Adobe Cap¬≠ti¬≠vate 5 is packed with a lot of new and very inter¬≠est¬≠ing fea¬≠tures and func¬≠tion¬≠al¬≠ity.¬† Here is an overview of those I find most interesting.
Adobe Cap¬≠ti¬≠vate 5 has a brand new Graph¬≠i¬≠cal User Inter¬≠face that resem¬≠bles the other Adobe prod¬≠ucts like Pho¬≠to¬≠Shop and¬†Flash.
Just like with MicroSoft Pow¬≠er¬≠Point it is now pos¬≠si¬≠ble to use the Mas¬≠ter Slide con¬≠cept in Adobe Cap¬≠ti¬≠vate 5. This makes the work¬≠flow eas¬≠ier because you can set up your entire lay¬≠out and design on the Mas¬≠ter Slide and one need to do it once. It is also pos¬≠si¬≠ble to use mul¬≠ti¬≠ple Mas¬≠ter Slides in Adobe Cap¬≠ti¬≠vate¬†5.
Adobe Cap¬≠ti¬≠vate 5 allows you to apply a vari¬≠ety of styles to your objects. This makes it quicker and eas¬≠ier to get a con¬≠sis¬≠tent look in your entire project. And behold ‚Äď the ‚ÄúApply to all‚ÄĚ actu¬≠ally works¬†now!
Pub¬≠lish to Acrobat.com
With Adobe Cap¬≠ti¬≠vate 5 you can pub¬≠lish your con¬≠tent to Acrobat.com and share it with learn¬≠ers and review¬≠ers from around the world. The cool thing about this is that if you don‚Äôt have an LMS then you can use this fea¬≠ture and still col¬≠lect quiz scores and results from your learners.
Adobe Cap¬≠ti¬≠vate 5 now also makes it pos¬≠si¬≠ble to ani¬≠mate things. Ear¬≠lier you had to use Adobe Flash in order to make an image or object move from left to right but now this is pos¬≠si¬≠ble directly from within Adobe Cap¬≠ti¬≠vate¬†5.
Adobe Cap¬≠ti¬≠vate 5 has a new rutine for han¬≠dling video in your projects. It works much bet¬≠ter than Adobe Cap¬≠ti¬≠vate 4. You can now import video and syn¬≠chro¬≠nize it with the project, slide, or a set of slides.
Other things worth men¬≠tion¬≠ing with Adobe Cap¬≠ti¬≠vate 5 is improved quizzing design and con¬≠trol, new and bet¬≠ter record¬≠ing rutine, improved round-tripping between Adobe Cap¬≠ti¬≠vate 5 and other Adobe Prod¬≠ucts (and Pow¬≠er¬≠Point too), new and improved Wid¬≠get¬†API
In the next cou¬≠ple of days I will post a more detailed review and look at each of these top¬≠ics start¬≠ing with the new¬†GUI.