I'm unable to get Snap to fit to work in Captivate 3. It
doesn't snap to the desired window. It does change size, but it is
proportionally larger and misaligned. Oddly, the resulting movie is
sized in the correct proportions (same as the desired window), but
the image is shifted about 20 pixels down and to the right, so you
can see the desktop (or whatever is behind the window). Also, you
can see two sides of the red box (due to the misalignment). This
red box behavior happens in both "application" and "custom size".
If I choose full screen, I get a message "The recording dimensions
you have selected are greater than 1024x768. Proceeding with these
dimensions will work, however for improved performance Adobe
Captivate suggest you to reduce the recording area." [Obviously not
written by an English speaker.]
My laptop's screen resolution is set to 1680x1050, so I don't
understand the "1024x768" part. Also, in the Captivate recording
dialog, it displays "Recording size: 1344x840" in the upper right
corner. I don't know where those dimensions come from.
I've tried changing my laptop's resolution to 1024x768, but
the resulting Captivate box is still proportionately larger.
Very odd, and the behavior makes the program virtually
I think I figured it out... I changed Vista's display color
setting from 32 bit (the default setting) to 16 bit ("Classic"
apparently). If this is a requirement, shouldn't Captivate have
detected the discrepancy?