Upgrade Guide

Upgrade to Macromedia Authorware 7 and take advantage of many new features, including Microsoft PowerPoint import, accessibility features, new Knowledge Objects, JavaScript, and more. Upgrade to the Macromedia eLearning Suite and get Macromedia Authorware 7, plus Macromedia Flash MX and Macromedia Dreamweaver MX, for one great price.

Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade

Common Macromedia User Interface

Reduce learning time and speed development with the familiar Macromedia user interface. Dockable panels can be grouped together, collapsed, or expanded as needed, providing a smooth, highly configurable workflow.

Microsoft PowerPoint Import

Leverage existing PowerPoint presentations to create rich multimedia e-learning content.

DVD Playback

Integrate and play DVD video in Authorware applications. DVD video has replaced LaserDisc technology as the standard for interactive training and kiosk applications.

Accessible Content for People with Disabilities

Generate tab navigation and captions, and turn text into speech to comply with accessible software legislation.

XML Import and Export

Create dynamic, data-driven applications by importing or exporting web-standard XML files into other applications.

JavaScript Support

Authorware uses the same JavaScript engine found in Macromedia Dreamweaver MX and Macromedia Flash MX.

Learning Management System (LMS) Knowledge Objects

Create courseware that can connect to LMS systems and complies with standards from the Aviation Industry CBT Committee (AICC) or the ADL Shareable Courseware Object Reference Model (SCORM). Users work with the wizard to decide what information to get or send to the LMS. Knowledge Objects handle all the complicated back-end communications with the LMS. LMS Knowledge Objects can communicate through ADL and HACP, as well as over LANs.

One-Button Publishing to Learning Management Systems

Deliver e-learning applications with the click of a button to an LMS. This feature integrates and automates all the steps in the packaging and uploading of your content to LMS systems, making deployment simple.

Fully Scriptable Properties

All properties within Authorware can now be scripted. This makes it easier for advanced developers to create commands, Knowledge Objects, and extensible content.

Apple Mac OS X Playback

Play back Authorware e-learning applications on systems compatible with Mac OS X.

Upgrade in Five Easy Steps

1. Make sure your copy of Authorware is eligible for upgrade. Free trial products, Not For Resale versions, and beta versions cannot be upgraded. All other versions, including Education Editions, can be upgraded.

2. Find your product???s serial number. You???ll need to enter this number when you install the upgrade. If you can???t find your serial number, please review the Product Upgrade FAQ for tips.

3. Preorder your upgrade through:

4. Install your upgrade.

5. Register your upgrade to receive a variety of benefits. The free 90-day technical-support period only becomes activated with your first phone call to Macromedia Technical Support.

If you have more questions about upgrading, please review the Product Upgrade FAQ.

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