Archive for September, 2003

More handy tools – alToolTip

For all the users of alTooltip.u32, a UCD that allows Authorware developers to include tooltips within their applications, there is now an Authorware v.7 Knowledge Object available for download:


I use alToolTip often in my work – not just for placing tips over buttons. I use it to add extra information to pages, adding tooltips to an i icon for instance.

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Find and Fix Command updated

Ron Lubensky has anounced an update to his great Find and Fix command for Authorware 6.5 and 7. Enhancements include

• Javascript-enabled (for Authorware 7.0)

• New icon properties

• Find and fix library-linked icons (ver 2.04)

• Paste icons from clipboard or model (ver 2.05)

This command offers incredible workflow enhancements for those tedious maintenance tasks. The price is rediculously cheap!

For a complete rundown of its features, here is the help file for it:


and a screen grab of its interface:


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Have you booked your TAAC 8 ticket yet?

TAAC 8 is in Las Vagas this year. To attend the best Authorware conference on the other side of The Pond, you should choose TAAC.

As always there will be the best Authorware talent around presenting on topics ranging from design to coding, extending Authorware, and sharing their best tips and tricks.

This year’s program includes:

• Hands-On with Authorware 7

• Implementing JavaScript in Authorware

• Longer sessions; more meat, less filler

• Sessions that really get your hands dirty

• 1:1 Sessions with Resident Pros

• The Authorware Games

• The Ask Macromedia Panel Session

• Meet & Greet Reception (Thur, Oct 23)

• Poolside chat with MM Engineers

• Each and EVERY session will be recorded and offered in DVD format

• NEW and EXCITING Pre and Post-Conference Training Packages

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