Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

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Is it PowerPoint converted to Flash? Microsoft Word converted to Flash? Macromedia Authorware and similar products. Macromedia Director. The Macromedia set typically would toss in Director, which created an equally impressive array of course capabilities, but a deep learning curve. Eventually, Macromedia Dreamweaver came into the picture. PowerPoint or Word converted to Flash, instant, virtually no add-ons, i.e. additional learning objects.

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This is a huge upgrade, and the first time Adobe has released a unified upgrade for all the Adobe and former Macromedia products. Flash CS4 Professional. Articulate Presenter is arguably the most popular PowerPoint to Flash conversion tool available. It’s also an easy way to create Flash animations from slides. If you don’t already have the Flash Video Encoder (which comes with Flash) then this tool will be useful.

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