Captivate Release Notes

Adobe Captivate 2 Release Notes

About Adobe Captivate 2

Adobe® Captivate™ 2 software enables anyone to rapidly create powerful and engaging simulations, software demonstrations, and scenario-based training without programming knowledge or multimedia skills. Based on the industry-leading Adobe Flash® platform, Adobe Captivate 2 automatically generates interactive content in Flash format, without requiring users to learn Flash.

System Requirements



  • Windows 2000 or Windows XP
  • 600 MHz Intel® Pentium® III processor or equivalent
  • 256 MB of RAM (512 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 Adobe Captivate 2

Adobe Captivate 2 provides major new features and enhancements, including the following:

Visualize complex scenario branching

Rapidly develop scenario-based training by visually mapping out the different learner paths. Collapse and expand sections of the simulation and focus on the branching for specific scenarios. Create complex scenarios by automatically branching at the end of slides based on a learner's choice at the beginning of the simulation.

Manage project interactions globally

Speed up development and manage all project interactions globally. Organized as a table, the Advanced Interaction dialog box provides easy editing of all interaction options such as branching, attempts, success and failure actions, shortcuts, time limits, scoring, and reporting.

Enhance training with Flash Video

Add and customize the presentation of video in training content with an easy, dialog box-driven process. Benefit from alpha channel support and insert Flash Video recorded with green screens. Create engaging content with avatars pointing out screen areas, or use videos for characters in scenarios.

Reuse and update content in the project library

Save production time and manage all project components using the library panel. Drag and drop objects from the library onto the slide or into the Timeline. Reuse content and import libraries from existing projects. Launch third-party tools from within the library to edit or update library objects such as audio or image files.

Focus the learner's attention by zooming in or graying out

Engage the learner by focusing attention on specific areas. Simply gray out the rest of the screen or magnify a particular screen area with a zoom effect. Both effects can be combined for maximum awareness. The zoom effect retains all interactivity of the enlarged area so learners can focus on practicing a particular task.
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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.

Issues Resolved in Adobe Captivate 2

Inserting Macromedia Flash 8 SWF

Adobe Captivate 2 movies support insertion of SWF animation created from Macromedia Flash 8.

Audio for rollover caption/image

In Macromedia Captivate, Audio does not stop playing for Rollover caption/image when mouse is moved away from Roll over area. This issue has been fixed with Adobe Captivate 2.

Power Builder 10

Adobe Captivate 2 works with Power Builder 10.

Number based keyboard shortcuts

Number based keyboard shortcuts work with the numeric pad in Adobe Captivate 2.


Review/scoring slides are now accessible to JAWS software with Adobe Captivate 2.

New ActiveX content implementation supported in Internet Explorer

Adobe Captivate 2 supports Internet Explorer’s new Active X content implementation to avoid user clicking on the SWF objects to activate them.

Opening external file through interactive object

In Macromedia Captivate, opening an external file feature through an interactive object does not work as expected. It always prefixes http://. This issue has been fixed in Adobe Captivate 2.

Import PPT file

In Macromedia Captivate, Microsoft Windows XP Limited user cannot import PPT file. This has been fixed in Adobe Captivate 2.

CP file size reduces by deleting audio

In Macromedia Captivate, deleting the audio used in the Captivate movie does not reduce the size of the movie (cp file). This has been fixed in Adobe Captivate 2.

Accurate placing of red triangle before capture

In Macromedia Captivate, the red rectangle that appears before capture does not place accurately. This has been fixed in Adobe Captivate 2.

Publishing EXE files with same name as SWF files

In Macromedia Captivate, SWF files get deleted on publishing EXE file of the same name. This has been fixed in Adobe Captivate 2.

PNG transparent images for buttons

In Macromedia Captivate, buttons do not support PNG transparent images. This has been fixed in Adobe Captivate 2.

Known Issues in Adobe Captivate 2

Matching type question

If numbering is selected as small, then answer is always reported as incorrect.


Temp folders are created inside the zip file if published via FTP.