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Development Tools

Free Lectora guides for templates, hotkeys, certificates, and animated characters

Search Engine for Lectora (Untried)


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Free stock photography sources you can use them for most personal and commercial uses. Be sure to read the license agreement for use. You may NOT resell the photo.


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Zoom Search Engine 5.0

Zoom is the easiest way to add a powerful custom search engine for your website, Intranet, or CD/DVD-ROM. It will run on most hosting services via one of the supported platform options (PHP, ASP, Javascript, CGI) and has a huge array of features. People have asked for this. I have not tried it so I am not sure it works for Lectora and no idea how it would work with an LMS.


Screen Ruler

This is absolutely one of the best screen rulers you can get and IT IS FREE!!! --->



Screen Capture - Nice because you can automate so many things.


Free Screen Capture - Free but less powerful



Free but very limited



Can preserve hyperlinks from MS Word as well as build a sidebar table of contents based on styles. It gives more dynamic control over where things are saved.



Sound recording and editing tool



FLV (Flash Video) captioning solution. Good tool for adding events (cuepoints) to .flvs


Windows Media Encoder 9 Series

For doing all kinds of stuff including adding events to audio and video files if you do not have Lectora Professional.

Tools for the Developer