When I insert Captivate 5 swf's into powerpoint and Publish with Presenter the movie flickers and do not start!
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Unfortunately guys, I wish I had better news, but there's a reason why Captivate 5 content will not run in Adobe Presenter.
By default, Cp 5 now publishes using Actionscript 3 and that's the culprit!
Presenter is still using Actionscript 2.0 so the problem here is that the governing codebase in P7 doesn't recognize, and therefore cannot run/execute/understand the codebase coming from Captivate 5.
There is, however, a workaround: rather than inserting the Cp swf into PPT (for Presenter output), you can link to the Captivate content as externally accessible content. An obvious drawback here is that you'll have another browser window to contend with, but there are a few upsides to this approach as well; namely, if your Captivate content ever needs to be updated, you can do that without ever having to republish your Presenter course. I've utilized this approach a number of times, and although there's some upfront homework to deal with, it's been a time-saver in the long term.
Now, as for the Flash file/buttons you mentioned....I have a quick question for you: are you coding your Flash piece using Actionscript 3? Again, as weith Captivate 5, anything with AS 3.0 in it will be completely ignored in Presenter 7. Also be sure that when you set up a Flash file (and definitely before you publish/export your flash content) you'll need to set the Publish Settings for Actionscript 2.0.
Until Adobe updates Presenter, this is going to be something we all will need to deal with.
I was having this trouble too.
I can insert a SWF file from Captivate in a PowerPoint 97-2033 format file. It will run just fine when published.
The problem I had was when I tried to insert a SWF file from Captivate into a PowerPoint 2007 file. It just shows a blank page when published.
Save your PowerPoint as a 97-2003 format.