Web authoring - collect step graphics into cloud, download to polish

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    Trevor DeVore

    If ScreenSteps could be run from a USB drive would that work for you?

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    Russ

    Oooh - that's interesting...

    It might solve the problem.  I am not sure how tightly they can nail Windows down. I would definitely be willing to give it  a go.

    There is also that whole legal thing, but Blue Mango would certainly have large amounts of indemnity insurance to help out its customers, no?

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    Trevor DeVore

    I believe a portable application should work on most, it not all, computers. The idea is that no files are written to the computer but rather stored on the USB drive alongside the ScreenSteps application. I'm looking at making ScreenSteps completely portable for a 2.9 update. No promises but I don't think it will be too hard.

    You can read about portable applications here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portable_application

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    Russ

    I have discovered a hitch - one of my customers has a Windows policy that automatically encrypts any external storage device that is put into its systems.   Is it also possible that they can prevent applications from running off an external device?

    I have other customers that are not quite so paranoid.  Government, for example, seems to be very relaxed, so it is still a very valuable solution for me.

    I presume that this would require a kind of floating license - so the stick is licenced, not the system it is poked into?

    And I also presume the library will be on the stick too? 

    This increases the desirability of one of my other highly valuable suggestions :-) - the tool that does drag-n-drop copies of documents between libraries.

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    Trevor DeVore

    I don't know if they can prevent apps from running or not. We will have to see what happens.

    The library and preference file (which contains the license) would both be on the USB drive.

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    Greg DeVore

    You can now create articles from the web interface and upload images. You can then open that article later on in the desktop editor to polish the article.

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