Publish projects to the web using FTP


You can publish your Adobe Captivate projects directly to a web site through FTP.


  1. In an open project, select File > Publish.

  2. In the Publish dialog box, select FTP and set the following options.

    Project Title  Enter the desired name.

    Server  Select the name of the server that hosts the FTP site on which you want to publish your project. To add an FTP server to the list, click the browse (<<+>>) button, and add or delete servers using the options in the FTP Servers dialog box.

    Note: You will not have to create a separate FTP server list for every project because Adobe Captivate saves changes made to the FTP list automatically. These changes are also captured when you import and export preferences.

    Directory  Enter the specific directory on the server to which to upload the files.

    User name  Enter a user name with permissions to publish files to the server.

    Password  Enter a valid password for the user name.

    Port  Enter the correct port number to which you should upload your files. (Port number 21 is commonly used.)

    Publish files to an FTP server

  3. Select a file type.

    SWF File  Select this option to create a Flash SWF file to FTP.

    Project Files  Select this option to create Adobe Captivate project files (CPTX) to FTP. This is useful if you want to share the project with someone who needs to open and edit the project.

  4. (Optional) Click Test Settings to test the settings you entered for the server. You will receive either a confirmation message stating that the connection succeeded or an error message explaining why the connection cannot be made.

  5. Select from the following output options:

    Zip Files  Creates a ZIP file. (A program like WinZip can be used to open the files.)

    Full Screen  Opens the file in full screen mode.

    Export HTML  Creates a standard JavaScript file that helps embed the SWF file into the HTML file.

    Flash Player Version  Adobe Captivate generates the SWF file in the Flash version that you choose.

  6. The Project Information area displays useful statistics about the project including the size (resolution), number of slides, audio information, e-learning details, accessibility compliance, and the playback control assigned to the project. To change any of the options listed in this area, click the blue text.

    To change preferences, click Preferences.

  7. Click Publish.

    You are notified when the process is complete.

Note: After the files are uploaded, you can view the project from your web browser by entering the web address where is the URL and filename.htm is the filename you entered in step 2.


Make your Adobe Captivate projects available over FTP by publishing them to an FTP server from within Adobe Captivate.


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