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First Impressions and Wishes of Captivate 7

By Nick Leffler | June 3, 2013 |
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Adobe Captivate 7 was released Monday the 3rd of May 2013 with very little known about its coming. Until the day of the release, I had actually heard very little about its release date even though I had previously researched it. My biggest like about the new release is that if you’re a subscription member, you…

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Flash is Dead (Well, Sort Of)

By Nick Leffler | May 26, 2013 | Comments Off on Flash is Dead (Well, Sort Of)
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Although I do not believe for a moment Flash is truly dead, I do believe that Steve Jobs had it right. Check out his thoughts on Flash. Flash was a great tool when it was king, and it remains a great tool… for a PC. I do a lot of my animation development with Flash, and…

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Work from high to low and clean that audio up

By Nick Leffler | April 29, 2013 | Comments Off on Work from high to low and clean that audio up

If you want the best possible audio when working with voice over, it’s important to record as cleanly as possible. Often overlooked is the post-recording process. If you have a high quality recording, there’s still some improvements to be made. Perform these two tips for the highest quality: Always work with the highest quality audio…

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Using the ‘rescale project’ option in Captivate

By Nick Leffler | January 12, 2013 |

Here’s the problem you may experience when creating your next eLearning project: You have a pre-determined size that you must adhere to. For this example, you must adhere to a 800 x 600 project. How much recorded screen can you really fit inside an 800 x 600 work area? Not much. You can use a program…

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To round-trip or not to round-trip

By Nick Leffler | January 7, 2013 |

One of those new buzzwords I hear a lot about these days are round-tripping features in rapid eLearning development tools. Some suites live up to their claim for full round-tripping better than others, but even the best can’t do it all. When working with complex modules that need features beyond one program’s capabilities, round-tripping does…

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Adobe Edge Animate

By Nick Leffler | December 22, 2012 | Comments Off on Adobe Edge Animate

I just today updated the home page on my site with an HTML5 animation. I’ve been working on it time permitting for a while now but was unsuccessful in finding the time until today. I haven’t explored HTML5 much until Edge Animate, but I must say with this particular applications simplicity, it seems to have a bright…

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New media content

By Nick Leffler | September 20, 2012 | Comments Off on New media content

I have received permission to change some of my media so I can post it on my portfolio section. The introduction to some of the instructional videos I’ve created are now available to view on my portfolio page in the media section. Each video is only 6 seconds but they show some of my abilities to…

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