I don't believe that FrameMaker 7.2 supports this format, but you will be able to do this with the next release of FrameMaker, to be released soon. The announcement of FrameMaker 8 (posted Monday) mentions the ability to import animations created with Captivate.
Go to the following URL: http://www.adobe.com/products/framemaker/ ... and find this text: Support for rich media (New) Create more engaging online documentation by incorporating 3D models, rich Adobe Flash? Player compatible animations, and simulations created with Adobe Captivate? software. Generate Adobe PDF files with live 3D models. Maxwell Hoffmann Manager of Consulting & Training Solutions ENLASO Corporation T: 805 494 9571 * F: 805 435 1920 E: mhoffmann at translate.com ? ENLASO Corporation provides quality enterprise language solutions and exceeds client expectations through continuing research, development, and implementation of effective localization processes and technologies. Visit: www.translate.com for more information or to subscribe to our complimentary localization newsletter. http://www.linkedin.com/in/maxwellhoffmann >-----Original Message----- >From: framers-bounces+mhoffmann=translate.com at lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+mhoffmann=translate.com at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Stephen O'Brien >Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 1:30 PM >To: framers at frameusers.com >Subject: Add call to animation in Fm 7.2 document > >Hi, > >Our Tech Support staff has made several animations in Adobe >Captivate as the main tool to teach our users certain >functionalities. Captivate generates output in .SWF + .HTML or >.EXE (FlashPlayer wrapped with the .SWF file) format) but not >.AVI or other common formats. > >I will make a prodecural document in FM to give the user the work >context and convert it to PDF. I cannot add the animations to the >FM file because File > Import > Object does not accept those >formats. And the hypertext command that can launch an applicatio >in FrameMaker does not work once PDFed. > >I know I can simply add buttons to the FM document and convert to >PDF, and then link the button areas to the .SWF, .HTML, or > EXE >files. But each time I redo the PDF I will lose the links made to >the external files. Our goal is to send our document out to >specific users and have them test it - there will be several >iterations of this tool and many new PDF documents generated. i >will go lonk crazy! > >Do you have any suggestions? is there a better way to do this? > >Many thanks for your ideas! > >Stephen O'Brien >Technical Writer / R?dacteur technique >InnovMetric Software Inc. / InnovMetric Logiciels inc. >2014, Cyrille-Duquet, suite 310 >Qu?bec (Qu?bec) Canada G1N 4N6