I have to say I'm feeling rather stupid posting again and again -- there is a team of us working from a central repository and due to deadlines, we had a couple of projects started before we finalised a template.
Now that we have a template, it seems extremely difficult to apply the designed skin onto the existing project. Even though I saved the template skin, I could not find it's source file and none of the export fundtions actually facilitates the skin definitions.
I tried opening the project on the machine on which the skin was designed assuming I could choose it from the drop down selection - but - alas - even though it was saved, it was no where on that list.
By pure fluke, I had the template and the working project open at the same time and found out I could then - and only then - choose the skin from the template when changing skin settings for the proejct.
Is this how it's meant to happen, or am I missing something huge?....
Also - having attempted a number of times to export settings via XML and re-importing them straight back in (on the same machine using the same template/project file), the importing of the XML file fails every single time.
I wouldn't mind attaching it in case it needs reviewing, however, I did not edit/reqrite anything from it's Captivate output, nor can I find a means of attaching files to this forum....
Not my day, is it?!
Thanks for your help, shani.
The skin gets saved in the preferences folder.
If you have created a custom skin and saved it, then it will be saved as .ini file in the Captivate Preferences folder.
(C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe\Captivate 5\Themes assuming you have installed captivate in C:\ directory)
Each time captivate launches, it retrieves all the saved skins from this folder.
So, if there is any custom saved skin then it should get listed in the Skin Editor >> Skin drop down irrespective of the project in which it was created.