the application screen to Captivate’s preset size “790×545 Browser”
To size the application screen
The actual capture size is 990×570, determined by the template, and shown in the Captivate capture dialog box.
Set up a white background – a blank Word document in draft mode works well–and position the application screen against it. This provides the white border at left and top for logo, text boxes, etc.
Test the captures first. This can be done as you write the outline. Make sure that no dialog boxes, menus, tooltips, etc., extend outside the boundaries of the application. If necessary, reposition the screen and capture box against the edge of the screen to "force" these elements inside the boundaries of the application. If the entire menu does not fit, use your best judgment as to which part of the menu to display, and if necessary, explain in the text.
Starting after opening
slide, record steps in ‘Training simulation” mode, with 990×570 size (determined
by template). The application screen goes in bottom right corner
of capture area. (See screenshot below.)
Tip: it’s easier to re-position the application screen inside the red Captivate capture box than to re-position the capture box.
Tip: Take lots of extra captures, especially if you are capturing remotely, and save a copy of the project as “[name]_backup,” in case you need the additional captures later. Then you can safely delete the extra slides, backgrounds, etc. from the active version.
You may find it easier
to capture only a few screens at a time, especially if a dialog box is
too large or out of position. In this case, end the capture (press the
"End" key), then reposition the screen or dialog box.
Save project as "[name]_interactive."