In addition to previewing your entire project, there's a few other ways that you can preview changes that you've made to your Adobe Captivate projects. Let's go ahead and click back on the Preview button and take a look at our options. If you have animations on the slide, or you have things that happen based on the slide's time signature, you can simply click Play Slide. This is not going to create the slide into HTML5, but it is going to move through the animations in the view that you're currently in. If you have multiple slides and you want to start the presentation just from the slide that you're working on, you can choose Start From this Slide. There's also a button that defaults to play just the Next 5 slides, so it's going to create a mini project only using the slides you're currently on, plus four additional ones.
If you'd like to change the setting to play the next seven slides, or the next ten slides, you can change that in the global preferences that we've already looked at. Most commonly, I like to play the entire project. This allows me to look at not only the slide that I'm creating, but how that slides interacts with the slide before it, as well as the slides after it. And finally, and what we're going to look at in this video, is we can use Adobe Edge Inspect to actually preview this project directly on an iPad or a mobile phone. There's a couple of things you need to have installed for Edge Inspect to work. You need to download the Adobe Edge Inspect CC app from Adobe.
This is a free application to download. The second thing you need to do is to install the Adobe Edge Inspect plugin directly for Chrome. This is going to allow you to send that image from Chrome to a mobile device that's also running Adobe Edge Inspect. I have an iPad in front of me, and I've already connected the Adobe Edge Inspect application to my Google Chrome browser. So, when I select, Preview in Adobe Edge Inspect, it's going to automatically open up Google Chrome. I'll allow it to use my current location. And I can see that the Adobe Edge Inspect icon in Chrome is colored in.
If your icon is black and white, that means it's not communicating with your extra device. Now that I know that Adobe Edge is communicating with my laptop, anything that appears directly in my web browser will now also be visible on my laptop. For example, here I can go ahead and advance from the front slide to the first slide in our project and see that Sample text. I'm also viewing the exact same project in the iPad layout on my iPad. Let's go take a look what that looks like. Now that I've got Adobe Edge connected to my iPad, as I'm working on my project I can quickly preview both the 1024 pixel-wide view, as well as the 768 pixel-wide view on my iPad at the same time.
This can really help speed up your workflow, so you don't have to constantly switch between views in order to understand how your responsive project is taking shape.
- Choosing a project layout
- Applying and changing themes
- Adding text, media, and shapes
- Inserting interactive elements and widgets
- Adding audio and video
- Adding closed captions to video
- Using responsive templates, text, and images
- Accessing elearning
- Creating software simulations
- Publishing a Captivate project