It could just be me, but Captivate seems slow to load. Also,
when moving objects around when I want to position some text etc,
there's a noticeable time delay. I'm running other applications as
well i.e. Authorware 8, which when I switch to this application
it's not slow suggesting its not my machine but captivate. I assume
Authorware 8 is a bigger application than Captivate is memory use
etc? Or is Captivate quite resource hungary?
Anyway, I'm due a new machine, so hopefully this won't be an
> It could just be me, but Captivate seems slow to load.
Also, when moving
> objects around when I want to position some text etc,
there's a noticeable
> delay. I'm running other applications as well i.e.
Authorware 8, which
> when I
> switch to this application it's not slow suggesting its
not my machine but
> captivate. I assume Authorware 8 is a bigger application
than Captivate is
> memory use etc? Or is Captivate quite resource hungary?
> Anyway, I'm due a new machine, so hopefully this won't
be an issue
Captivate can be kind of resource hungry.
If your Authorware file is paused or running too, then you
may possibly get
resource issues - but that depends on your machine too.
If you really are running Authorware *8* then you know
something I don't
webacity: I have the same issue. It's not just you. I have
found whenever I have two buttons and a couple of rollovers on the
same screen, Captivate takes a long time to move from one slide to
the next. On the other hand, when I record a simulation that has
screen prints and click boxes, it is easier to move from one slide
to the next.
But right now, I'm working on a project where the only
objects on the slides are image, text caption, and two buttons and
Captivate3 takes a long time to move from one slide to the next. It
runs very slow!
Btw, I bought my computer this year (2008) and my computer
Dell Vostro 1500, Intel Core 2 Duo T5270, 1.4GHz, 800Mhz, 2M
15.4 inch Wide Screen XGA LCD display with TrueLife for
2GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2 DIMM
128MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
80G 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
Genuine Windows XP Home Edition, SP2
If anyone knows how to make Captivate run faster, I would
Unless I'm mistaken, the beginning of this thread is citing
an issue quite different from yours. I read the initial thread as
saying that things move in slow motion when making edits in the
Captivate application. Yours seems to indicate that Captivate
doesn't seem to play back fast enough. Perhaps when you click a
One thing to note here is that the default action of a Button
or Click Box object is to simply "Continue playing project". So if
the slide is set for perhaps 10 seconds and you haven't changed the
action from the default, you may be expecting the next slide to
immediately appear when clicked. If this is the case, you need to
change the action so that instead of simply proceeding play, the
action is to immediately go to the next slide.
Thanks for the welcome, Captiv8r, and thanks for trying to
solve my problem. I should explain that I was talking about editing
in Captivate like the initial post, not in playback mode. I can see
where the confusion lies.
When I move objects and text captions, there is a time delay.
And when I am in Edit mode, and I click to slide 11 from slide 12,
there is a time delay before I can even start working on the new
Seems I recall that if you have Text Animations or something
like that on your slides it can slow things down. You might try
using the little icons to hide objects on the slide to see if
I suppose this can also happen if your project is just so
large it is choking the computer. I'm talking something like
1024x768 or larger and 100+ slides.