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working on same project simultaneously on multiple machines

New Here ,
Sep 19, 2012 Sep 19, 2012

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Hi!

My company has recently installed captivate 6 on 4 machines.

I wish to know if 4 people can work on different parts of the same project simultaeously on different machines and then can consolidate it into one captivate 6 file as a single project?

Are there any disadvantages of this.. or is there any duplication of work involved in this?

Does this cause any problems to the project in terms of linkings within the project, clickboxes, etc.

Beacuse when i opened a captivate 4 project which had multiple clickboxes with a jump to X or Y slide setting within the the project in captivate 6, all the linkings of the click boxes got linked to slide 1 of the project.

Am i likely to face any such issues when i work on a same project in captivate 6 on multiple computers and consolidate them in the end?

Looking forward for reply

Thank you

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Community Expert , Sep 19, 2012 Sep 19, 2012

My recommendation is that if your 'project' is creation of a course or a number of course, then you should be modularising it so that there will be one CPTX file for each module.  No two authors can work on the same CPTX file at the same moment. But if you have all project files backed up in a check-in-check-out repository of some kind then you can control the access as desired.  Each author will need to check out the project file they work on, download it to the hard drive of their own PC, and

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My recommendation is that if your 'project' is creation of a course or a number of course, then you should be modularising it so that there will be one CPTX file for each module.  No two authors can work on the same CPTX file at the same moment. But if you have all project files backed up in a check-in-check-out repository of some kind then you can control the access as desired.  Each author will need to check out the project file they work on, download it to the hard drive of their own PC, and check it back in again after saving and closing out of Captivate.  Under no circumstances try to have authors working or accessing project files over the network. That's just asking for trouble with file corruption.

Another precaution you should take is to have all authors use the same directory structure for the working folders on their PC.  These folders should ideally NOT be in their own profile folders My Documents because then the paths cannot be identical.

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New Here ,
Feb 23, 2022 Feb 23, 2022

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Hi, what if you're trying to work on a project on your work computer and your work laptop? I've been working on a project with my work computer and had to switch to the laptop, but I can't figure out how to upload the project onto the laptops Captivate. It's the same account, so I didn't think that it would be an issue. I also tried uploading it to Google Drive and a USB flash drive, still didn't work. It is in an MP4 video file, maybe I have to convert it to a different type so it can upload? Open to any kind of help, thank you. 

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Feb 23, 2022 Feb 23, 2022

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This is a very old thread. Please start a new thread, because this thread was for a must older version.

You cannot work on a cptx-project which is not on your system. Moreover both systems need to use exactly the same version of Captivate. Please check the version under Help, About Captivate.

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New Here ,
Jul 01, 2015 Jul 01, 2015

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Hi, anyone know if there is a solution on this for mac?
My co-worker and I would like to work simultaneously on a Captivate 8 project.

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Jul 01, 2015 Jul 01, 2015

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Same rules apply to MAC users.  One person ONLY can edit a CPTX at a time.

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Jul 01, 2015 Jul 01, 2015

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I would warn to beware of managers who might think 1 manager + 4 licences + 4 developers means course development in 25% of the time. It will be real easy to loose track of the project and induce enough chaos for 1+4+4 = 144% of the development time of a single developer for the same course..

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