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Vitalize is based on Corel Click and Create, a multimedia application. It's
possible to open a Click and Create application from a WinHelp file, so this
would be a way to include intractive demos in WinHelp. See http://www.corel.com/clickandcreate/.
The problem with Web online viewers is that they require plugins, which need to
be downloaded and installed. It's difficult to get users to do that. Other
than that, I think these online demos could be very useful for Web-based
documentation, especially for explaining concepts that require motion and
interaction. For example, if there are tricky parts to your UI, you could walk
the user through it with an interactive demo.
One possibility might be to install the plugin when you install the product.
For example, if your Iguana Designer product has some Web documentation that
requires a plugin, install the plugin when you install Iguana Designer.
- Scott Miller
Scott_Miller -at- ccmail -dot- com