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Engaged ,
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Hi there

I was thinking if it would be possible to have a pre-loader in Captivate that would show how many % is being currently loading?

One can make a pretty cool pre-loader in Adobe Animate but it is then exported as a GIF so there is no way to show the % loading.

Any ideas?

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In the days when SWF preloaders were able to be used the AS3 code inside the SWF preloader file was able to do some calculation to determine the download percentage.  An animated GIF file does not have that ability.  So all you get with these GIF files is an animation.  If you wanted a readout percentage of the download, that would need to be done somehow in code.  I'm not sure if it's possible with client-side JS alone or whether it would require server-side scripting as well.

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Preloader showing the % or loading

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Hi there

I was thinking if it would be possible to have a pre-loader in Captivate that would show how many % is being currently loading?

One can make a pretty cool pre-loader in Adobe Animate but it is then exported as a GIF so there is no way to show the % loading.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance

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Correct answer by RodWard | Adobe Community Professional

In the days when SWF preloaders were able to be used the AS3 code inside the SWF preloader file was able to do some calculation to determine the download percentage.  An animated GIF file does not have that ability.  So all you get with these GIF files is an animation.  If you wanted a readout percentage of the download, that would need to be done somehow in code.  I'm not sure if it's possible with client-side JS alone or whether it would require server-side scripting as well.

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Did you check the preloaders available with CP, they are all animated GIF's.

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Engaged ,
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Thanks Lieve

I have checked them some time ago, but I do not remember seeing a pre-loader that would show the % of loaded course.

Have you seen something like that?

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There is a progress bar, not showing a number but pretty clear. Try creating an animated GIF.

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I know the ones that are stored here

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Captivate 2017 x64\en_US\Gallery\Preloaders

There are also the fla files. But I do not see any that shows any graphical progress

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I thought this one is only moving left and right

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You may be correct, that would mean that the name is bit confusing. Sorry, didn't test it out, but I see 'progress bar' and that is for me not something that is going left and right. My bad.... should have checked.

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In the days when SWF preloaders were able to be used the AS3 code inside the SWF preloader file was able to do some calculation to determine the download percentage.  An animated GIF file does not have that ability.  So all you get with these GIF files is an animation.  If you wanted a readout percentage of the download, that would need to be done somehow in code.  I'm not sure if it's possible with client-side JS alone or whether it would require server-side scripting as well.

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Thanks Rod

I thought so but wanted to confirm

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That is indeed logical, thanks Rod.

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