If you read Jennie's article about end of sentence punctuation, I'm betting that you are now torn between adding the punctuation to the end of your sentences--or not. By default, Captivate does not add the end of sentence punctuation to the text captions. If you've decided that end of sentence punctuation is something you'd like, here's a quick way to have Captivate add them for you as you record a simulation or demonstration.
- Exit Captivate.
- Using Windows Explorer, navigate to where Captivate has been installed on your computer (typically [InstallDirectory]/Adobe/Adobe Captivate).
- Find CaptureTextTemplates_English.rdl.
- Make a backup copy of the CaptureTextTemplates_English.rdl file and store it in a safe place. (This is the most important step--if you mess up the CaptureTextTemplates_English.rdl file during the steps that follow, you could always copy and paste the original file back into the Adobe Captivate folder... no harm, no foul.)
- Open original CaptureTextTemplates_English.rdl with NotePad (Windows) or SimpleText (Mac).
- Scroll through the document--much of the text in the file won't make much sense to you. However, you'll notice that most of the lines of text end with a closed quote and a greater than sign.
- Click between the last letter and the closed quote, and then type a period.
In the image below, you can see that I've added end of sentence punctuation to all of the text.
- Save and close the RDL file.
Go ahead, give it a try. I think you'll find editing the RDL file to be easy and, in the long run, a real time-saver. But please, for your own sanity, please take my advice and backup the RDL file prior to making changes to the original!