RE: Flash for the Technical Writer?

Subject: RE: Flash for the Technical Writer?
From: "Jessica N. Lange" <jlange -at- oee -dot- com>
To: "TechWR-L" <TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 08:19:50 -0400


What a coincidence--I was just wondering about this same
subject, only on the winhelp list! I only got one reply, so
either few use Flash in online help, or those who do weren't
monitoring the list.

Here's a site I found very interesting as a techwriter:

I could imagine this as the interface for a help system: the TOC
is fast; clicking a TOC link could show an overview topic, with
subsequent links there..... The only problem is the download
time: I have a very slow congested connection. I was willing to
wait for the download in this instance, but certainly not if I were
looking for application help. BUT if the Flash help file was
already stored on my system with the application, it would be
very fast.

I've never used Flash, so I don't really know how practical
it is for TWs to use. For sure it's aimed at designers. I think
you are right, though, to learn it if you can. Good luck!

Jessica N. Lange jlange -at- daetwyler -dot- com
Technical Communicator, MDC - Dayton

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Darren Barefoot

> I'm interested in learning about Macromedia Flash..... However,
> I'm having a difficult time working out exactly how it will be applicable
> my work.

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