Hello Fellow Adobe Users,
I am working on a big project which involves importing 10 100+ slide projects from Powerpoint into Captivate in order to add more functionality to them (quizzes, etc). I just imported the first one and I am confused. Why can I not edit the slides in Captivate? Nothing (text, images, etc) is selectable. The whole slideshow works (with fades, animations, etc) in preview mode but nothing is editable. Do I need to be editing it in Powerpoint? If so, how do I go about using the Captivate functionality? Does it matter if the PPT is embedded vs. linked?
Thank you for any help. I'm sure this is basic stuff but I am lost!
Powerpoint slides are imported as video, you will not have the individual objects in Captivate, but they will play with animations like in a video.
If you want to have the objects, you have to create them in Captivate or do the editing in PPT using the roundtripping feature.
To expound on what Lilybiri said about roundtripping, you are able to right-click the slide and choose to edit in PowerPoint. Then when you click Save, the Captivate slide is updated.
As for linking VS embedding, if you clear the Linked option, the .CPTX file size grows because it stores the PPT file inside it. This may be useful if you travel and need to edit the PPT while on the road. If linked, the PPT remains where you pointed at it and Captivate maintains a link to the file.
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