Re: Tool to create interactive demos?

Subject: Re: Tool to create interactive demos?
From: "Pro TechWriter" <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 17:40:32 -0500

Captivate is a pretty impressive product. Thanks for sharing the info,
everybody. I need something for tutorials also, so I may give this one a try
(there is a trial copy available).

Pt

On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 2:46 PM, Collin Turner <straylightsghost -at- gmail -dot- com>
wrote:

> 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
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: techwr-l-bounces+david -dot- hailey=usu -dot- edu -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> > [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+david.hailey <techwr-l-bounces%2Bdavid.hailey>
> =usu -dot- edu -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
> > Behalf Of Leonard C. Porrello
> > Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 12:43 PM
> > To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> > 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
Re: Tool to create interactive demos?: From: Collin Turner

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