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Can't find an executable file after publishing a responsive project

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I created a responsive project and published it as HTML5 (my only option) to my hard drive.  After publishing, a popup allows me to choose to view the output.  Everything looks great when I do so.  As soon as I close the file (or if I choose to publish and do not view the output), I cannot find an executable project file anywhere in all of the folders created when publishing the project.

I have tried zipping when publishing and not zipping.  I have the most recent updates after getting the same results from the previous one.  I chatted with Adobe Captivate with no answer other than to start over with on a non-responsive project.  When I asked where the executable was for the responsive file was, I was told it was a .index file. I do not have one of those.

I am a novice Captivate user and spent about 40 hours on this project.  I really don't want to start over.  Can someone please help me?

Thank you!

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Here is a screenshot of a responsive project with Fluid Boxes, after publishing:

FBProject.png

Can you post a screenshot of the folder you see after publishing?

BTW: a responsive project has always the unique option to publish to HTML. Mobile devices do not support SWF output since years, and soon this will also be the case for desktopbrowsers.

You didin't tell if you created a SCO, a project that is used to transfer data to a LMS? The simple project above was not a SCO. For a SCO you'll have to look for index_scorm.html. Moreover you'll have a lot more files.

A published Captivate course is like a web site, it has to 'exe' file at all, but is launched from the index.html file (or the scorm equivalent).

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Can't find an executable file after publishing a responsive project

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I created a responsive project and published it as HTML5 (my only option) to my hard drive.  After publishing, a popup allows me to choose to view the output.  Everything looks great when I do so.  As soon as I close the file (or if I choose to publish and do not view the output), I cannot find an executable project file anywhere in all of the folders created when publishing the project.

I have tried zipping when publishing and not zipping.  I have the most recent updates after getting the same results from the previous one.  I chatted with Adobe Captivate with no answer other than to start over with on a non-responsive project.  When I asked where the executable was for the responsive file was, I was told it was a .index file. I do not have one of those.

I am a novice Captivate user and spent about 40 hours on this project.  I really don't want to start over.  Can someone please help me?

Thank you!

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Correct answer by Lilybiri | Most Valuable Participant

Here is a screenshot of a responsive project with Fluid Boxes, after publishing:

FBProject.png

Can you post a screenshot of the folder you see after publishing?

BTW: a responsive project has always the unique option to publish to HTML. Mobile devices do not support SWF output since years, and soon this will also be the case for desktopbrowsers.

You didin't tell if you created a SCO, a project that is used to transfer data to a LMS? The simple project above was not a SCO. For a SCO you'll have to look for index_scorm.html. Moreover you'll have a lot more files.

A published Captivate course is like a web site, it has to 'exe' file at all, but is launched from the index.html file (or the scorm equivalent).

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Here is a screenshot of a responsive project with Fluid Boxes, after publishing:

FBProject.png

Can you post a screenshot of the folder you see after publishing?

BTW: a responsive project has always the unique option to publish to HTML. Mobile devices do not support SWF output since years, and soon this will also be the case for desktopbrowsers.

You didin't tell if you created a SCO, a project that is used to transfer data to a LMS? The simple project above was not a SCO. For a SCO you'll have to look for index_scorm.html. Moreover you'll have a lot more files.

A published Captivate course is like a web site, it has to 'exe' file at all, but is launched from the index.html file (or the scorm equivalent).

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Thank you for responding.  After updating Captivate, I published again and saw the same files.  I just tried to open the index.html and it worked.  Before updating, when I opened that file I got nothing but a blank page.

Thank you again!

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Please do not add personal credentials (I deleted them). This is a public forum, you don't want spam or stalkers I presume.

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