How to Adjust Object Timing in Adobe Captivate

See Adobe Captivate: Tips and Tricks for similar articles.

Timing is always an important consideration when adding content to a training module created with Captivate. The default timing for captions and media added to a slide is that the object will display for three seconds. In almost every case, you'll want to adjust that.

  1. Timing can be adjusted using either the Timeline or Timing Inspector. Let's start by going to the bottom-center of the Captivate window and clicking Timeline to open the panel. In this example, I'm showing an image with three SmartShape captions. All four elements, as well as the slide, are set to a default display time of three seconds. Timeline
  2. I want the various elements to enter the slide at two second intervals, so I'll start by going to right edge of the slide's duration at the and "pulling" it to the right, extending it to 00:09. Timeline
  3. An object's duration can also be dragged to stagger the initial appearance. Timeline
  4. Another way to adjust timing is through the Timing Inspector at the right of the slide window. This is often a more precise method. To have the SmartShape captions remain visible for the slide's duration, click the Display for menu and choose Rest of Slide. Timing Inspector
  5. The Rest of Project option is useful for items such as logos or copyright statements that need to display from that point onward. When Rest of Project is selected, note the Place Object on Top option that prevents it from being covered by other objects on subsequent slides. Timing Inspector

Related Articles

  1. How to Adjust Slide Timing in Adobe Captivate
  2. How to Trim a Video in Adobe Captivate
  3. How to Adjust Object Timing in Adobe Captivate (this article)
  4. How to Insert Question Slides in Adobe Captivate
  5. How to Create a Custom Text Caption Style in Adobe Captivate
  6. How to Change the Default Caption Style in Adobe Captivate
  7. How to Create an Image Mask in Adobe Captivate
  8. How to Crop an Image in Adobe Captivate
  9. How to Rescale a Project in Adobe Captivate
  10. How to Add Callouts in Adobe Captivate
  11. How to Copy Assets from Other Projects in Adobe Captivate
  12. How to Disable Click Sounds in Adobe Captivate
  13. How to Branch Using Buttons in Adobe Captivate
  14. How to Remove a Background Color in Adobe Captivate
  15. How to Add Images to Placeholders in Adobe Captivate
  16. How to Name a Slide in Adobe Captivate
  17. How to Add a System Variable in Adobe Captivate
  18. How to Insert Knowledge Check Slides in Adobe Captivate
  19. How to Resize an Object and Apply to All in Adobe Captivate
  20. How to Apply a Style Globally in Adobe Captivate
  21. How to Add a Text Button in Adobe Captivate
  22. How to Use eLearning Characters and Templates in Adobe Captivate
  23. How to Create a Process Circle Interaction in Adobe Captivate
  24. How to Change a Callout Type Used by a Text Caption in Adobe Captivate