I've never used Director, and I'm trying to determine if it
is the correct application for a project. I need to create a User
Interface/menu that would allow a presenter to select from a
variety of informational materials - some of which will be
PowerPoint and Word docs. Can Director launch Office applications?
I found the following description, but it doesn't specify
"Create full-featured applications that access, launch, and
control other applications from within the Director MX executable."
Yes, Director can do all that easily. There is an xtra for
called BuddyAPI which you can get from
that will make your life a lot easier. It will let you open
applications or launch files with their associated
application with a
single line of code. It also lets you have good control over
windows display. I would recommend looking into it if you
decide to do
this project in Director. You can do most of it with the
comes built into Director, but BuddyAPI makes it really easy.