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Using MS Paint to edit background image in Captivate - not available in windows 11

Community Beginner ,
Jun 27, 2023 Jun 27, 2023

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Hello Community,

The option to edit background images in a simulation with mspaint.exe was available in windows 10. However, in Windows 11, it does not take mspaint.exe. 
Steps: Right-click on slide > Find background > Right-click on background > Edit with > Open (here mspaint.exe used to work, not it doesn't seem to).

Please advise if there an option to resolve it. Thank you.

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Community Expert ,
Jun 27, 2023 Jun 27, 2023

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Which version of Captivate are you using? Only 11.8.1 is compatible with Win 11.

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Advisor ,
Jun 27, 2023 Jun 27, 2023

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Hmm... I am using 11.5.1.499 on Win 11 and it is working just fine for me.
Just in general - that is - I don't know about the MS Paint thing - never tried doing such a thing.

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Jun 27, 2023 Jun 27, 2023

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You have to tell that you are replacing a lot of Captivate's features by JS, which means you are not a normal user. Did you ever create a software simulation and use the Edit functionality for the Backgrounds folder in the Library? I use that a lot, but with Photoshop of course, not with Paint. BTW why not 11.5.5.553? I found your version rather buggy, but that may be due to the same difference in our workflows with Captivate.

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Jun 27, 2023 Jun 27, 2023

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I stopped updating when I realized that every time I update - Adobe unnecessarily changes my fonts and it is a lot of rework to fix.

So... If an update doesn't provide me with some sort of benefit - I don't waste my time.

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 26, 2023 Jul 26, 2023

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Thanks for the response. I am using version 11.8.0.586, I did update to 11.8.2 (CPC), however, the edit with paint option still does not work.

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Jul 26, 2023 Jul 26, 2023

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I'm sorry, but at this moment my older systems have not yet been updated to Win11, cannot double-check your claim about Edit with... not being possible. Does Win11 still have Paint?  I do use Photoshop to edit backgrounds and other images, Paint is really too basic to me.

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Yes, Win 11 has Paint. Photoshop (PS) works, however, in the absense of PS, Paint would work for basic editing. 

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