This post is late-coming. But a few months, I experimented with Captivate for a couple of weeks and created a complete course.
In learning the software, I ran into a number of road-blocks that I had to deduce myself.
Since then, certain features may have been updated, or my understanding may be simply incorrect. Especially since this is cobbled from post-it notes and memory.
But here are a few tips that I found to be invaluable information which may help you in getting started with Captivate, or if you're having a particular issue.
I hope this helps a few of you. If you find that any of this information is wrong, please feel free to correct me. I apologize for the lateness in posting.