I am new to Captivate (still playing with the Trial) and is
evaluating the software before making the purchase. (That means I
may ask stupid questions....)
I was trying to use Captivate to generate a demostration for
a certain application software. When it came to the point that the
software popped up a editing window, I couldn't find an Captivate
fuction or hot key that allow me to instruct Captivate to switch
its focus to that pop up window. What I have done was dragging the
pop up window and place it inside the Captivate red border box.
And, the pop up window size was larger than the capturing size I
have defined. I also couldn't find a way in Captivate to auto-fit
the pop up window into the boundary (which is available for the
main window before start recording).
1. Is there any way to instruct Captivate to switch its focus
to other applications or windows during recording? Or, what I have
done is already the way?
2. Is the auto-fit function available for the newly focused
If you click Options > Recording Options... is there a
check mark in the field labeled "Move new windows inside recording
area"? If so, my guess is that Captivate simply isn't recognizing
the window as a standard window. There could be different reasons
for this. Perhaps the application developer is calling it in an
unusual way. If you
don't see a check mark in the option, it's possible that
placing one there will fix the issue. To a certain extent.
Are you able to resize this window? If so, does it retain its
size once you do if you close it and open it again? If so, perhaps
that's all you need in order to re-capture your actions. Otherwise,
this falls into the area of considerations when planning your
movie. You simply may need to increase the size of the move before
recording, so the other window will fit.