2 Replies Latest reply on May 22, 2008 7:27 AM by jkordani

    Library for assests?

    jkordani
      Is there a way to manage assets in such a way as to allow for easy republishing given updates to assets?

      The general idea that I am trying to go for is this. Imagine a project has many images in its slides. Imagine that some of these images might not be completed yet, or are expected to change over time. Now, imagine that instead of having to readd each image as it changes, one simply needs to republish the project, and image links get resolved, and the most current version of the file gets imported. Does there exist such a magic wand yet? :-)

      J Kordani
        • 1. Re: Library for assests?
          Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
          Hi J

          In one sense, this may be possible. Here's the deal. As you use Captivate to record a demonstration, each snapshot becomes the Background image of each slide. But you do have the ability to use something like TechSmith's SnagIt to capture screen grabs manually. You could then insert each into its own slide.

          So if Captivate does this automatically, why would one want to go the long way?

          Precisely for the reasons you outlined. If you aren't sure about the final result! So here's the deal. You might construct your Captivate manually and save each screen capture in a specific folder. Later, when the screens become final or are in need of updating, you would simply use the screen capture application to copy the new version and save it to the folder using the same file names as before. Then, inside Captivate, select all the images (you might consider creating a specific folder in your Library to keep them all together) and update them. You update by right-clicking the selection and choosing Update from the context menu, by pressing the Ctrl+Alt+D shortcut or by clicking the Library toolbar icon.

          Because these were inserted from a folder on your hard drive, the update function reads that folder again and copies the new images in, replacing what was there.

          So while it's no "Magic wand", the function should work for you. Seems to work for me.

          Cheers... Rick
          • 2. Re: Library for assests?
            jkordani Level 1
            I didn't see:
            View -> Show Library.
            because I am blind.

            Thanks! This is exactly what I was looking for.