Okay, after spending hours getting the audio to work, I'm now
very baffled by a few things:
1) Why doesn't Captivate record ALL of my mouse movements?
I've been recording some test movies, and when I go to edit mode,
only a portion of the mouse movements are there, and it's always at
the end of the timeline. For example, I moved the mouse all over
the pages, but it only recorded one "stroke."
2) Why does Captivate chop my recording into slides of random
3) When I preview slides, there is no audio.
I'm using the trial version as I'm considering purchasing,
but I'm having a hard time convincing myself that this is the
application to use. I'm also trying Camtasia, but the audio levels
are so low (and it crashes) that I keep coming back to Captivate.
Ugh. Deadline's approaching...
As far as previewing audio, are you using the Spacebar or F3
or clicking Preview > Play this slide or File > Preview >
Play this slide to watch the preview? If so, it's quite possible
you have managed to click the little speaker icon to mute the audio
during this method of preview. If you look between the Timeline and
the Edit area on the left side, you see a tiny little speaker icon.
If it's muted, there are no lines or dots on the icon.
Another thing that may be vexing you is found in the
recording options. Click Options > Recording Options... and look
at the Recording Options tab. Look at the last option. It is
labeled: Record actions in real time. If this is selected and you
wait 15 seconds before clicking an object or moving the mouse, that
time is then factored into the recording process and the slide will
then be 15 seconds or so long.