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Exporting Captivate Content to Flash MX 2004

As you already know, Macromedia Captivate is a powerful tool for creating robust software simulations quickly and effectively. Captivate is targeted at anyone who needs to create professional software demonstrations for marketing/sales, training for e-learning, or customer service support materials. Did you know that you can also leverage what you create in Captivate by exporting it to Macromedia Flash MX 2004?

The development team for Captivate has covered all the bases by also keeping in mind “power users.” These users, like you, not only use Captivate, but also integrate their demos and simulations with Flash MX 2004, learning management systems, websites and more.

In this brief article, I’ll show you how to:

  • Export a Captivate movie into Flash MX 2004
  • Read the Flash Timeline for an imported Captivate movie
  • Understand what goes into the Flash library when you import from Captivate

Note: Captivate only exports to Macromedia Flash MX 2004. It does not export to older versions of Flash.


To complete this tutorial you will need to install the following software and files:

Macromedia Captivate

Flash MX Professional 2004

Tutorials and sample files:

Prerequisite knowledge:

  • You should be familiar with Captivate and have a working knowledge of Macromedia Flash MX 2004
  • Basic ActionScript 2.0 (not required, but beneficial)