Upgrading an Adobe Captivate 3 project to Captivate 5

There seems to be a lot of confusion about upgrading projects created with Adobe Captivate 3 to Adobe Captivate 5. I did some tests today, and these are my conclusions:

  • You can upgrade files from Captivate 3 to Captivate 5. However, you can not “go back” and do a “save as Captivate previous version”, because the Captivate 5 file format is different;
  • When I tried to publish an upgraded project, it did not work, the result showed just a black screen. This was because the project I tried contained “text animations”, and there is an known issue with these. Adobe published a fix for this issue.

After applying the fix, all worked well.

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