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It all depends on the scope of your project. I looked at using Demoshield
for such a project last year - certainly doesn't have the flexibility of
Director but there's always a chance you don't need anything more than what
Right now I'm winding up a narrated "demo" project consisting of multiple
.avi files created using Camtasia and a shareware audio editor named
Acoustica (the DubIt editor that comes with Camtasia lacks a few features
to make it as useful as I like). I then used ForeHelp to build a Winhelp
"shell" which installs the drivers, modifies the Windows registry, changes
the screen resolution, and runs the videos-- all at the touch of a few
buttons (and some macros, of course). The result is that you wouldn't know
it was done on anything other than Director unless you poked around under
Director (I use Director 8) is a complex, flexible product and I have no
complaints about it. However, if it's not something you'll be be using
frequently, it's difficult to justify the cost of the software and the time
that you'll need to learn how to take advantage of its features.