I'm trying to transfer files from Cp3 to Cp5 and need Cp4 to make the move. I've been searching everywhere and cannot find a trial or software available for purchase. Any help?
Thank you, I appreciate your help with this!
Emily Dessem, MSW
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National Council on Aging
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I recently upgraded about 80 projects that were originally created in Cp3 (badly I must say) into Cp5 - there were some issues with the quiz elements that caused problems on the upload and some issues with the fonts (resolved by modifiying the styles) but apart from that they came across generally OK. I did not used Cp4 once in the process. What is causing the issue that leads you to do a two stage process?
"I recently upgraded about 80 projects that were originally created in Cp3 (badly I must say) into Cp5 - there were some issues with the quiz elements that caused problems on the upload and some issues with the fonts (resolved by modifiying the styles) but apart from that they came across generally OK"
I have just transfered 10 projects from Cp3 to Cp5. The projects were absolutely trashed in the process.
fig 1 How the slide looks in Captivate (text in centre of page)
fig 2 How the slide plays in web page (text at bottom of page)
Did you have to change anything in Cp3 before opening them in Cp5?
Cant help with the Text Animations - but suggesting here that Art Deco was not there for Cp4 (not sure) and its picked the next one in the sequence (alpha order in list).
Went from Cp3 to Cp4, fixed issues with layouts. Then from Cp4 to Cp5 and corrected fonts etc by applying styles...
But is was a while ago that I did this, so might have missed something in between there!
I have sorted the fish thing thanks.
In regard to downloading CP4 I think I'd rather stick my hand in a vice than purchase a 3rd iteration of this program. To be honest I thinking of cutting my loses and abandoning Cp5 altogether and just working in Cp3. My personal experience of using Cp5 hasn't been good at all.
I think your strategy of just developing entirely in Cp3 might be headed for trouble in the long run as well since it doesn't output to the latest Flash Player versions. Certainly those more recent FP versions can usually still play something that was set up for say FP9, but there are sometimes issues with the playback.
I can appreciate your frustration with the changes from version to version. Having worked with Cp since before Cp1, I now just accept that every time a new version is released I'm going to have a few upgrade issues. That's why I still have all versions from Cp3 through to Cp6 on my development laptop.
But I have to admit that when I was cleaning off some old programs last night to make room for Cp6, Camtasia 8, and Storyline, poor old Cp3 was lucky not to see the trash bin. I can't recall using it at any time in the past year. Even Cp4 I only keep around for testing purposes because we still build our widgets to be compatible with it.
"I think your strategy of just developing entirely in Cp3 might be headed for trouble in the long run as well since it doesn't output to the latest Flash Player versions. "
Hi Rod. Under the curcumstances I don't have time to lovingly re-tool 20 projects in Cp5 which I have already created in Cp3, I just don't and that is that. Unless I can find a smother way to convert them it's Cp3 or nothing. I will just have to redo them bit by bit at some future date.
No problem. In the same circumstances I might make the same decision.
Putting myself in your position, I considered that if I WAS potentially headed for trouble, I'd always appreciate it that someone was kind enough to warn me about it, rather than just stand by and watch me suffer. Wouldn't you?
If it's quite likely that you WILL need to redo these projects, leaving it too long to upgrade them might mean that one day the source files are too far behind to be of any real use and you have to start again from scratch. It's usually safer to increment ONE version at a time because that way the upgrade issues are smaller.
"If it's quite likely that you WILL need to redo these projects,"
I probably will but I suspect that that might take less time than re-jigging all of the flaws caused by converting from 3 to 5.
"It's usually safer to increment ONE version at a time because that way the upgrade issues are smaller."
Do you know if Cp4 is still availible as a trial?
You won't get it from Adobe. In the past I've seen forum posts asking if anyone had a trial version install file that they could share and someone might be able to put it up for download, but these get harder to find as the versions fall further behind.
For your current approach, you might be wise to start stocking up on trial version install files and putting them away somewhere safe for when the time comes you need to make the upgrade trek. You're now officially 4 versions behind the current version (which by the way is looking great).
Something else I just thought of that you might need to be aware of: Many users report that Captivate 3 will not work on their WinVista or Win7 OS...no matter what compatibility settings they tried.
Cp3 works fine on my Win7 64bit laptop, but I seem to have been remarkably lucky about that for some reason. When Win7 was first released there were lots of users that were forced into upgrading to Cp4 or Cp5 as a result.
This might mean that unless you keep a WinXp box floating around for personal use, the day must eventually come when your trusty Cp3 will siimply not run on your new development machine OS.
Just another nail in the coffin...
1. Ask for a trial here and maybe someone who has it stashed away will share it. I'm not sure of Adobe's policy on that, but as they're just trials and not 'cracked' or the like, I'd imagine it's ok?
2. Look at http://www.oldversion.com - just in case
3. Ask for volunteers to do this simple update process for you - maybe someone will do it for free, or ask for a nominal fee.
"the day must eventually come when your trusty Cp3 will siimply not run on your new development machine OS.
Just another nail in the coffin..."
My trusty Cp3? I find that a little antagonistic. I would love to upgrade my projects into the Cp5 I just paid a thousand bucks for. Unfortunately due to formating changes and the time required to fix them it just isn't an option.
I created the original projects on the lap top running Win7, so that isn't the issue.