Authorware Advanced

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Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Calculations
  • Responses
  • Making Choices
  • Displaying Variables and Functions

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This course will benefit multimedia developers, graphic artists, instructional designers, illustrators, web masters and technical writers. You will learn to familiarise yourself with the different ways that variables can augment your Authorware pieces and increase the interactivity of your programs. All our Adobe Authorware 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 and overview of the course
  • Preview finished PDA Application
  • Setting up the PDA File
  • Review Layers & Transitions


  • Variables
  • Functions
  • Walkthroughs: Resize Window responses


  • Advanced Button Properties
  • Checked Button States

Making Choices

  • Alternative branching with Decision icons

Displaying Variables and Functions

  • Update Displayed Variables
  • Applying functions to functions and variables
  • Number formatting

Character Strings

  • Applying and displaying Character String Functions

Movable Objects

  • Positioning displays
  • Scaled motion paths and grids

Parents and Children

  • ChildNumToID and ChildIDtoNum functions
  • Calculated Navigation destinations

Digital Movies

  • Perpetual Movies
  • Manipulating Start and End Frames

Dynamic Positioning of Objects

  • Simultaneous Motions

Continue Branching

  • Using Continue Branching to streamline code

RTF Objects

  • Creating RTF Objects
  • Linking RTF Objects to the Authorware presentation

Using Character Strings as Lists

  • Line Functions

ActiveX Controls

  • Inserting ActiveX Controls
  • GetSpriteProperty, CallSprite and Event Responses

Linear Lists and Scripting

  • Linear List Structure
  • Creating and editing linear lists
  • Sorting and Searching linear lists

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