4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 28, 2008 3:25 AM by ellenwill

    Closed Captioning

      Since Closed Captioining is the Accessibility function for Recording, I thought I would ask the question in this forum.

      I have a myriad of notes in all my projects. Unfortunately, if I voice over my notes, the file expands 2 to 3 fold. Not always a good idea. However, I have all thees great slide notes that no one can see in the published product. I can put it in the Accessibility for 508 compliance, but only those few users with screen readers can utilize that method of retrieving the notes. I would like to put those notes into a closed caption, but in order to do so, I must have an audio track - that I do not wish to have.

      Has anyone come up with a good method of displaying the slide notes for the viewer to see. I would like to have a scrolling colsed captioning text window that will display the notes. I have read the Help but not found this functionality in Capivate. Any ideas?
        • 1. Re: Closed Captioning
          Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
          Hi PaulFinnell

          I suppose one way to achieve this would be to create some audio clips that are nothing more than silence. Then attach them to your slides and off you go.

          Just a thought... Rick
          • 2. Re: Closed Captioning
            PaulFinnell Level 1
            Did that to begin with and figured out how to overcome some issues with doing so, but, do you have an idea on the scrolling? I can not seem to get the text to scroll. Am I missing a process step?
            • 3. Re: Closed Captioning
              Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
              Hi again

              Ahhhh, you mentioned scrolling. I offer my sincere apologies for spacing that off. There is currently no way for Captivate Closed Captioning to work that way. You would have to create your own little Flash widget to do that if that's the way you want it to work. Currently, it simply blasts one, two or three lines at a time into the Closed Captioning display area. (How many lines depends on how much text is inside the Closed Captioning segment as well as how many lines you have configured to show)

              Cheers... Rick
              • 4. Re: Closed Captioning

                I am also trying to include non-audio notes in my project and wanted to use closed captioning as would be sufficient but i cannot do it with out adding audio :-<

                Is there any way to add notes without closed captioning that can be turned on or off with CC button?