Using Fluid Boxes in Adobe Captivate 2017

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Adobe Captivate is a great e-learning developer tool to create engaging learning objects and trainings for students, both in higher education and the corporate workplace. In the latest release of the software, called Adobe Captivate 2017, they introduced Fluid Boxes. According to Adobe, Fluid boxes are:

a layout mode that provides the arrangement of objects on a slide so that the objects behave predictably when the slide accommodates different screen sizes and devices. A Fluid Box is an easy to use layout model for e-learning designers. You can lay out child objects in any direction and have flexibility to adapt to the display space.

If you are a new Captivate user, you will be shocked at how easy this makes building a learning object from scratch. However, if you’re like me and have used Captivate for several years, this is a timesaver that we’ve been begging for a long time. Plus, with Adobe Flash getting phased out, HTML5 is not the future, it is the now, and this will make sure you keep your objects accessible. Below is a video from Paul Wilson introducing Fluid Boxes.

Have you used Fluid Boxes in any of your learning objects? What was your experience like? Share it with us in the comments below.

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