Captivate Release Notes

Macromedia Captivate Release Notes

About Macromedia Captivate

Macromedia Captivate is the easiest way to create professional-quality, interactive Flash simulations and software demonstrations. Without programming or multimedia skills, automatically record all on-screen actions to instantly create demonstrations complete with mouse movements and text captions, or simulations with scored interactions and instructional feedback. Point and click to edit, customize, or add eLearning interactions. Captivate files are small in size, high resolution, and are SCORM/AICC compliant for easy LMS deployment. Seamless integration with Macromedia Breeze and Flash MX 2004 provides powerful design, development, and delivery capabilities. Rapidly publish product demonstrations, user support tutorials, and training courses online or on CD.

System Requirements



  • Windows 2000 or Windows XP
  • 600 MHz Intel® Pentium® III processor or equivalent
  • 128 MB of RAM (256 MB or more recommended)
  • 100 MB available disk space
  • Minimum resolution 800 x 600 (1024 x 768 or higher recommended)

Software and Accessories: Publishing and Recording

  • Internet Explorer 5.0 or later
  • Flash Player 6 or later
  • Microphone to record audio
  • Speakers and sound card

Complete product system requirements and recommendations available at

What's New in Macromedia Captivate

Macromedia Captivate provides major new features and enhancements, including the following:

Smart Full-Motion Recording

No more toggling between recording modes. Full motion automatically switches on and off for drag-and-drop actions.

Recording Modes

In Demonstration mode, Captivate automatically adds mouse movement, text captions that describe onscreen actions, and highlight boxes. Simulation mode creates a project with scored interactions and instructional feedback.

Audio at Capture Time

Record audio narration and capture screen motion simultaneously.

Visual Timeline in Edit View

Drag and drop to control timing of objects, captions, and audio on the simple visual Timeline. Zoom in or out on the Timeline and use it for instant previewing after making slide changes. Scrub the playhead to preview instantly a small section of the Timeline. Drag and drop layers to change the order of objects and move one in front of, or behind, the other.

Audio Editing

Edit mistakes and pauses, or add an external audio track to a presentation with the easy-to-use audio editor. Attach sound effects or narration to individual objects.

For the top 10 new features and information, go to:

Notices, Terms, Conditions, and Attribution

This software may contain third-party software which requires notices and/or additional terms and conditions . Such required third-party software notices and/or additional terms and conditions are made a part of and incorporated by reference into the End User License Agreement (EULA) covering this software.