Adobe Cap­ti­vate 5 is packed with a lot of new and very inter­est­ing fea­tures and func­tion­al­ity.  Here is an overview of those I find most interesting.


The new GUI

Adobe Cap­ti­vate 5 has a brand new Graph­i­cal User Inter­face that resem­bles the other Adobe prod­ucts like Pho­to­Shop and Flash.

Mas­ter Slides

Just like with MicroSoft Pow­er­Point it is now pos­si­ble to use the Mas­ter Slide con­cept in Adobe Cap­ti­vate 5. This makes the work­flow eas­ier because you can set up your entire lay­out and design on the Mas­ter Slide and one need to do it once. It is also pos­si­ble to use mul­ti­ple Mas­ter Slides in Adobe Cap­ti­vate 5.

Object Styles

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!

Pub­lish to

With Adobe Cap­ti­vate 5 you can pub­lish your con­tent to and share it with learn­ers and review­ers from around the world. The cool thing about this is that if you don’t have an LMS then you can use this fea­ture and still col­lect quiz scores and results from your learners.

Ani­ma­tion effects

Adobe Cap­ti­vate 5 now also makes it pos­si­ble to ani­mate things. Ear­lier you had to use Adobe Flash in order to make an image or object move from left to right but now this is pos­si­ble directly from within Adobe Cap­ti­vate 5.

Video over­haul

Adobe Cap­ti­vate 5 has a new rutine for han­dling video in your projects. It works much bet­ter than Adobe Cap­ti­vate 4. You can now import video and syn­chro­nize it with the project, slide, or a set of slides.


Other things worth men­tion­ing with Adobe Cap­ti­vate 5 is improved quizzing design and con­trol, new and bet­ter record­ing rutine, improved round-tripping between Adobe Cap­ti­vate 5 and other Adobe Prod­ucts (and Pow­er­Point too), new and improved Wid­get API

In the next cou­ple of days I will post a more detailed review and look at each of these top­ics start­ing with the new GUI.