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I cannot import PowerPoint slides into Captivate 2017

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Jun 01, 2017

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Hi guys

I cannot import PowerPoint slides into Captivate 2017.

After the selection of the pptx file to import, the parsing process is beginning

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and then it is interrupted with the following error message:

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The pptx file is not corrupted.

Some suggestions are welcome.

Thanks in advance.

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Lino

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Correct answer by RodWard | Adobe Community Professional

This is a common issue with PPT files.  The usual workaround is to save the PPTX to an earlier PowerPoint PPT format before attempting to import into Captivate.

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I cannot import PowerPoint slides into Captivate 2017

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Hi guys

I cannot import PowerPoint slides into Captivate 2017.

After the selection of the pptx file to import, the parsing process is beginning

2017-06-01_16h17_01.png

and then it is interrupted with the following error message:

2017-06-01_16h17_11.png

The pptx file is not corrupted.

Some suggestions are welcome.

Thanks in advance.

Regards,

Lino

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by RodWard | Adobe Community Professional

This is a common issue with PPT files.  The usual workaround is to save the PPTX to an earlier PowerPoint PPT format before attempting to import into Captivate.

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This is a common issue with PPT files.  The usual workaround is to save the PPTX to an earlier PowerPoint PPT format before attempting to import into Captivate.

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It works!

Thanks RodWard

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I'm sorry, but how is that an issue with PPT? It is surely an issue with Captivate. I am a Storyline user and have just downloaded the 30 day trial of Captivate. First thing I did was to try to import a simple 8 screen pptx file and I get the issues above. I'm already thinking of dumping Captivate and I haven't even tried to use it yet becasue it has fallen at the first hurdle.

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If you primary goal is to convert PPT to so-called eLearning, please stay with StoryLine. I am a big fan of Captivate, find it much more flexible, but for real eLearning courses, not for a converted presentation.  If you are serious about real responsive projects, about reusability of assets and scripts, try to develop a course with Captivate.  Even for presentations I find Captivate more suited because I can convert it to an interactive movie:

http://www.lilybiri.com/published/TimelineBlog/index.html

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Thanks for the reply. I agree with you about PPT not being a good starting point for creating eLearning. In fact if the aim is to convert a PPT to a more interactive SCORM compatible format, I would recommend iSpring.

But we do often get base content from clients in PPT format and it is disappointing to find that Captivate does not handle that well, despite claiming to do so.  

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I am just a user, even in that case I would unzip the pptx files, import the assets to the Library of a new project and recreate from scratch.  Try it out, Library is one of the feature you'll have in CP, not in SL which makes life much eeasier

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That is not true, even as .ppt files , Captivate cannot import PPT files, not even if you have one slide with one word. It is a Captivate issue, every time I try to import ppt slides I receive this message. Then I close the message and nothing happend.

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Looks like youo haven't installed Java....

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