Importing Dynamic Data at Runtime?

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This is another of my "dynamic" Camtasia questions. In my past, I created simulation training with Flash. In order to provide flexibility, I was often able to put data (text, screen-coordinates, etc) in an external file (like a simple XML file) and load it in when the .swf ran. That allowed me to easily change text or whatever simply by changing the XML file rather than opening the entire project.

Does Camtasia allow for any such "runtime read a data file and adapt" flexibility?

Thanks!

---Damian
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damianhart

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damianhart

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Dynamic Camtasia?.


Is it possible to load graphics "on the fly"? I've just landed a job that uses Camtasia to create training. However, there are issues... The computer screens that we capture for the training have the potential to change frequently. So that would result in my having to open the file, importing the new screen, etc., for every lesson in which that changed screen appears. In my older days--using Flash--I could put the image in an external directory and have the .swf load in the image "on the fly." As a result, all I had to do was put the new image in the directory...and done; never open the lessons.

Does Camtasia allow for something like that? "At load from " ?

Other questions follow in other conversations...

Thanks!

---Damian
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Hi there

Hopefully someone will come along and say that not only is it possible, but here's how.

My own experience says that everything is "baked into" the video you create and nothing like this will be possible. But then again, I never claim to know all there is to know about anything! So I'm crossing my fingers and hoping I can learn a cool new trick here!

Cheers... Rick :)
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Hey!

Unfortunately, this is not currently possible with Camtasia. However, it's a really cool idea! I talked to some devs and, keeping in mind that I can't promise anything, they were interested. I'd like to hear feedback from the community to hear how others would use this.

Thanks for the idea!

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