Thanks Rick, when I go into preferences/start and end I do not get the same
options as you show, my screen shows project start options and then tick
boxes for loading screen/password protect - nothing about auto play.
I have managed to resolve it though by deleting the click mouse from my
first slide and it is now starting automatically.
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Well, it's because you didn't advise up front what version of Captivate you are using. As you seemed to be a new user, it would appear I mistakenly assumed you were using version 4.
You might want to review the link below:
As for auto starting, if you are using Captivate 3 or older, it should already be playing automagickally. This would infer you have a Button, Click Box or Text Entry Box object on the first slide. Any of those objects will typically pause the playback until they are dealt with.
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