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Alex (Montréal)
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Over 900 slide project ...

Aug 16, 2009 7:07 AM

For the past couple of months i have been woking on a project that i had break into 35 captivate project . I wanted to import every project in one master file to publish it as a ".exe" and put in on a CD (with an autorun) so anyone could just pop the cd in their computer and read my project without any requiement.

 

When trying to publish my huge project, i realise that my dual core 8G ram couldnt publish it because it was too demanding...

 

My question is, what is the best way to configure all that ?

 

My first slides are the intro and then there is a menu, with buttons that i wanted to point to slides, if i could've import all of my 34 projects, so you can either "start from the beggining "or you can "pick the lesson" you want in a list.

 

I want all the lessons to be in the same window. I dont want my project to open a file in a separate window.

 

 

Please, help !

 

Alex

 
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    Aug 16, 2009 7:21 AM   in reply to Alex (Montréal)

    Hi Alex

     

    900 slides?!!! That should really exist as about 15 separate projects. You *MIGHT* be able to coax it into 9 different projects of 100 slides each. Wow, I've heard of folks creating projects as long as 350-400 slides (and I offer the same advice to those folks too)

     

    You have a few ways to handle this. Before we delve too deeply, please read the link below.

     

    Click here to read

     

    Cheers... Rick

     

     

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    Aug 16, 2009 1:22 PM   in reply to Alex (Montréal)

    Hi there

     

    I suppose I should really revise the one I have up on the web. The main intent is to simply show how it may be achieved. On my hard drive I have actual working examples. (I use this sometimes in the Captivate classes I facilitate) The links are for opening examples that don't exist on the web.

     

    Cheers... Rick

     

     

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    Aug 16, 2009 5:52 PM   in reply to Alex (Montréal)

    Hi there

     

    I'm guessing you didn't comprehend the tutorial because it was intended to advise of the three basic steps.

     

    1. Save the behemoth project repeatedly to create copies that will become different segments.
    2. Edit each of the copies to pare them down to reasonable sizes.
    3. Configure each to segment to open the next when finished playing.

     

    The examples that aren't linked only demonstrate the behavior after things are set up. They don't serve a purpose to help show you how to do it.

     

    Cheers... Rick

     

     

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    Aug 17, 2009 8:16 AM   in reply to Alex (Montréal)

    Hi again

     

    I'm assuming you watched the movie. Did you? I ask because in the movie I explicitly advise what you need to do to link from the end of one project to the beginning of the next.

     

    Click this link to open the movie. Once it loads, click the next button nine times to reach the part where how you create the links is described. Please advise what aspect of this is confusing. I've provided the same tutorial to hundreds of others for your exact situation and yours would be the first to have issues with it. It is pretty basic and step by step as you seem to be asking for.

     

    Cheers... Rick

     

     

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    Aug 17, 2009 11:15 AM   in reply to Alex (Montréal)

    Hi again

     

    So why are you mixing EXE and SWF?

     

    EXE will always have to open a new instance. SWF normally plays in a browser, so if you open a SWF from a EXE, you get a browser. If all are SWF output it should be pretty seamless. You open the browser once. At the very beginning. As the first ends the browser doesn't close. It stays open and the next SWF loads right where the last one was.

     

    Cheers... Rick

     

     

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    Aug 17, 2009 12:39 PM   in reply to Alex (Montréal)

    Hi again

     

    When linking, it's best if like calls like. If you are deploying the start page as .EXE, deploy ALL your files as .EXE. If you are Daisy Chaining, each EXE will open in its own instance. No way around that. But as each one opens, the other closes.

     

    Cheers... Rick

     

     

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    Aug 18, 2009 8:59 AM   in reply to Alex (Montréal)

    Hi again

     

    LOL - I was about to suggest that the browser is typically free and would open to play the content. The only problem with that is you have no control over what browser is in use on any given PC. Sure, IE has a substantial segment of installed base. But many users also use Firefox or other browsers.

     

    Cheers... Rick

     

     

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    Aug 18, 2009 9:21 AM   in reply to Alex (Montréal)

    Hi there

     

    Are you seeing the Save / Open dialog when testing from CD? Normally that's a web behavior.

     

    Cheers... Rick

     

     

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