9 Replies Latest reply on Jun 24, 2011 5:12 AM by Lilybiri

    Exporting a PPT from Captivate

    jhf12 Level 1

      Hello,

       

      I have imported a PowerPoint (non-linked) into captivate and have created a course.  I would like to export the ppt slides from the captivate presentation (since updates have been made to the presentation).

       

      How do I do this?

       

      Thanks!

        • 1. Re: Exporting a PPT from Captivate
          Lilybiri MVP & Adobe Community Professional

          Hello,

           

          Sorry but it doesn't work in the other way, you can update a linked PPT in Captivate, you can import PPT-slides into Captivate but not turn a Captivate file into a PPT file.

           

          You could create a SWF from the CP-file and insert that in Powerpoint. Why would you want a PPT again? Perhaps I can offer another solutions if I know the reason.

           

          Lilybiri

          • 2. Re: Exporting a PPT from Captivate
            jhf12 Level 1

            Hi, thanks for the reply.  I am not trying to turn a captivate file into a ppt.  I am trying to export the ppt that is already in there (the one that I imported).  I don't know if that changes your answer at all, but thought I would clarify.

            • 3. Re: Exporting a PPT from Captivate
              Lilybiri MVP & Adobe Community Professional

              No, my answer doesn't change. Does it mean that you do not have the original PPT anymore? If the PPT is updated, and is linked to Captivate the update can be reflected in CP.

               

              Lilybiri

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              • 4. Re: Exporting a PPT from Captivate
                pjaising Adobe Employee

                Hi,

                 

                Follow these steps to get the PPT back from Captivate:

                1. In the Library panel, right-click the PPT and select Change to "Linked".
                2. It will open the Save As dialog, specify the folder name and click Save.
                3. You have the PPT saved now. If you wish to change it back to Enbedded mode, right-click the PPT again in the Library panel and select Change to "Embedded".

                 

                Let me know if this helps!

                 

                Pooja

                Adobe Captivate Team

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                • 5. Re: Exporting a PPT from Captivate
                  Lilybiri MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                  Hi Pooja,

                   

                  Thanks for this tip. I do rarely use PPT ...

                   

                  If the PPT was already linked, and perhaps it was moved or disappeared, you first have to change to embedded, and then back to linked.

                   

                  I just checked this out: created a CP-file from an (embedded) PPT, moved the original PPT to a different path, changed slides in CP and then followed your work flow. The PPT was created and it is always the original one, changes made in CP are not preserved, right?

                   

                  Will try to remember, Pooja, you did teach me something.

                   

                  Lieve

                  • 6. Re: Exporting a PPT from Captivate
                    pjaising Adobe Employee

                    Hi Lieve,

                     

                    I'm sure I can learn a lot more from you on Captivate...

                     

                    Regarding the workflow, the changes made to the PPT in embedded format are preserved and reflected in the PPT you get when the mode is changed to Linked...

                     

                    Regards,

                     

                    Pooja

                    • 7. Re: Exporting a PPT from Captivate
                      Lilybiri MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                      Hi Pooja,

                       

                      I tried it out, and changes were not preserved (in CP5.5): moved the original PPT elsewhere. I had added some text captions in CP and when saving as a PPT after changing Embedded to Linked, those TC's were not visible.

                       

                      Lieve

                      • 8. Re: Exporting a PPT from Captivate
                        pjaising Adobe Employee

                        Hi Lieve,

                         

                        Adding Captivate objects won't be preserved in the PPT. But the changes you make in the embedded PPT by right-clicking the slide/thumbnail and selecting Edit with Microsoft PowerPoint > Edit Presentation will be preserved.

                         

                        Pooja

                        • 9. Re: Exporting a PPT from Captivate
                          Lilybiri MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                          Hi Pooja,

                           

                          Yes, that I'm aware of. Perhaps I didn't get the question all right in this thread, so the original PPT will be saved but not the changes that has been done in Captivate, now all is clear.

                           

                          Lieve