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Adobe Captivate Cheat Sheet


Adobe Captivate Cheatsheet and Shotcuts

 

There's no denying that Adobe Captivate is a powerful e-learning authoring tool. However, being so comprehensive, it can take time navigating through the various menus. These keyboard shortcuts will save you time and can get used on PCs and Macs:

  1. General Shortcuts


    • F2 (Windows and Mac systems)

      • Renames the selected object

    • F3 (Windows and Mac systems)

      • Test view the current slide

    • F4 (Windows and Mac systems)

      • Preview the project

    • F5 (Windows and Mac systems)

      • Record audio

    • F6 (Windows and Mac systems)

      • Import an audio file

    • F7 (Windows and Mac systems)

      • Runs a spelling and grammar check

    • Page Up (Windows and Mac systems)

      • Scrolls to the previous slide

    • Page Down (Windows and Mac systems)

      • Scrolls to the next slide

    • F12 (Windows), Command + F12 (Mac)

      • Previews the project in a web browser


    Object Insertion


    • Shift + A (Windows and Mac systems)

      • Insert an animation placeholder

    • Shift + F (Windows and Mac systems)

      • Insert a Flash video placeholder

    • Shift + R (Windows and Mac systems)

      • Insert a rollover caption placeholder

    • Shift + O (Windows and Mac systems)

      • Insert a rollover image placeholder

    • Shift + C (Windows and Mac systems)

      • Insert a text caption placeholder

    • Shift + V (Windows and Mac systems)

      • Insert a video placeholder

    • Shift + M (Windows and Mac systems)

      • Insert an image placeholder

    • Shift + X (Windows and Mac systems)

      • Insert a text Animation placeholder


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