We have a presentation we built about 10 years ago in
Director that is
in major need of an overhaul. We use it for new business
pitches and it
was authored for a 640x480 screen. Yup, it's that old.
Anyway, we are going to redo it from scratch. I'd like to do
Flash. It starts with a client menu that you can click on to
work for that particular client. Work can be print, web,
Right now, you go to a client and you just go through the
stuff in the
order it was programmed.
I would like the new presentation to be a bit more flexible
and I wanted
to get some ideas about how best to handle this.
I was thinking about storing all materials in a Filemaker
pulling from there, but that seems tough. The goal is for a
non-technical person to be able to go in prior to a
organize stuff as they want. Kinda like PowerPoint(which I
How would you handle this? An external XML file? Develop a
management FLA/SWF that a presenter could go into and arrange
there that is then called into the actual presentation
Any thoughts would be appreciated. Just keep in mind that
this is a
local(non-web) presentation, so connecting to a SQL database
more difficult. It is also on a Macintosh only platform.
Maybe all this can be accomplished in Apple Keynote?
Perhaps AIR would be good, I don’t know a whole lot
about AIR yet, but I can’t wait to get my hands into it. But
having a SWF load in an XML, as you mentioned is the other option I
would consider, assuming that the ‘non-technical’
person can edit an XML file.