Monthly Archives: August 2011

Static and Interactive Button Widgets in Captivate

Recently I was approached by a former Captivate student who had a question regarding Button widgets.  Wait…what’s a widget?  So glad you asked!  A widget is a SWF file (Flash object) that can be inserted into a Captivate project.  Captivate developers use widgets to broaden and enhance Captivate’s functionality.  For instance, widgets can be utilized to insert a personalized printable certificate at the end of a lesson, insert a chart or table within Captivate, or even add a Twitter feed. Widgets provide … Continue reading

Adobe Presenter Updated (7.0.7)

It’s an exciting time for Adobe Presenter users because it’s been updated and now supports ActionScript 3.0.  This means you can add AS3 SWF files (from Captivate 5 and Captivate 5.5).  This also means Adobe Presenter content also works with Adobe Connect 8.  Can you hear all the cheers? There are a couple things you will want to be aware of: Adobe Presenter 7.0.7 is a FREE UPGRADE for anyone who currently own Adobe Presenter 7 or ANY version of … Continue reading

Use Auto Fill to Quickly Add Data to your Excel Spreadsheets

Tired of manually typing in repetitive data in Excel? Let auto fill do the work for you! Auto fill is a nifty tool that will allow you to quickly add repetitive or sequential data to your spreadsheets. Imagine that you have a spreadsheet that keeps track of how many hours each employee works per weekday. Instead of typing out each weekday, simply type in Monday (or Mon if you prefer to abbreviate) and press the enter key. Now, select the … Continue reading