The objective of storyboarding is to determine:

  • The sequence of the slides based on the logical flow of your demonstration.
  • The on-screen text and explanation of concepts demonstrated on a specific slide.
  • The exact workflow you need to follow while recording the project.
  • The objects that you need on the slides, for example, buttons, highlight boxes, and click boxes.
  • The slides that need audio or video.

Much of the effort in storyboarding involves creating a mental picture of the demonstration you want to create. Once you have formed a clear picture of the flow of your demonstration, you can use the Filmstrip to translate your thoughts into slides and objects.

This tutorial explains one approach to create a storyboard.


  1. Create a blank project or a project template.

  2. Optimize the workspace so that it is convenient to create a storyboard.

    1. Expand the Filmstrip panel.
    2. Zoom out the stage by holding down the CTRL key and pressing '-'.
    3. Open the Slide Notes panel (Windows > Slide Notes).
  3. Add more slides by doing one of the following:

    1. Insert > New slide to insert slides based on the project template.
    2. Insert > Blank slide to insert slides that are not based on project template. If you have master slides, you can later associate these blank slides with appropriate master slides.
  4. Repeat step 4 to add as many slides as you want.

  5. Name the slides to logically identify the different stages of the demonstration you are creating. To do this, click the slide in the Filmstrip and type a name in the Label box of the Property Inspector.

  6. Add appropriate slide notes wherever required.

  7. Group the slides.


Storyboarding provides a structured approach to building your Adobe Captivate project. It involves planning the required assets, determining the workflow, and drafting the on-screen text that your users see in the final output.

The Filmstrip in Adobe Captivate can be used as a canvas to construct the storyboard. The user interface allows you to move around the slides to reorder them and insert a wide variety of objects to help you articulate your ideas.

After you complete the storyboarding, you can start designing the templates for your projects, including master slides and object styles, or start creating a project.


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