I've created a 20 slide Captivate movie. Initially, the movie
was over 100 slides long and I had issues running it on various
computers. So, after reading through various postings, I decided to
create a master file for my demo, in which I inserted a new
"chapter" (swf) file per slide. Now the demo is running quite
smoothly. The problem I'm having is with the playback controls in
the master file. The Play/Pause button and the progress bar works
with the elements of the master file, however these buttons are not
controlling the chapter animations. So if the user is watching my
demo and wants to pause on one screencap, they are not able to -
everything stops but the animation. The animation either keeps on
playing or goes to a white screen and freezes up??
If anyone can help me with this, I would very much appreciate
To accomplish it easiest, use Captivate 1, not CP2. CP1 more
easily accommodates a Captivate movie-in-a-movie without problems.
CP2 is - in my opinion - handicapped in this regard by the "skin"
which requires a separate output file (if borders are selected).
To do it in CP2, open the movie to be inserted, and go to
Project - Skins - Border (tab) and de-select "Include Borders".
That will allow you to control the inserted movie from its own
playbar, and the "main" movie from its own playbar ... which is the
only way to make this work in the current iteration of Captivate.