Document sharing
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Posted By:   Anonymous
Posted On:   Tuesday, June 10, 2003 12:53 PM

We have a web application on conferencing , we want to add a feature where moderator can control the presentation(say power point) and will be seen by all the people on the conference ?

Any idea how to start on this project I want to keep it simple ????

Re: Document sharing

Posted By:   Christopher_Koenigsberg  
Posted On:   Tuesday, June 10, 2003 01:40 PM

"Placeware" (not free) is a system for conducting training, conferencing etc., that does something like you describe (I'm just a user, haven't dug inside it) ... I can see that it uses a Java applet on each conference participant's desktop, which then displays what the instructor/leader is doing (like paging through a Powerpoint, viewing live Web pages, etc.) on their desktop, plus gives access to supplemental stored material etc.

Unfortunately it doesn't sound like a very "simple" feature, to me.... I used to know Ph.D. researchers working on similar, though more complicated, things (e.g. especially it gets more complicated when adding delayed playback, emailing back and forth, and adding/overdubbing layers of annotation, as in http://www.scr.siemens.com/pdf/spie94_1.pdf) ....

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