I am investigating options for offering a number of very
short screen demos to our users as a quick option for reminding
them how to do simple tasks.
A colleague has had a play with Camtasia and suggests that we
use that to create demos which we then keep on our website and link
to them from the help.
Ideally though, I would like the demos to be within the help
as I really don't want these users to have to click through to a
Is Adobe Captivate my only option for this or is it possible
to use any other software such as Camtasia? Having just upgraded to
RH7, I'm not sure my manager will want to pay for more software
although I will certainly make a good case for it if necessary.
In addition to the normally excellent advice Colum has
offered, I'll also toss this in. You may wish to investigate
acquiring the whole Technical Communication suite. For the cost of
two products you will get four!