TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
I'm looking for any suggestions about how to distribute a 3-meg file.
(The 90 end-users will be dialing up off lap-tops to receive the info.)
Here's what we've looked at:
1) Using WinZip, the file becomes about 1700K -- still pretty large to send
via e-mail (Outlook), and I'm not 100% sure yet that they all have WinZip on
their laptops...but it's a free-bee from the Internet.
2) Sending out link to corporate intranet & have them view in browser --
but I was told they'd still have to download the whole file before they
could view it...plus, they'd have to be dialed in the whole time.
3) Putting the file out on the share drive -- but they'd still have to
download the thing.
4) Convert the file to an HTML file -- but they'd lose all animation.