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As Sarah O'Keefe's article pointed out, it will soon be common for
animated widgets to be embedded in portable formats like PDF, XPS and
open XML files.
I would like to incorporate true multimedia in much of our
documentation because it will be dispersed online and with the product.
One of the things I'd like to do is have a visual "show" option,
whether in video or animated cursors cruising over dialog boxes. The
reason is that often this is faster than text, no matter how educated
the audience is.
What I like about using a format like SilverLight is that I can plug it
into anything. I can put it on the web, embed it in our docs, or have
our automated email question-response system mail out the files when
the right keywords are in the subject line.
At least, that's the dream. See how close to reality you think it is.
Good looks? No one's going to say that about a project with me
--- Dan Beall <DanBeall -at- componentone -dot- com> wrote:
> Interesting... How do you see SilverLight (or Flash) being used as
> of a documentation strategy. Would it be for the interactivity, good
> looks, or both?
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