I've been brainstorming different ideas for making our documentation
more interactive. For example, instead of adding callouts to a
screenshot, I'm looking at ways to enable users to click different parts
of the screenshot to see what they are. I'd also like to consider adding
*subtle* animation to make the our documentation more interesting. My
initial thought is to create all the interactivity in Flash and import
the SWF files into FrameMaker.

Our current workflow is to author all our content in FrameMaker 7.2.
Afterward, we import the FM files into MadCap Flare for online Help and
Acrobat 8.0 for PDF. Does anyone have any experience using Flash with
FrameMaker? What are the pitfalls to look out for? Is this even a good
idea to consider?

This project is still in the concept stage, so I'm looking for any
suggestions or opinions you can provide.

Jon Harvey
Manager, Desktop & Enterprise Documentation
CambridgeSoft Corporation
100 CambridgePark Drive
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 588-9354

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