When developing eLearning with Adobe Captivate, saving unnecessary clicks is always a goal. With that in mind, I rely on keyboard and other shortcuts whenever possible to avoid clicking and dragging my mouse. Here's a little-known shortcut that can potentially save you a ton of clicks over the long haul.
Take a look at the image below. There are two objects on a slide and they appear as blue bars on the Timeline. Above the Timeline is a series of tick marks indicating fractions of a second. I clicked on a tick mark near 1.5 second and a red bar appeared. The red bar is known as the Playhead.
I'd like the top caption on the Timeline to appear on the slide just before the 1.5 second mark. In fact, I'd like the caption to appear at the exact time indicated by the playhead shown above.
To accomplish the task, I could drag the caption's Timeline object to the left until its left edge lines up with the desired time. I could also use the Timing group on the Properties panel to control when the caption appears on the slide. But there is a way to get the job done that is faster than either of those two techniques.
Assuming that the Playhead has been positioned on the Timeline, right-click the caption on the slide and choose Sync with Playhead.
Now check out the Timeline. The selected object has automatically moved left and is lined up (synced) with the Playhead.