What publishing options will Captivate offer going forward?
Will the only options be HTML5 and video only?
If you want functional training, what will be the options other than publishing HTML5 (intended to be on a server) for non-LMS publishing (DVD, USB)?
It is well known that Flash at end of life. So there has been plenty of time to prepare for the death rattle of Flash. Unfortunately multimedia PDFs require Flash, Exe publishing requires Flash, and video publishing kills any interactivity and requires manual linking to any CC information per video.
For most training developers we have the requirement of publishing to a LMS primarily as well as publishing to a DVD or USB.
What is the plan for Captivate publishing options going forward in a non-Flash world?
This is a user forum.... you should contact Adobe.
Actually, I disagree with Lilybiri in this case. There's no point contacting Adobe about this because they will never answer such a question to a mere user of their software such as yourself. They would never want to risk giving their competitors a heads up about their future plans. You will find out what future publishing options will be available in Captivate when we all find out about them, when that future version of Captivate gets released.
Having said that, feel free to log an enhancement request for alternative publishing options on the enhancement reporting form on the Adobe website. You won't hear anything back from Adobe about it, but you can still add your voice to vote for what you personally might want to see.
Sure, Rod, but you don't get any reaction to whatever feature request posted, have tons of them.
For a real answer only Adobe can do so...
I was in hopes that something had been stated in the years of the known death of Adobe Flash in a newsletter, conference, blog, or article.
What has been stated is that the future is currently HTML5.
If there is another new technology out there to replace HTML5, we don't know about it yet.
There is no reason that you can not publish HTML5 to DVD or USB or any other storage medium. HTML5 publish packages will run with out a server...Just open the index.html file with chrome or similar browser.....One featue I am aware of that does seem to 'break' it is the native captivate playbar - not sure why I haven't debugged it bc I rarely if ever use it.
I wouldn't fret much HTML5 compatibility, support, frameworks and expansion is growing at an expontial rate daily.
Electron is used by a few of our developer teams.
I will have to follow up with them and see what our options are for weaving in our exciting projects.
I have it on good authority that Adobe will deprecate all features and publishing options that rely on Flash technology in the next major release.
Very good info to know.