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Add animations

Overview

Adobe Captivate lets you add SWF and GIF animations to your projects. You can insert out-of-the-box animations available in the <installation-folder>/Gallery folder. You can also create your own animation in Flash, save it as SWF, and use it in Adobe Captivate.

You can also animate a string of text using the default options in Adobe Captivate.

This tutorial explains how you can insert a SWF or a GIF animation, and a text animation in your project.

Procedure

  1. To insert a SWF or a GIF animation, perform the following steps:

    1. Open the Adobe Captivate project, and click Insert > Animation.


      Insert menu showing the Animation and Text Animation options

    2. Browse for the SWF or the GIF animation and click Open.
    3. To change the position of the animation, click on the animation and drag it to the required position.
  2. To insert a text animation, perform the following steps:

    1. Open the Adobe Captivate project, and click Insert > Text Animation.
    2. In the Text Animation Properties dialog box, type the text and select the properties for the text.
    3. In the Property Inspector, select the required animation from the Effect list.

Summary

Pep up your Adobe Captivate projects using interesting animations. Use the out-of-the box animations or explore the infinite options to create them in Flash, and bring them to your Adobe Captivate projects with a single click.

 

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