Thanks for brining this up, i have since run into this annoyance. It pretty much stops you from being able to easily do your branding within a larger pallette and shrinking your ppt area off to the side.. Does anyone have a way aroudn this?
Apart from the above - Import ppt slides to Cap 4 > export this to Flash >publish > this gives individual swfs > import these back into Cap 4.
Oh yeah - and then HOPE that somewhere along the line that the font colours haven't changed and any animations still work.
I think I shall be sticking with Cap 3.
(mind you i did notice that the FULL version of Camtasia Studio costs as much as the Cap 4 upgrade. I dont know how well this can handle ppt slides but may be worth a look.....)
'Am a bit disappointed Adobe!
One option with using PowerPoint and Captivate is to use it the "Camtasia way". What I mean by this is that you configure PowerPoint to play the slideshow, then record it as it plays. That's how I understand Camtasia works with it. If you want a smaller size than full screen, configure PP to play in a window. Then adjust the window to the size you desire.
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Thank you all for your replies.
I have found a work around for the near term.
- I take my ppt slides and import into Cap 4 and select my smaller size there and save the project.
- Create a larger canvas and then import slides into this canvas and it maintains the smaller size slides, then i can maintain my larger canvas for branding and images.