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Microsoft PowerPoint importing into Captivate missing text!

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Oct 25, 2019

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Hello!

 

We're trying to import a PowerPoint project into Adobe Captivate. Upon doing so, it looks promising in Captivate but when we preview in HTML5, all of the text goes missing but the graphical aspects of the slide remains in tact.

 

If I preview in SWF, the text is all there and so are all of the contents which is what we need. But we also need HTML5 NOT SWF.

 

Any ideas on why this is happening?

 

Things to know:

- PowerPoint is using transitions, which we have identified is not the cause.

- We need HTML5 as our output.

 

We read this article "Converting Adobe Captivate SWF courses to HTML5" and saw this excerpt:

"This one is going to hurt big-time if you happen to be one of those e-learning developers accustomed to building their course content in PowerPoint and then importing that PPT deck into Captivate.  The fact is that Captivate converts these slides into...you guessed it...SWF animations."

 

Is there anything we can do to make these animations not SWF? Or not animations at all and just images? Even if it's a static PNG that will do fine. We just need the text working.

 

Many thanks,

Jack

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Microsoft PowerPoint importing into Captivate missing text!

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Hello!

 

We're trying to import a PowerPoint project into Adobe Captivate. Upon doing so, it looks promising in Captivate but when we preview in HTML5, all of the text goes missing but the graphical aspects of the slide remains in tact.

 

If I preview in SWF, the text is all there and so are all of the contents which is what we need. But we also need HTML5 NOT SWF.

 

Any ideas on why this is happening?

 

Things to know:

- PowerPoint is using transitions, which we have identified is not the cause.

- We need HTML5 as our output.

 

We read this article "Converting Adobe Captivate SWF courses to HTML5" and saw this excerpt:

"This one is going to hurt big-time if you happen to be one of those e-learning developers accustomed to building their course content in PowerPoint and then importing that PPT deck into Captivate.  The fact is that Captivate converts these slides into...you guessed it...SWF animations."

 

Is there anything we can do to make these animations not SWF? Or not animations at all and just images? Even if it's a static PNG that will do fine. We just need the text working.

 

Many thanks,

Jack

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I have found the solution for anyone in the future and us, of course.

 

When you import a PowerPoint with animations, it will try and convert it into Adobe Flash compatible SWF animations for browser compatibility.

 

What we did was disable the animations in PowerPoint and make sure Hi-fidelity was turned off as we import the PowerPoint. This makes the text an image. You can also edit the text by opening in PowerPoint via the library!

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