Adobe Presenter 7


Adobe Presenter 7 ! Now Available !

I use Adobe Presenter for taking my Powerpoint presentations and adding audio, navigation and quizes to turn them from information documents to training/knowledge transfer resources.... let's be honest, I'm not going to lie and say I create training material, that would be glamourising it somewhat, so let's call it knowledge transfer.

Anyway, if you are a corporate training professional wanting to have engaging flash training content created quickly, perhaps you're an educator wanting to provide on demand courseware for students, a marketing professional trying to create a high impact multimedia pitch for your offerings or a subject matter expert trying to create rapid training material, the new Adobe Presenter would make life a lot easier for you.

Adobe Presenter 7 has a number of new features and is available now. So, you are now able to create more engaging and impactful flash based multimedia content really easily and rapidly directly from Powerpoint. As ever, the key is still to make these features easy to use and well integrated into the Powerpoint interface.

Some of the key highlights of the new version are

Engaging, High Impact Training Creation:
Presenter 7 has smart multimedia capabilities like incorporating existing video in almost any format to your trainings as flash video and embedding video’s by capturing them directly out of your webcam.You can also create high quality content with Presenter 7 now supporting CD quality stereo audio and H.264video.

Quizzing has been enhanced significantly and quiz creation is now even easier, faster and more powerful. You can now have questions pooled together in groups and have a fixed number of questions selected randomly selected for each learner. The order of questions as well as answer options can be shuffled.

Wider Content Distribution
Creating engaging content for delivery to distributed audience is a key challenge that we have continued to address with Presenter 7. You are now be able to deliver content to mobile devices. You can also package your content as a PDF document with all the animations intact for easier distribution.

Increased Usability and Configurability
Presenter 7 is even easier to use with features to make your training content powerful and easy to create.

- Ability to restrict navigation for learners which is useful for compliance trainings.
- Easier incorporation of Captivate created swf’s with automatic updation of slide timings
- New format for storing audio (Y es, we have done away with PPC format)
- Bulk formatting of quiz questions for faster authoring
- Separate Quiz pane for easier navigation for the learners
- Fewer clicks for common tasks like slide management
- And a lot more …..



Kudos to Adobe on a great upgrade over Presenter 6. The quizzing upgrades, various video type support, PDF output, etc. are great additions. One question though...Why did Adobe fail to include webobject support? Other competitors such as Articulate utilize this to great effect for us learning designers. Just curious as to why the omission?

Has anyone tried integrating presenter to an ecommerce tool on their site to protect online content or at least restrict access to it for paid users only? Is this sort of automation even possible if the content is on Adobe servers?

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