Here are my suggestions, but the real solution is that we really need Adobe to support this amazing educational product from the operating system vista and up and for any new browsers other than Internet Explorer.
How can we do that? I have spent hours on the phone and it is impossible to get through to Adobe experts able to create this solution.
It is recommended that you access the program via Internet Explorer.
Windows 7 users:
Later operating systems have higher security features. Here are the workarounds: Accessing the Demo Program - When clicking on the Demo link, a pop-up appears asking, "Do you want to run the following Authorware file?" - Click Yes. The Macromedia logo appears. Next, in the browser, click on Tools > Internet Options > Security. Uncheck Enable Internet Protection this allows the Demo Program to open in a pop-up window. Restart Internet Explorer and return to http://www.nurseeducation.org/. Now when you click on the FREE Demo link, the Demo Program will open. Once the program Demo has opened, simply recheck the Enable Internet Protection box in your browser's securty settings. If necessary you can manually download the free Authorware plugin at Adobe.com If your computer is later than 2008, you need to allow Active X controls to download. Click LOGIN on the side navigation. A BAR appears at the top of the pop up page. Click on INSTALL ACTIVE X CONTROL. Another prompt pops up - CLICK INSTALL. Now RESTART YOUR BROWSER. Return to www.nurseeducation.org. Click LOGIN. When the prompt appears, click OK. You’re now able to access the program. Still having trouble? This problem may be easily resolved, by temporarily turning off the new security settings completely. Go to TOOLS > INTERNET OPTIONS > Select the SECURITY TAB > UNCHECK THE BOX that says ENABLE PROTECTED MODE. Now just restart Internet Explorer and it will work the next time you try to log in. Do re-enable protected mode after your download has finished by just rechecking the Enable Protected Mode check box. If it still did not work it could also be that your browser’s internet options must be changed to allow this player to be downloaded. If so, with internet open go into TOOLS at the top, then click INTERNET OPTIONS, then click SECURITY and then click CUSTOM LEVEL and then change Disable To Enable wherever it says Active X files. Windows XP users: If a new window does NOT pop-up, check the task bar at the bottom of the screen. Some Operating Systems, such as Windows XP, will not permit a link to open above the program, and instead will flash orange in the task bar at the bottom of the screen. Click the orange item to open the link.
Hope this helps.
"but the real solution is that we really need Adobe to support this
amazing educational product from the operating system vista and up and
for any new browsers other than Internet Explorer. How can we do
It ain't gonna happen. Adobe dropped serious support for Authorware years ago.
There's still no true replacement for Authorware IMHO, but your
choices are live with the pain of the Authorware plugin, or use a
Short term, Authorware content still works in IE 9 on Windows 7.
Longer term, who knows when Authorware content will finally stop
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