Hi. I'm using TCS, and am using Captivate that comes with it. (v 3.01 build 589).
I'm trying to use Captivate to record software demonstrations, and have chosen this tool over Camtasia. I am finding I am limited in a few areas and am hoping it's just me. I'm trying to record in a small size (500 width by 375 height, the size is not negotiable). I need to be able to crop certain slides in order to make the text big enough to read, crop different areas of others, even record different sized slides in one project so that the demo is usable. I know that Captivate does not have Camtasia's pan-zoom capabilities, but can it do other things that will work the same? I tried a zoom area and it got fuzzy... I tried resizing the project and it cropped all my slides (even the ones to stay full-sized...).
I am recording in demonstration-recording mode, on a screen resolution of 800*600, and a recording size of 779*467 (which is admittedly somewhat arbitrary, I'm just playing guess and try again with the recording size).
Any help would be appreciated!!
Thanks in advance,
Break the project up so that the differently sized slides are in different projects, perhaps.
When you resize, it does the whole project, not just certain slides. You can daisy chain your output together so it looks like one project, even though it is actually comprised of many small chunks of varying sizes.
Captivate 4 has a panning function, but not sure if the zoom works well enough for what you want. You can download the Cap 4 trial for free and it lasts a month.
Hope this helps,
Thanks, I'll try your suggestions. Much appreciated!