“Share My Screen” service in Fireworks CS4

Creative Suite 4 has a number of services included for different products. Fireworks CS4 introduced three of them namely

  1. Share My Screen aka Acrobat Connect
  2. Kuler
  3. Search For Help

The Share My Screen service is good for any application where the design right on the canvas of the application can be shared online. The sharing happens securely over https protocol and can be viewed by only those whom you wish to invite. The service requires you to have an Adobe ID which can be created free from www.adobe.com.

The dialog can be accessed from "File->Share My Screen". Once logged in the browser window opens which for some of you might install a flash plug-in needed to run this service. Once all the installations are done, a dialog box opens with URL address which has to be sent to people to view your canvas.

Share My Screen dialog

Then click on the "Share My Computer Screen…" button which has opened in browser. Some plug-in might be needed again which will finally lead to a screen with options of "Share" and "Cancel" After that you can return to any application like Fireworks whose canvas you would like to share with viewing participants.

When the participant joins a message will pop up requesting your confirmation to allow the user to view. Explore all the other options for chat, file share and have a good time collaborating using this feature. Free users can share it with 2 people and beyond that the subscription has to be purchased.

Mac or Win, it should work!

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