2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 15, 2015 5:12 AM by BDuckWorks

    Can Captivate record DOS system commands, such as the 'F' keys?

    rdevai Level 1

      I have to create a training program for a system which is DOS-based. So, whenever I hit the 'F' keys, the Captivate file does not capture that on the final recording. How can I do that?

        • 1. Re: Can Captivate record DOS system commands, such as the 'F' keys?
          RodWard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Fake it.

           

          Take a capture of the inside of a DOS window running on your desktop and use that to make it LOOK like what you want.

          • 2. Re: Can Captivate record DOS system commands, such as the 'F' keys?
            BDuckWorks Level 4

            I've used screengrab utilities to capture the text of the DOS screen and pasted into Word. (SnagIt version 11 and earlier had this functionality, it is not available in version 12 or later.)

             

            I then created a style within Word that used a mono-spaced font, applied text color, background color, added a border, and a shadow. These items together made it appear the the DOS text was a screen grab, yet the text was searchable, modifiable and reusable.

             

            Specific to your question, I'd create graphics of the F-keys and add them to the page.

             

            You may be able to edit the preferences of Captivate and change the recording options so that the F-keys aren't used, which may allow them to be 'captured' during a recording.