Adobe Captivate 8 software reimagines mobile learning. Easily author multiscreen responsive eLearning using the all-new, simplified UI. Create simulations, demos, and compliance training materials for screens of varying sizes. Transform PowerPoint slides into engaging eLearning using out-of-the-box assets. Leverage best-in-class HTML5 publishing to deliver any content to mobile devices, the web, desktops, and leading LMSs.
Corporate training professionals, educators, instructional designers, and all types of business users with limited programming capabilities who want to create product demos, application simulations, and soft skill and compliance training.
Adobe Captivate helps you create various types of eLearning and mLearning content without programming. Adobe Presenter is a simpler tool that lets you create interactive entry-level eLearning from within Microsoft PowerPoint.
Special upgrade pricing is available to customers who have valid licenses for Adobe Captivate 7 and want to upgrade to Adobe Captivate 8.
Adobe Captivate 8 software reimagines mobile learning. Rapidly author mobile-first, responsive eLearning content. Easily preview content for different screen sizes by selecting device layouts on-the-fly. Leverage device-specific capabilities, such as GPS and gesture support, to deliver mobile learning as it is truly meant to be. Now enrich your courses with new customizable interactions, themes, and smart shapes.
Yes. You can save eLearning content that you create with Adobe Captivate 8 as SWF files, which can be viewed in a standard web browser with Adobe Flash Player 10 or later. You can also import custom-designed animations (like zigzag motion) created using Flash Professional software into an Adobe Captivate project and apply the animation to selected objects, as well as export Adobe Captivate content to Flash Professional for advanced editing or scripting and import SWF, FLA, and FLV files into Adobe Captivate projects.
Yes. Adobe Captivate 8 provides tight integration with Adobe Connect software, allowing authors to effectively reach out to wider audiences. Users can also deliver content through standard web browsers and track and manage courses and learners by publishing Adobe Captivate files directly to Adobe Connect Enterprise Server.
Adobe Captivate 8 can be called from within Adobe Presenter to record software simulations. You can also import videos created with Adobe Presenter into Adobe Captivate 8 to make your training more effective.
You can import content from a variety of formats, including image formats (PSD, GIF, JPEG, PNG, BMP, ICO, EMF, WMF and POT), sound formats (MP3 and WAV), and popular animation and video formats (SWF, FLV with metatags, AVI, and MOV).
Yes. Adobe Captivate 8 integrates with LMSs that are Tin Can-, SCORM 2004–, SCORM 1.2–, and AICC-compliant. Adobe Captivate 8 automatically generates the manifest file—an XML document that contains all the data required by the LMS to communicate with Adobe Captivate content.
Yes. Adobe Captivate 8 integrates with Adobe Connect, so users can add interactivity and quizzes to Adobe Presenter† presentations or live meetings and then publish directly to Adobe Connect Enterprise Server to track and manage courses, learners, and scoring data. Users can export Adobe Captivate projects to Adobe Flash Professional for more complex editing and ActionScript coding. You can use the SWF files generated by Adobe Captivate with any tools that support SWF files, such as Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Dreamweaver software. Adobe Captivate 8 also integrates with the Questionmark Perception assessment tool.
Yes. You can import projects created in PowerPoint 2007, 2010, and 2013 in either the PPTX or PPT format. You can also edit PowerPoint content in Adobe Captivate and keep the projects in sync.
Adobe Captivate 8 lets you generate robust software simulations with multiple learning modes in a single recording session. These include demonstrations and interactive simulations for practice and assessment. You can also create high-definition product demos with the capture-as-a-video workflow.
Yes. Adobe Captivate 8 supports right-to-left languages, including Arabic, Hebrew, and Urdu. Adobe Captivate 8 is available in English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), and Spanish versions. All editions include a completely localized user interface and documentation.
The AutoText captions feature automatically generates caption text in Chinese (simplified), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Spanish, and Swedish. Authors can customize the AutoText caption file to support additional languages.
Yes. Adobe Captivate 8 is certified for Microsoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, and Windows 8 and 8.1.
Yes. Adobe Captivate 8 is available for Mac OS X v10.7, v10.8, or 10.9, running on a multicore Intel processor.
A full license for Adobe Captivate 8 costs US$999.††
It costs just US$399†† to upgrade to Adobe Captivate 8 from Adobe Captivate 7. Users of Macromedia Captivate, or Adobe Captivate 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5.5, or 6, must purchase a new license for Adobe Captivate 8 for US$999.††
Yes. The education edition of Adobe Captivate 8 is available at a discounted price of US$299†† to qualified educational users.
Check the Adobe Buying Programs page for more details.
Yes. You can download a free, fully functional 30-day trial version of Adobe Captivate 8.
