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Subject:Re: Using Demos in Online Help From:Tom Herme <hermet -at- DNINEVADA -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 29 Jan 1999 11:05:50 -0800
I have seen some nice demos done using Macromedia Flash and Aftershock,
Microsoft Agent, Java applets, and a product called Thingmaker. I haven't used
them myself, but supposedly many of these are designed with the non-programmer
Hope this helps.
Leanne Gerth wrote:
> I'm trying to figure out how to incorporate demos in HTML help. By demos
> I mean animated scenes from the product. I've tried the avi route, but
> I'm really not happy with the lossy compression and it seems almost
> impossible to resize the avi to a manageable screen size within the help
> Three questions:
> 1. Does anyone know how to resize an avi without compromizing the
> quality? (I don't mean compression-I mean display size) Has anyone added
> avi's to their help files effectively?
> 2. Is there any proof out there that this type of screen scam actually
> adds value to the documentation. Do the users really process the
> 3. Can anyone recommend a program/utility to create interactive demos,
> rather than just viewed screen cams?
> I'd appreciate any help I can get!
> Leanne Gerth
> Lone Technical Writer
> Mitra Imaging Inc.
> Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
> From ??? -at- ??? Sun Jan 00 00:00:00 0000==
Senior Technical Writer
DNI Nevada, Inc. mailto://hermet -at- dninevada -dot- com
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