RE: Tool to create interactive demos?

Subject: RE: Tool to create interactive demos?
From: Gregory P Sweet <gps03 -at- health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us>
To: "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 10:33:22 -0400


Authorware can do what you want, though you've got a bit of coding ahead of
you. You can usually find copies of Authorware for sale on ebay for a
reasonable price.
I used Authorware a few years ago to do just what you've described with a
password synchronization tool. When the user had finished running the
tutorial their passwords were in synch.
Authorware has been EOD'd by Adobe but it still works and there is a very
committed user community solving the problems of keeping it working. If you
go this route, budget for BuddyAPI as well, you'll need it to catch the key
strokes and mouse clicks in the application.

If you prefer more current tools, they require more code but Flex (AIR) and
silverlight are the in-vogue tools for this sort of thing these days.



techwr-l-bounces+gps03=health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com wrote on
05/13/2008 05:31:45 PM:

> Well stated: "when the learners completed the tutorial, they would also
> have completed their projects with the software". Of course, we'd be
> talking about only simple projects pertaining to core functionality.
> Leonard C. Porrello
e 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

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