I recently upgraded to captivate 9 from captivate 8. Since doing this the Preview from this slide, preview next 5 slides and preview project options do not work in existing or completely new interactive projects. The project appears to generate but then I get an error message "can not open document"
I can use the preview in scorm cloud option (which is great - but slow to load up)
is this a known issue?
Can you share a screenshot of the error message you are seeing? Are you using a Responsive or Non-responsive project? Is the issue with your upgraded projects or with any project newly created in Captivate 9?
If it is project specific, can you share the project? You can upload it to a shared location (eg Dropbox) and send the link to firstname.lastname@example.org
Im using a responsive project. The issue is with newly created and upgraded projects. Here is screen shot of error message:
Greetings from Adobe..!
Can you please send me the project so that we can have a look into it ? Please send me the private message so that we can connect try to find the cause of the issue.
I have a preview problem in Captivate 9 too. It starts generating files and copying assets but after that I have the following: Downloading http://localhost:2429/HTML5Temp9352761894015Pre/rindex.html.
After that, a window looking like a Word document but with a black field appears....no preview:( How can I fix this problem? I am using PC, Windows 8.1.
Hi, just wondering if you found a fix to this issue? I am getting the same error.
Please, this is an OLD thread.... Little chance you'll ever get a reaction from the original poster.
What is the solution to the Captivate 9 preview problem? I have a similar issue where I can not preview my responsive course unless I use SCORM cloud.
I too am looking for the solution to preview issue in Captivate 9. Any guidance is appreciated.
Hi even I cannot generate preview on Captivate - please help.
I am having a similar issue. A week ago I had no problem with either the "from this slide" or the "next 5 slides" preview. Then earlier this week, I started having problems with "from this slide," where it generates the preview (in the default Internet Explorer) and then just has the wheel cycling and not bringing up the content. Now this is happening with "from next 5 slides" as well. Is my project too large or something? Does this have anything to do with it?
Is there a solution to this issue? I just did a clean install of Captivate 9 (on Windows 10 - v. 1511) and have lost the ability to preview Responsive Projects (newly created and previously created). When I select "Preview Project" or "Next Five Slides, I get a message saying "copying assets" and "generating slides", but then nothing happens. Preview works fine on non-responsive projects.
Is this on a PC? If so, after the preview fails to appear, does anything change if you press and hold the little Windows logo key on your keyboard and press the left arrow key a couple of times?
Thanks for the assistance.
I used Window's 10 add/remove programs to delete and then reinstalled captivate from the adobe website. I did not delete the prefs and layout folders. I can try that, but I'm not sure where these folders reside (sorry, new to win10).
Also, I applied the hotfix you sent, but I'm still not able to get the preview to work. I now get a new error (attached) when I try to preview standard projects. I get no error and no preview when I try to preview a responsive project.
Also, one additional note, which I'm not sure matters or not. I was using the preview version of captivate with no preview problems on Sunday (which was my last day of the trial period). I purchased captivate on Monday, deleted the trial version and reinstalled from the download link that adobe provided with my purchase. I started to experience the preview issues after reinstalling on Monday.
Trial version is identical to the full version, there was no need whatsoever to uninstall/reinstall. But whenever you reinstall you have to delete the Preferences and Layouts folders. For the Preferences, use the CleanPreferences file for windows that you find in the subfolder 'Utils' under the Captivate installation folder.
For the Layouts folder, you'll find it under:
Users\Public\Public Documents\Adobe\eLearning Assets\
Be also sure to Run Captivate as Administrator.
I have the same problem, maybe even worst My captivate 9 (PC VERSION ONLY) can't start preview. Mac version is fine.
In Browser - doesn't work
HTML5 in browser - doesn't work
In Adobe Edge Inspect- doesn't work.
The movie from it you can find below:
I am having the same problem now on Mac with non-responsive projects. Preview works fine for responsive ones. For new and existing non-responsive projects the system looks like it creates slides and saves the file, but then nothing further happens. All menus and buttons are deactivated with the exception of the Adobe Captivate menu, which only gives active options to Hide Captivate, Hide others, or Quit.
I have restarted the machine, but no improvement.
I'm experiencing the same issue with responsive projects only. When I preview project or next 5 slides, it does the copying assets and generating, then nothing happens. No error message.
The only preview that works correctly is SCORM.
I did the latest update and restarted and that was unsuccessful. I have 22.214.171.1240.
If you're only testing this from published content on your local drive you will often run into these kinds of issues. Upload your content to a web server and test it from there.
Another thing worth trying is to use different browsers. Some work better than others.
I was having the same problem in Windows 10 and the following may have been the reason.
I went to Start > Settings > System > Default apps > Web browser and discovered that there was no default browser set.
I decided to try setting Edge as the default browser to see if things would work and sure enough I could preview the project.
I then tried switching the default browser to Chrome, Firefox, and IE and each of them worked without a hitch. Seems that not having a default set in the System settings in Windows 10 causes this issue which makes sense in a way because Captivate wouldn't know which browser you'd want to open this in. An error message to pinpoint the cause would have certainly been useful, however.
Thanks. I was having this same problem and this fixed it!
This fixed the issue for me as well.
This fix solved the issue for me, thank you!
I already had Chrome as my default browser, and double-checked, but when I changed to Edge, no further problems. Thanks, Alek!!!