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 Volume Licensing page for more details.
Yes. You can download a free, fully functional 30-day trial version of Adobe Captivate 8.
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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.
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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.
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