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Adobe Captivate 7: Beyond the Essentials by Kevin Siegel

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Custom Recordings

You can create software demonstrations or simulations using Captivate. Typical demonstrations include text captions that explain what’s about to happen, and then a mouse automatically moves across the screen to perform the action.

With a simulation, you can have text captions explaining a concept, just like a demonstration, but you can include interactive hotspots (click boxes) that let the user actually perform the required steps.

Between demonstrations and simulations, I recommend you create simulations, especially if you are working by yourself and don’t have the resources to create both a demonstration and simulation for the same lesson. Why are simulations better? It’s always better to let a user perform the step-by-step ...

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