Is it possible to put documents into a Camtasia project that the user can then download when they run the course?

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I want to deliver a bunch of documents to learners and wondering if I can somehow drop them into the project - I do not want to have them linked but actually embedded. Is this possible?
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nik

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Rick Stone

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Hi there

When you say "embedded", I'm guessing you mean that perhaps you add a PDF document to the mix of files, then you want the end user to be able to somehow interact with the PDF document during playback?

Assuming that's what you are after, the answer is no. At least as far as I'm aware it's no. The only way to have content within the video is to either save the PDF out as a collection of images where you would then add the images to the Camtasia project, or to present the PDF and record that using Camtasia.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Rick's suggestions are most appropriate

just curious, but why not link to the documents [like with a hotspot]?
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I want them embedded as I don't have a public site I can host them on. I also use iSpring Suite and have found that this can have documents attached and access via a 'Resources: tab, so for this instance, I will use that.

Thank's both for your replies.
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thanks for clarifying

have you considered hosting on Techsmith's Screencast.com?  you can open a free account; you can put your Camtasia productions there, and, if you could use PDF docs, you can host theme there too, and link to them in your projects

the viewers then would be able to easily download the PDFs

might be worth giving it a try ...
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example

Links To PDF - Download Or View
https://www.screencast.com/t/tXFKctUmwm
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I've checked out iSpring Suite, I gotta tell kayakman. It makes Screencast look amateurish. It's not cheap either, but you get what you pay for.
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I would agree that if nik has ISpring Suite available, it seems to be the better choice for what is being sought.

@nik - I'm not overly familiar with the ISpring Suite, but just popped over and watched their promo video. Sure looks like you could easily blend your Camtasia videos with it.

Cheers... Rick :)