by Kevin Siegel, COTP
- Ignore bad behavior. You can ignore the HTML code while spell checking. However, there could be a lot of code and it's likely going to take a lot of time to spell check.
- Delete. Go slide by slide and delete all of the Slide Notes in the project. This option works but now the Slide Notes are gone. Noooo! Don't do it... you'll likely need the Slide Notes down the road.
- Round Trip It! Export the project text to Microsoft Word, run a spell check there (along with a grammar check), and then import the edited Word text back into Captivate.
What's that you say, you didn't know Word and Captivate have an awesome working relationship? Check this out:
Choose File > Export > Project Captions and Closed Captions. Select a "Save As" destination for the document and then click the Save button. You'll get the alert dialog box below. Click yes and the Captivate project text will open in a Microsoft Word table.
Highlight the Updated Text Caption Data column and run Word's spell-check (from the Ribbon, Review > Selling and Grammar). When finished, save and close the Word document.
Back in Captivate, choose File > Import > Project Captions and Closed Captions. Find and open the Word document you were just editing and all of the text you edited in Word will update in Adobe Captivate. How's that for the ultimate bug zapper?
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Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP, is the founder and president of IconLogic. Following a career in Public Affairs with the U.S. Coast Guard and in private industry, Kevin has spent decades as a technical communicator, classroom and online trainer, public speaker, and has written hundreds of computer training books for adult learners. He has been recognized by Adobe as one of the top trainers world-wide.