This content has been marked as final. Show 6 replies
Hi GCSHEPH and welcome to our community
When you record something using Captivate, you basically see a red recording rectangle on the screen. The thing is, Captivate records whatever happens inside that area. So you may continue to press Alt+Tab to move between applications and Captivate records each application as it appears inside the area.
Does this make more sense?
Hopefully it will... Rick
Thanks. I tried the Alt Tab routine earlier but it makes for a relatively ugly look for the viewer who sees all of this happening. Maybe that's all that there is, but I thought I'd ask again. THANKS for the quick reply.
The actual process of switching via Alt+Tab will likely result in having screens showing the process of switching. Keep in mind that you are free to remove those unwanted screens after you create your demonstration/simulation so the end user never needs to see them. Instead, you could insert a blank slide that serves as a segue into the next segment.
Just a thought... Rick
Thanks again. I will follow your advice. I was just hoping to avoid having to go through and edit out all the Alt-Tab screens but it can be done. Cheers, Gary
You can also import your powerpoint slides into the project instead of recording them. Record the stuff you need to demo on the web, then go into the project and insert the PPT slide into the appropriate places. Then you do not need to use Alt+Tab and edit out the extra stuff. Since you are using Captivate 3 you can import the animations on your PPT slides.
A good idea here. The only possible issue is the chatover but it could be recorded and inserted after the slide is put in, the only problem being keeping the train of thought going for the overall demonstration. Thanks for your idea. Gary