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NewsForge: Creating a Software Demo with Impress

Sep 05, 2005, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dmitri Popov)

"If you've ever tried to explain how a particular feature or application works without actually showing it, you know how difficult that can be. A good software demo can really save the day for anyone from developers wanting to demonstrate their software to home users trying to explain to their family members how to create a simple document. If you want to create a software demo, you don't have to buy an expensive closed source application such as Demo Builder, Viewlet Builder, or Turbo Demo. Instead, you can use free software tools that may already be installed on your machine, namely the GIMP and Impress. Here is how to create a software demo that includes some essential elements: cursor movements, button clicks, animated menus, and callouts.

"Before you can start building the software demo in Impress, you have to do some preparatory work..."

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