Quark has been presenting and recording a series of free eSeminars about creating Flash assets with QuarkXPress 8 (and QuarkXPress 7 with Quark’s Interactive Designer XTension).
One of the most popular sessions is “Self-running Flash Presentations”. Quark describes it this way:
Would you like to create a compelling Flash presentation that continuously repeats its contents?
Learn how to produce timed page display and presentation loops created in QuarkXPress without any programming skills and export it to Flash. Typical applications include point of sale kiosk presentations, interactive advertising such as banners, shop window or trade show presentations and self-running demos.
Use looped animation sequences, video sequences and page transitions. Once finished, you can easily export the presentation as a Windows or Mac projector file for standalone use or SWF for a website. You don’t need any programming skills so you can concentrate on the design process.
You can watch a recording of this session, and others in the series, at http://www.flash8magic.com/us/recordings/. Scroll to #4 to see this one.
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.