Captivate 5: Inserting a full-size imageJanuary 28, 2011
In Captivate 3, if you inserted a full size image (i.e. the same size as the Captivate ‘slide’ — e.g. 800 x 600), it would immediately ‘snap’ to fit the slide’s dimensions. That made inserting images from the Captivate Library super easy.
However, in Captivate 5, images that are the same size as the slide, do not snap to fit. Instead, when you drag the image from the Library onto the slide, it goes where you drop it. Now for small images this is a good thing, but for an image that you want to take up the entire slide, it’s a pain as you have to drag the image and hope you get it right.
Here are two ways of getting a full size image to fit the slide’s dimensions:
- Drag the image onto the slide, then click the two centering icons one after the other — this will center the image vertically and horizontally. The image will remain an object that you can set Properties for.
- Insert the image using Ctrl+Shift+s (Insert > Image Slide on the menu). The image will become a slide in its own right, not an object, and its Properties cannot be changed. This results in behavior that’s similar to merging the image into the background.
Does anyone know if that ‘snap’ function that I remember as the default behavior in Captivate 3 is available at all in Captivate 5? If so, where can I set it?