLearning content. Captivate has a variety of features, including interactivity, software and scenario simulations, quizzes, text-to-speech functionality, screen capture and various output options, such as Adobe Flex, web streaming and YouTube-friendly formats. Adobe Captivate is developed, manufactured and marketed by Adobe Systems Incorporated. You can learn how to use the screen capture feature of Adobe Captivate in a few relatively easy steps.

  • Click on "Software Simulation" on the opening screen in the Captivate application. Next, click on "Application."

  • Select the window you wish to record from the "Select Application" drop-down menu. Set the screen specifications to desired settings, for example, custom size or full screen.

  • Select the type of recording you wish to execute--auto-record (camera icon), full motion recording (video camera icon) or manual recording (landscape icon).

  • Click on the record icon (red dot) to start recording.

  • Press the "End" key to stop recording.

  • Choose your save-to location in the pop-up window. Click the "OK" button.

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