Hmmm, I've never seen a Captivate that was presented that way. I'm not sure the development team ever considered this.
Perhaps this will help in understanding a possible reason.
Typical Flash movies are created using vector based images. As I understand it, vector based images use computer instructions to draw the image. This means it does not suffer a bit on the quality side at any size it is presented.
On the other hand, Captivate stores everything in a Flash format, but as Raster or Bitmapped images. With a bitmapped image, you simply have a mosaic of picture elements (pixels) that when viewed together compose the image. If the image is presented at a different size than intended, the quality will suffer. The degree to which it suffers is dependent upon how large the difference is between the original or intended size and the current size. Make it smaller and things get "fuzzy" or "blurry". Make it larger and you get something called "the jaggies" as blocky pixels are added in to compensate.
Because of this, I'm proposing the developers never considered a dynamic resize or full screen option.
Who knows, perhaps one of the Captivate development team is lurking and will pop in with more.
Hi Rick, thanks for the information. I am using the software to create "passive" screencast demonstrations. My hope was that, since it is an SWF to begin with, I could use the normal parameters of the Flash player.
An example of what I want to accomplish is actually the video on the Adobe Captivate Product Demos page, which is part of why I am confused:
Since the demo uses the fullscreen feature, I made an assumption that the demo was created using the product itself.
I have found a workaround on the Captivate blog and devnet, but was hoping to use it as a last resort. The sources recommend publishing the project to AVI and then uploading to Youtube:
If your or anyone else has further advice so that I can host the file myself and not be forced to use Youtube, it would be greatly appreciated.
Sorry, but I think what is outlined in the Developer Center articles will be what you have to do.
Adobe is fantastic and creates some terrific stuff. I'm sure they want to showcase what their products are capable of. Unfortunately, when they put all the whiz bang stuff on pages like what you linked to, it provides somewhat of a false illusion that what is being described can do this right out of the box.
As we all know, Adobe has vast resources and some really creative folks there that create amazing things.
Hopefully this helped a bit... Rick