RE: Tool to create interactive demos?

Subject: RE: Tool to create interactive demos?
From: David Hailey <david -dot- hailey -at- usu -dot- edu>
To: "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 15:25:48 -0600

So . . . when the learners completed the tutorial, they would also have completed their projects with the software? . . . or are you only needing to simulate the process of completing their projects with the software?

If their work looks exactly as if they are using the software do they actually have to be using it? I think either case would be hard, but the second might be easier.

David E. Hailey, Jr., Ph.D.
Associate Professor -- Professional and Technical Writing
Utah State University
dhailey -at- english -dot- usu -dot- edu


-----Original Message-----
From: Leonard C. Porrello [mailto:Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 1:37 PM
To: David Hailey; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: Tool to create interactive demos?

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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Subject: Tool to create interactive demos?


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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References:
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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