Leaving the cave

Captivate in need of glasses


Last week I used Adobe’s Captivate 5 for the first time to produce small e-learning topics.

Once the topics were published (SWF), the text captions looked blurry. I recognized the problem from previous versions. It had everything to do with anti-aliasing. So I searched the option to disable the anti-aliasing.

What do you think, the option was gone.

Luckily, google found me an answer: http://forums.adobe.com/message/3059559?tstart=0

Altering the HTML file that calls the SWF did the trick.

If you do not want to add this line to each project you publish, you can change the source file that Captivate uses when publishing content. By default (Win7 machine), it is located here:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Captivate 5\Templates\Publish\standard.htm

The cause for the blurred text is still not clear to me. Perhaps it was the rescaling of the project (without rescaling the captions), the source files (created with Captivate 3), something else… Any help welcome.

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