I create "lectures" by basically importing PowerPoint slides
into Captivate and then recording audio.
I would like to point (with the cursor, for example, or even
highlight) specific words, equations or regions in the slide while
I am recording the audio. I know I can first record audio and then
include all types of effects (edit) later on, but that takes more
time. Is it possible to "save" cursor movements while recording
audio with Captivate? I do not want to use a screencasting software
for doing that because of the larger file size it would generate.
No, as far as I know it isn't possible to accomplish what you
are wanting. Not if you simply imported the PowerPoint and went
from there. You might try this approach if you are using Captivate
3. Set PowerPoint up to play in a window and adjust the size to
what you wish to see in Captivate. Then launch Captivate and record
using the full motion option. The full motion option was improved
in Captivate 3 so as to accommodate longer recordings.