Are you able to see the animation if you grab the playhead and scrub?
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Yes I can see it when I grab the playhead and I can move through the animation by scrubbing, but as soon as I let go of the playhead the animation disappears. I want to freeze it.
I'm having this problem also, and introduced a feature demand about it. The animation is visible in the starting situation and you can watch it by playing the slide or scrubbing the timeline but it is not possible to freeze it at a certain frame. You should have to calculate the frame which is not as easy as in Flash. Please support our demand by introducing a feature demand
Okay, here is a temporary workaround. I use this technique ALL THE TIME. Actually, just yesterday I used it repeatedly for about 5 hours for something I'm building in Captivate.
You will need to have more than just Captivate open. It doesn't really matter what, just that another application is open and maximized to fill the entire screen.
Scrub the playhead in Captivate until you get the image you want.
Without releasing the mouse, carefully press Alt+Tab to switch to the maximized application. Then release the mouse.
Upon returning to Captivate, you should see that the playhead is right where you left it. Somewhat in a state of suspended animation, As if you are still in the midst of scrubbing!
At this point you have some options. You may choose to click Insert and proceed to insert a Caption or a Highlight Box.
The edit area should remain put until you park the playhead.
I discovered this by accident one day and I really hope Adobe never "fixes" it as it's quite useful!
Thanks, Rick, for sharing your workaround! Until we get a solution from the CP-team, this will do...
Thanks Rick. Great workaround. Here's hoping Adobe sort something less fiddly out.