Authorware Introduction

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Course Outline

  • Introduction to Authorware
  • Using the Display, Wait and Erase Icons
  • Creating and Moving Graphic Objects
  • Importing Media
  • Creating Interactions

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This course enables delegates to become familiar with the Authorware interface and find their way around the principle features of Authorware. The course examines each of the icons in Authorware and enables those attending to acquire practical strategies for development and to develop an understanding of the capabilites of Authorware. The course also provides best practices strategies for efficient development and effective design. All our Adobe Photoshop courses are taught by industry professionals who are also Adobe Certified Professional trainers. They will share years of their industry experience with you, imparting best practice techniques as well mastery of the tools.

Course Outline

Introduction to Authorware

  • Icons and the Flow Line Concept
  • Design and Presentation Window
  • The Icon Panel, Tool Bar & Property Panel
  • Useful Shortcuts

Using the Display, Wait and Erase Icons

  • The Display Icon
  • Sequencing & Separating Icons
  • The Wait & EraseIcon
  • Using the Text tool
  • Aligning Objects

Creating and Moving Graphic Objects

  • Using the Drawing Tools
  • Display Icon Properties
  • Using the Motion Icon
  • Motion types: Direct to Point/Path to End Motion
  • Motion Icon Properties

Importing Media

  • Importing Graphics; graphic File Formats
  • The Sound Icon/Importing Sounds; sound File Formats - conversion
  • Concurrency Settings
  • Synchronising Sound; Link vs Embed Sound
  • The Digital Movie Icon/Movie Formats
  • Loading a BMP Animation Sequence

Creating Interactions

  • Key Components of Interactions
  • Common Interaction and Response Settings
  • The Response Type Symbol
  • Customising Buttons - Button Library & Editor

Creating Hot Spot Responses

  • Key components of Hot Spots
  • Advantages/Design Tips and Tricks

Introduction to Variables

  • The Variables Panel
  • System and Custom Variables; assigning a Value to a Variable

Media Libraries

  • Adding Content to a Library
  • Changing Content•
  • Updating Links

Creating Text Entry Responses

  • Key components of Text Entries
  • Customisation Options
  • Using, Wildcards in Responses

Creating Time & Tries Limit and Responses

  • Key components of Time/Tries Limits
  • Useful Applications

Creating Hot Object Responses

  • Key components of Hot Objects
  • Tips fo Aligning Graphics

Creating Target Area Responses

  • Key components of Target Area Responses
  • Building Target Areas
  • Applications of Target Areas

Creating Conditional Responses

  • Key Components of Conditional Responses
  • Conditional Expressions

Using Framework and Navigate Icons

  • Key components of Frameworks
  • Navigation Icons
  • Displaying Framework-related Variables
  • Applications of Framework
  • Importing PowerPoint into Frameworks

Inserting Flash Objects

  • Inserting a Flash Movie

Adding Hypertext

  • Key components of Hypertext Structures
  • Creating a Glossary with Hypertext

Using Authorware Models

  • Key components of Models. Models vs Libraries

Using Decision Icon Branching

  • Key components of Decision Branching
  • Decision Icon Properties
  • Branching Options/Path Properties
  • Flow Line Cues

Introduction to Authorware Functions

  • The Functions Panel
  • Using System Functions

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