I'm trying to Publish my Captivate course with the output set
as zipped files. I've made the course SCORM compliant as far as I
can tell but when I publish the course, there are no Manfiest files
so the course does not work on our LMS. Anyone know why there would
be no Manifest file? I've checked Zip files and Export HTML in the
Publish screen...and it continues to just publish two .swf files
and no imsmanifest.xml
jstrow • Community Beginner, Jul 10, 2008Jul 10, 2008
I just upgraded to Captivate 3, but it looks like my issue is fixed. I ended up updating all the Adobe products on my computer and suddenly all the right files are being published! So I guess the updates fixed this. Thanks for all your help!
Have you set up SCORM as the output in your Preferences?
EDIT > PREFERENCES > QUIZ > ENABLE REPORTING
You should have checked the "Enable reporting for this
project" box, then selected SCORM, then the SCORM version in side
the "Manifest" dialog ... and so on.
What you report you have done is the publishing options, but
first you have to set the above settings to produce the SCORM
output during publishing - and that includes ZIP files as
appropriate to your settings in Preferences.
Thanks for the quick response. I've already done the SCORM
Manifest and filled out all the necessary fields. When I go back to
publish, "Export HTML" is grayed out and "Zip Files" is
checked....when I publish it still only creates two .swf files! Any
reason why these maifest files would not be created??
Look carefully for a file with the extension ZIP, and a
filename preceding that which reflects your original filename. It
will contain all manifest files, SWF files, and everything. It
should be there in the "main" \\My Adobe Captivate 3 Projects"\
folder, but it can be overlooked pretty easily, especially if you
are used to the "create new folder" process of Captivate 3. To
repeat, look in the main (parent) folder.
If you try to publish it a second time without changing the
filename, I believe it will just overwrite the original - no dialog
to warn you of that beforehand.
It would be nice if we had an extra button on the Publish
dialog that allowed us to look at the files generated following the
Publish process. Let us know if you still can't find it - but
perform a Windows search for the
Ok, so I've found the ZIP files, but the only two files in
the ZIP files are the two SWF files....usually there are 6 or 7
files, including the manifest.xml file. Any idea why only the 2
SWF's would be created?
The only possible reason (seems to me) is that the reporting
options are not checked correctly in the EDIT > PREFERENCES >
QUIZ > REPORTING. The only advice I have is to check the quiz
setup once more. Sorry, but it seems the problem has to be in those
I didn't ask earlier and should have ... what version of
Captivate do you have?
I found this string when searching for the same issue. I, too
have opened a published zip file and found only two swf files in
it. I've selected to use SCORM and have entered data as I have in
the past for the Manifest options. Based on this string, I've
updated my Adobe Reader to v9. I'm using Captivate 3, Build 580.
The cp file was created in Captivate 2, converted to
Captivate 3, then published. But I've done this with other cp files
and it worked fine. The only difference I can think of is the audio
in this file may have been imported while the others were handled
from within Captivate.