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greetings from Downunder :-) I have been extremely busy
various projects for customers and training that I am doing for
Click2Learn Asia-Pacific. However, in between projects, I have
been working on some FreeBees and some new Products. As a
subscriber, you will have access to all of the FreeBees. To
download the FreeBees use the username and password that you
received with the e-mail notification of this FreeBee Newsletter.
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Course: A Better Message Box (DHTML) - If you
have been wishing that you could have customized message boxes in
your DHTML projects, now you can by combining VB Script and Java
Script. If this sounds scary to you, don't worry, the Quick
Course will show you how to do it and the tool will basically do it
for you :-)
(Native and DHTML) - Did you know that ToolBook allows unrestricted values for the following objects'
line, angledline, curve, polygon and irregularPolygon. That means
that you can rotate any of these objects and with the Rotate
Developer's Exchange Tool, it will be easy - No Open Script or
Actions required :-)
Add HTML Reference
DevEx Tool (DHTML) - Do you want to add some extra
code to your index.html file (maybe code that is required for your
LMS or the code to get rid of scroll bars)? What a pain it can
become when you have to manually open up the index.html file and add
the code each time you export...not to mention the opportunities for
errors. With this DevEx Tool, you can easily and accurately
add additional html code to the header or body of the index files
for either or both the ie4 and ns4 folders at the same time.
Functionality to the Action Editor (Action System) -
Action Methods are a new, totally cool but undocumented feature
added to ToolBook version 8.5 that can expand what can be done with
the Action System. The problem is that the only way to add
Methods is by using the command window...unless you use this tool
which will modify your Actions Editor to include access to Actions
Methods in addition to Shared Actions.
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Now Available - Introductory special
PopText Tool -
Add depth of content and interactivity to your project with this
tool that lets you create pages within pages.
Coming Soon - Pre-order and save
over $50 on each tool
Audios on the
Background - Move your audio player to the
background and set-up your playlist for each page in the special
- Add context sensitive-style help to your ToolBook projects.
Copy Protection (with
automated on-line unlock) - Stop software
piracy with a professional, easy to use licensing system that does
not require any OpenScript to implement it :-)
SLMS (Student Log Management
System) - A Simple
Learning Management System that utilizes ToolBook Logging functionality to track learners, their scores, last page
visited, bookmarks, and more.
System - Create a simple or complex glossary system that is
easy to maintain, update, and reuse in other projects.
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I would like to repeat my offer to host
a ToolBook Project Showcase area on ToolBookDeveloper.com.
This is an opportunity for ToolBook developers to share projects or
snip-its of projects with fellow ToolBookers. I find that I
get a lot of ideas and learn new ways to do things and presenting
ideas by seeing what others are doing. While we tend to think
of ToolBook in terms of programming, in reality, OpenScript is a
means and not the end. Our projects are a combination of
graphics, sound, video, navigation, content, a user interface, and
many other elements that go into any good multimedia project.
Maybe you are not an OpenScript wizard, but you have a creative user
interface or maybe you have discovered a cool way to use a certain
question object or other item from the catalog. If you think
that your projects would be of interest to others,
let me know. You don't even have to provide the actual
ToolBook project. You can demonstrate it in a viewlet, as a
powerpoint slide show, or even in simple graphics on an html page.
To encourage submissions, each quarter I
award one contributor with a certificate good for one of my Catalog
Object or DevEx Tools (up to $50US value).
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Well, that's it for
now. I wish everyone a Healthy and Happy New Year.
Remember that I always appreciate feedback on the FreeBees as it will help me improve future
FreeBees. Until next time, whenever that will be :-), happy ToolBooking!
Best regards and seasons greetings,
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