Eric Dumas
Instructional Designer - eLearning developer

RoboHelp, Captivate or other

I understand that each Adobe product has its field of expertise. I am looking for some feedback from the Community on personal experience comparing RoboHelp, Captivate or other tools to create learning support material - Post-Course continued education.


  • Acrobat

    The complete PDF solution for working anywhere. (includes desktop, web, and mobile access)

  • RoboHelp

    Create and deliver engaging Help, policy, and knowledge base content for any device.

  • Captivate

    Create end-to-end eLearning for any device.

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fabio oliveira

Posted on 10/8/13 10:57:49 AM Permalink

About FrameMaker someone working with him?

ng sw

Posted on 10/8/13 4:00:27 AM Permalink

I have used Captivate before, but very slightly new to Robo Help. Would like to know more?

fabio oliveira

Posted on 10/8/13 10:58:46 AM Permalink

I can help with Robo've been following your modifications.

fabio oliveira

Posted on 8/15/13 12:10:40 PM Permalink

I use both Captivate and Robohelp but facing business education, logistical and security work, the use Robohelp for search words or videos of in-built Captivate in Robohelp facilitating searches. Another big factor and output to HTML5 and PhoneGap both Captivate and Robohelp.

Mark DuBois

Posted on 8/8/13 7:27:07 PM Permalink

Personally, I have used a number of different technologies (including Captivate and Presenter from Adobe, but not RoboHelp). I have decided to settle on Captivate as the main platform that I use form this point forward. First, it offers a wealth of interactivity. Second, you can do a fair amount of "programming" with scripts. I am finding this to be a very flexible platform. I also like that one can generate HTML5 output so you can more easily incorporate it in web pages. I know the HTML5 is not perfect, but it is reasonable.

Nancy Parker

Posted on 8/2/13 12:05:14 AM Permalink

I have used both. I have been very successful with Captivate. I do not have version 7 but I understand that it has many improvements. Version 6 is great. I especially like that the content can be delivered for many different formats and screen sizes for online content. In K-12, I find that there as so many schools that do not have the most current and updated equipment that trying to deliver online had many challenges. Quite often I have to export to CD and deliver the old fashion way, but it worked without worries about browsers, plugins, and java script errors. It is very easy to learn and use.

Dan Armstrong

Posted on 7/31/13 8:18:47 AM Permalink

You might reach out to David Egbert for assistance with Captivate. He's not a product manager but he may know who to send you to.