For answers to commonly asked customer service questions, visit the Customer Service page.
For answers to commonly asked technical support questions, visit the support page.
The computer with Adobe Captivate 8 installed must connect to the Internet at least once within 30 days of the first launch of your serialized product.
Activation occurs silently in the background after installation when the system detects an Internet connection. You don't have to do anything to activate.
The product must connect to the Internet at least one time within 30 days of the first launch of your serialized product. If the product has not been activated within 30 days, the application does not launch until an Internet connection is detected, and the software can be activated.
The software silently tries to connect to the Internet to activate for 7 days after the first launch of your serialized product. If the software has not been activated within the 7 days, you receive a reminder for the next 23 days on every launch that the computer must connect to the Internet and activate the software. As soon as the software detects an Internet connection, it silently activates the product.
No. Activation of the product via the Internet is required for Adobe Captivate 8. If your system is connected to the Internet and you receive an activation reminder, contact your local Customer Service for assistance. However, Customer Service cannot activate your software over the phone if you don’t have an Internet connection.
If your system is connected to the Internet and you have received a reminder to activate your product, contact your local Customer Service.
Yes. All Adobe Captivate 8 users must activate their products. If your company has firewall restrictions that prevent the computers from connecting to the Internet, have your IT administrator contact your local Customer Service.
Yes. Adobe Captivate 8 must be activated on every computer on which it is installed for continued use of the software.
If your company has firewall restrictions that prevent the computers from connecting to the Internet, have your IT administrator contact your local Customer Service.
Activation of Adobe Captivate 8 via the Internet is required for continued use of the product. Activating your product helps protect your computer and your environment by ensuring that you are using a genuine Adobe product. You must connect to the Internet at least once within 30 days of the first launch of your serialized product; otherwise, the product stops working. If you work in a company that has a firewall that prevents your system from connecting to the Internet, have your IT administrator contact your local Customer Service.
No. Activation of Adobe Captivate 8 is required via the Internet. Each computer with a serialized product installed must connect to the Internet at least once within 30 days of first launch for continued use of the product.
For details on Adobe return policies in your region, visit the return or change Adobe orders page.
No. Activation is a mandatory process that requires the software to connect to Adobe servers via the Internet and associates the products you have bought from Adobe with the computers on which you use those products. Activation helps protect your computers and environment from malicious code by verifying that you have genuine Adobe software. Registration is an optional process that gives you access to a wide range of benefits and options, including access to support, notification of product updates, newsletters, special offers, and invitations to Adobe events.
Registration and activation are completely different. Activation is a mandatory process that requires the software to connect to Adobe servers via the Internet and associates your Adobe products with the computers on which you use those products. Activation helps protect your computers and environment from malicious code by verifying that you have genuine Adobe software. Registration is an optional process that gives you access to a wide range of benefits and options, including access to support, notification of product updates, newsletters, special offers, and invitations to Adobe events.
Contact Customer Service from 6am to 5pm Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, at 800-833-6687, or submit a request online at any time. For faster service when calling, have your invoice number available.
A subscription is a new, more flexible way to get eLearning software. It gives you ongoing access to the software for a low monthly fee, as well as access to all upgrades at no additional charge as long as your subscription remains active.
The following Adobe eLearning software is available by subscription:
Note: Only the latest versions are available on a subscription basis.
There is no difference in functionality, and the system requirements are the same. The only difference is that if you cancel a subscription, you can no longer use the software.
Subscribing is a great option to consider if:
Subscription editions are similar to retail versions in that they are installed locally on your computer, and there is no difference in functionality between the versions. You do not need to be online to use your Adobe eLearning software subscription. However, you must be online when you install and license your software and at least once every 30 days thereafter. The software alerts you if you need to make an Internet connection for a license status check.
Adobe eLearning software subscriptions are available exclusively through Adobe.com.
If you are already using a trial version of Adobe Captivate 8 or Adobe Presenter 9,† you can buy a subscription for that product from Adobe.com. Select the Subscription option when you add the product to your online cart. You are given a serial number at the end of your purchase. Copy and paste the serial number when you launch your trial and follow the onscreen instructions to start using your subscription product. You can convert only an Adobe Captivate 8 or Adobe Presenter 9† trial to a subscription. You cannot convert earlier trial versions to a subscription.
No. When you purchase your subscription, you electronically download the software. Your serial number and a link to the electronic download are emailed to you as soon as you purchase the software.
Your subscription includes access to current and future versions of the Adobe eLearning application as long as your subscription remains active.
Adobe Captivate 8 offers an annual subscription plan with a monthly payout.
