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Old 11-29-2006, 07:33 AM   #1
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Hi Guys and Gals!

I've just joined the forum and look forward to scouting around looking for tips, tricks and advice. Who knows, I might just be able to help someone along the way too - I hope so!

I know Corel isn't big here in the UK, but I've stuck with it (now using X3). The reason I stuck with it is because I found some fabulous training material a few years ago from a company in Australia - www.clicknlearn.com

Recently I was priveleged to review the new "Basics" training they're producing. I don't know when it'll be available, but I understand the new web site will be up soon (the old one is still there).

If you do use CorelDRAW or Corel Photo-Paint, I recommend you pay them a visit online - it's one of the best things I ever did. The support I've had from them over the years has also been excellent, not just on their Corel training stuff. You can even find some free training on the web site to give you a taste, although the current site uses older versions of stuff. Because I use the recorder and player supplied by their sister company, I know the new training stuff will be of even better quality.

Finally - NO, I don't work for them (before anyone accuses me of using the forum to sell stuff!)

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Old 11-29-2006, 08:37 AM   #2
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I previewed some of his sample lessons several years ago. Very easy to understand. Very useful. But I think he's shooting himself in the foot by requiring a nonstandard player. I just tried to view his sample streaming lessons. The streaming method cannot successfully install the player. And I can't view the downloadable files because my request for a viewer download link is still unanswered.
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Old 11-29-2006, 09:22 AM   #3
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Hi Andrew,

There's been a lot of development of a new recorder/player (by Cintinel corp., "sister" company to ClickNLearn) which can be embedded into the root folder of a web site for example. It means that the player doesn't have to be downloaded in order to view online.

Because I use both the recorder and player to produce training stuff myself, I know there's a problem viewing with Firefox and you have to use Internet Explorer to view online. I don't know if that will change.

I don't know what they intend to do with their online examples, but when the new site appears we'll find out!

Certainly I have no problem with the CD lessons.

If you send me a private message I'll send you a link to some training stuff I've put online using the new player. It at least will show you the improved quality of the player, even if my training material is not up to much! I would post a link here, but I don't know if that's the done thing!

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Old 11-29-2006, 12:23 PM   #4
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In my case, the ones that were supposed to run the CaptureCam web player did not work that way. When I tried to run them a popup asked me for permission to load the player, then told me there is not enough disk space. Also, if I went to the link to manually download the player, it forced me to fill out some information. There are lots of people who would not go to this trouble.

But this is more of a comment on his sales techniques. The quality of the sample lessons I've seen is very good.
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Old 11-29-2006, 01:22 PM   #5
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I made the same comment on the Cintinel forums when I first tried out the player - the majority of folks, as you say, will not go to the trouble of filling out information to download something like this. The new player doesn't require it.

I agree - you have to make life easy for people if you're trying to persuade them to use your software. They've gone some way to achieving this, I believe.

Funny thing - my original thread was about the training material rather than the CCP Player, but your replies show how important the method of presentation is.
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Phil,

What a coincidence. I always thought I might learn graphics, and who knows, even though I don't have the time, maybe now is the time. So I put the graphic program icons on the desk top, and this is one of them. In this forum the Corel programs are always mentioned, which makes a person curious. It does look neat.

Thanks for the site.

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Hi George,

Go for it!

I maybe should have waited a while before posting links etc. because I know ClickNLearn are due to update their site and products soon in a major way. Being an old customer of theirs, I was offered the chance to review some of their new stuff and it just gets better!

In the meantime, if you decide to start using CorelDRAW or Corel Photo-Paint, please send me a private message with any questions you have on getting started and I'll be happy to help out (if I can).

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In the meantime, if you decide to start using CorelDRAW or Corel Photo-Paint, please send me a private message with any questions you have on getting started and I'll be happy to help out (if I can).
It might work better to have the questions posted publicly. Then others here can learn from the answers, and add their own suggestions.
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Old 11-30-2006, 01:33 PM   #9
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Andrew - you're absolutely right. That's the whole point of forums after all!

I don't know what I was thinking. I put it down to age - can't think straight any more!

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