We are recording a lot of software simulations for a client
project. A number of them have windows style drop down menus. There
is a problem taking manual screen captures that include the
dropdowns since the capture key (or any key struck on the kb)
causes the drop down to disappear.
Here is the workaround we have just developed. Run a MS
netmeeting between 2 systems, one running the Captivate, the other
running the application you are building the simulation for. Now
when you access a drop down, your partner can take the shots.
Tip. You have to keep the mouse off the the right of the
screen on the "application" system to avoid confusion and autohide
the Windows toolbar for the same reason.
This technique obviously requires coordination between you
and your partner via phone or netmeeting audio, but it does solve
the problem of the disappearning drop downs!