A Comparison of Three Visual Help Authoring Tools
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Presented by Neil Perlin at Documentation and Training Life Sciences, June 23-26, 2008 in Indianapolis....
Presented by Neil Perlin at Documentation and Training Life Sciences, June 23-26, 2008 in Indianapolis.
The last few years have seen the rise of visual authoring tools like Adobe Captivate that let us create tutorials, simulations, web-based product demos, even eLearning, for marketing, training, and tech support. These tools are easy to learn and use, and cheap (well under $1000). All these tools do the same thing –-- create “movies”—–but they offer different feature sets and design philosophies that may determine which one you choose.
This slide deck looks at three tools—market leaders Camtasia and Captivate, and a new entrant named Mimic—to examine how they work and how to choose the best one for you.
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