If I were you I would drop the animation text parts. I have encountered quite a few issues with text animations and projects published with AS3.
I recently did some work for a client that had a massive course that had a lot of text animations and was published as AS3. All of the sudden none of their Captivate files worked any more and they couldn't view, preview or publish anything. The fix was to remove all the text animations and then the course worked perfectly well again.
that's really helpful to know - if painful to accept
The client was quite excited about the possibilities of having a flash video side by side with scrolling tapescript (essential for non-English speakers to follow the content) but I guess we are in workaround country.
In reading this thread it seems to me that you are each talking about different things. Paul seems to be talking about a Flash Animation (recorded using who knows what) that contains an area of scrolling text. Michael appears to be talking about Text Animations one may insert using Captivate.
If Michael's suggestion works for you, that's terrific and I'm pleased to see it solved the issue. But I remain a bit skeptical given that you seem to be talking about different things.
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Rick you are right. I am talking about the text animations from Captivate. Now that I read the post again I see that most likely Paul is talking about some externally developed flash animations containing some scrolling text.
Then it shouldn't be a problem at all to have that Flash content in the course. The problems I experienced are only related to the text animation feature in Captivate itself.
yes, thanks for pointing that out Rick. When you said 'text animation' Michael, I got confused as I was thinking of the 'dynamic text' feature in Flash which is used to get scrolling text in a swf.
I have been doing different types of diagnostics and I am beginning to suspect that the villain isnt the media I've been embedding (either flash movie or scrolling text inside a swf) but the overlayered table of contents. I didn't mention this before as I assumed that it was a standard part of the program.
Looks like if I don't enable the table of contents - a shame as it allows for a lot more learner autonomy - my projects work (3 out of 3 attempts haven't yet produced a crash on exporting ..)
Could that be it? Any comments on menus / table of contents making projects unstable?