Re: Tool to create interactive demos?

Subject: Re: Tool to create interactive demos?
From: "Collin Turner" <straylightsghost -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- soleratec -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 13:46:58 -0600

I use Captivate to create software demos, GUI demos, to create Web
site prototype walk-throughs, etc. With it's new branching? You can
pretty much do whatever you need. What you describe takes a bit of
know how, but it's not too involved. Just some button work, slicing
and branching (if you require decision making).

-Collin

On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 1:37 PM, Leonard C. Porrello
<Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- soleratec -dot- com> wrote:
> I mean an application that can run with the software so that when the
> user is, say, prompted by the tutorial to enter values into a field, the
> tutorial will guide him to the field in the actual (embedded?) GUI. The
> values the user enters will really affect the actual application. When
> the user is finished entering values for the given step, the tutorial
> software would notice and present the next step, etc.
>
> Leonard C. Porrello
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Hailey [mailto:david -dot- hailey -at- usu -dot- edu]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 12:03 PM
> To: Leonard C. Porrello; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: Tool to create interactive demos?
>
> Hi Leonard,
>
> Could you be more specific? Do you mean a tutorial for simulating a
> software or a tutorial that drives the software or one that can run
> parallel to the software or something else?
>
>
> David E. Hailey, Jr., Ph.D.
> Associate Professor -- Professional and Technical Writing
> Utah State University
> dhailey -at- english -dot- usu -dot- edu
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>
> -----Original Message-----
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> Behalf Of Leonard C. Porrello
> Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 12:43 PM
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> Subject: Tool to create interactive demos?
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>
> Does anyone know of a good tool for creating tutorials (similar to
> ViewletBuilder or Camtasia) in which actual GUIs can be embedded so that
> as the user works through the tutorial, he is actually working in the
> application?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> Leonard C. Porrello
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RE: InDesign woes: From: Leonard C. Porrello
RE: InDesign woes: From: WilliamFLawrence
Tool to create interactive demos?: From: Leonard C. Porrello
RE: Tool to create interactive demos?: From: David Hailey
RE: Tool to create interactive demos?: From: Leonard C. Porrello

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