You can insert a Text Caption in Adobe Captivate 2 by choosing Insert > Text Caption. If you've used Captivate even a little bit, I'm not telling you something you probably didn't learn early on.
But you may not know that one of the Caption Types available to you is [transparent], which simply means your Text Caption will not use any of the bitmap images used in the other types of Text Captions.
Transparent captions are useful for text you intend to show on your introductory slides where it may not be appropriate to use any of the other Text Caption types.
One problem you may notice if you use a transparent Text Caption is the quality of the text may seem a bit lacking when you publish or preview the movie (the text looks fine while you're working in Edit view).
While it may seem strange, you can use the following steps to increase the quality of the text you see in the Text Caption.
- Insert a new Text Caption
- Type and format the text with the font and font size of your choice.
- Preview the project and notice the appearance of the text in the Text Caption.
- Show the Properties of the Text Caption (you can right-click a Text Caption and choose Properties)
- Select any character in the text caption (you can highlight a letter, word--anything in the caption)
- Using the Highlight tool located at the far right of the Text Caption dialog box, change the Highlight color of the selected text to #C0C0C0
- Click OK
- Preview the project again.
This time, notice that the Highlight color you applied to the selected text does not appear when you preview the slide. In addition, the appearance of the text in the Text Caption is much better!
In the example below, I used Verdana as my font. The font looks a bit blurry and the spacing between the letters just isn't right. Generally speaking the text looks a bit "off."
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