Subscription fees vary by product, plan, and your country of residence. Visit Adobe.com or the online Adobe Store in your respective country for pricing information.
Your credit card is billed each month. See terms and conditions for details.
The only way to pay your subscription fee is by credit card.
No. There is no price discount on a subscription if you own a Adobe eLearning software application.
Subscription editions of Adobe eLearning software are available only on Adobe.com.
Only individual subscription editions are available, and only on Adobe.com. Licensing customers should consider the Adobe Upgrade Plan.
No. Only individual retail subscription editions are available, and only on Adobe.com.
Adobe Captivate 8 and Adobe Presenter 9† subscriptions are available in English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), and Spanish.
Getting started with a subscription is fast and easy: Go to www.adobe.com and choose your product and plan, and then complete the purchase. Immediately after purchase, check your email for a message from Adobe with your serial number and a link to download your software. After you download the product, double-click the installer and follow the onscreen instructions to install your product and start your subscription.
Your subscription begins as soon as the order is fulfilled by the Adobe Store.
Visit the Adobe Store download forum, where you can find information about typical software download issues.
From the Your Purchases pull-down menu on the Adobe Store, choose Your Downloads. A column displays the serial number for your subscription, along with a link to download the product.
During the course of your purchase and installation, you are asked to create or enter an Adobe ID. An Adobe ID is simply your email address.
When you install your software, you are required to enter the same Adobe ID used for your subscription to:
Adobe respects your privacy and sends you information about other Adobe products or services only if you explicitly opt in for such messages.
Ensure that your Adobe ID is your current active email address. If not, update it.
No. You can use the same Adobe ID with all your Adobe products, including subscriptions. Each subscription is considered a separate purchase, so you might receive a separate email for each subscription if there is a problem associated with multiple subscriptions on your account.
See subscription terms and conditions.
See the product license agreement for the software that you want to subscribe to.
When you buy a software product from Adobe, you are issued a serial number that represents your license to use that software. Activation is the process by which Adobe validates that your software and serial number are genuine and being used as allowed by your product license agreement. It is intended to protect both your rights as a consumer and Adobe’s rights as a software developer. Activation helps confirm that the software you bought is not counterfeit. You cannot use your Adobe subscription edition software if it is not activated.
Yes. If Adobe cannot activate the product, you are warned when you launch the application. Blocking access to the activation server prevents the product from launching.
If you own your own business and need to purchase 10 subscription edition products to get your team up and running, you must download and install all 10 subscription products using the same Adobe ID that was used when you purchased the product. Your Adobe ID and password must be entered on each system on which you install the application.
Yes, you can cancel your annual subscription. If you cancel within the first month, you receive a full refund. Otherwise, you are billed 50% of your remaining contract obligation.
To cancel your membership at any time, contact Adobe Customer Service
You can restart your subscription within six months of canceling. After six months, your account is deactivated, and you must purchase a new subscription on www.adobe.com. If the version of the Adobe eLearning software you have installed is still the current version, you do not need to download it again, even if you are past the six-month period. Simply launch the installed software, and enter your new subscription number.
You can return a subscription edition within the first 30 days of purchase and get a full refund. The return process differs for countries and regions. Learn more about returning products in North America or Europe and Asia Pacific.
If your subscription expires or is stopped for any reason (for example, due to an expired credit card), you are notified by email, and your software displays an alert that your subscription has ended. If it has been less than six months since the subscription ended, click the Renew button displayed with the alert to enter the information required to restart your subscription.
No. When you cancel your subscription, you no longer have access to any version of your Adobe eLearning subscription software.
There are no discounts offered for moving from a subscription edition to a non-subscription purchase of Adobe eLearning software.
You are eligible to receive updates to the subscription edition of Adobe Captivate or Adobe Presenter as long as your subscription remains active. Adobe notifies you by email as updates become available. The email contains instructions on how to access and install the update. Ongoing bug fixes, security patches, and other update releases that do not require full upgrades are made available through the Updater in the Adobe Application Manager, just as in the regular versions of Adobe eLearning software.
Notification of applicable upgrades are sent to you as soon as Adobe announces them. Adobe emails you the instructions on how to access and install the upgrade when it is available.
No. You are not required to install any new version of the subscription software, and you have a great deal of flexibility on when you install an upgrade should you choose to do so. You can continue using your current version of the product for one full year after the subsequent version is released.
Contact Adobe Customer Service.
Contact Adobe support for issues with your Adobe software.
You get the same service and support with your subscription that you would get under the traditional licensing model for that product.
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**Requires separate purchase of Adobe PhoneGap.
†Available only for Windows
††Prices listed are the Adobe direct store prices in the United States. Reseller prices may vary. Prices do not include tax or shipping and handling.
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