1 Reply Latest reply on May 19, 2009 1:43 AM by macrofireball

    presentation from a PDF

    DarrelTenter Level 1

      Greetings,

       

      We have a 320 page book which we would like to integrate into our online training. I want to do more than just embed audio into the pdf (which makes a very large file). I'd like to use some of Captivate's features. I just can't seem to figure out the right mix. I can convert the book to swf with FlashPaper. But I can't really work with that page by page in Flash or Captivate. Can I insert pages from my PDF book into Captivate? It seems like SWF, PDF, and Captivate should be able to work nicely together.

       

      Thanks,

      DT

        • 1. Re: presentation from a PDF
          macrofireball Level 3

          Hi there,

           

          Currently there isn't any way of inserting a PDF directly into an Adobe Captivate project. What you could do is link to a certain part of the PDF using a click box or a button using the Open URL or File option of the On success menu.

           

          Below is some examples of how you could do this I found on the web.

           

             <a href="http://www.adobe.com/prodlist.pdf#page=3"/>
             <a href="http://www.adobe.com/prodlist.pdf#namedest=Digital-Imaging"/>
             <a href="http://www.adobe.com/prodlist.pdf#zoom=200,250,100"/>

          Another option would be take the text from the PDF you want to include on a slide and display this using a Rollover Slidelet
          Insert > Rollover Slidelet.

          This way you would ensure that the content from the PDF is presented in more manageable chunks.
          In virtually all cases, presenting learners with a large amount of text tends stifle not aid learning

          Best - Mark