on ScreenCam Movies
Some of the topics on
this Excel Review web site are supported by ScreenCam movies. These
movies are short, screen-view demonstrations in Excel accompanied by
voice narration that you can play on your computer.
Because voice narration is part of these ScreenCam
to properly play them you'll need audio capability on your computer.
In addition, depending on the ScreenCam format movie you choose, you
may also need to have a copy of the free ScreenCam player installed
on your computer.
The ScreenCam movies on this web site are available
in two formats: "NeedsPlayer" and "StandAlone".
ScreenCam files in this format are smaller
in size than in the "StandAlone" format. They have an .scm
extension. This format requires that you have the free ScreenCam
Player software installed on your computer. If you plan to view
more than one or two ScreenCam movies, it's worth your while to download
the free player. The Player file is named
SCPLAYER.EXE and is about 897K in size. It requires no installation
other than being loaded on your hard drive.
ScreenCam files in this format have the necessary
player software embedded, so their file sizes are larger. As you might
expect, their file extension is .exe. If you only plan to view one
or two ScreenCam movies, this is probably the most convenient format
- Depending on the
way you have your computer configured, clicking a link to a ScreenCam
movie file will either start up the ScreenCam movie or prompt you
to download the file. If you want to change your configuration, edit
your browser's settings (preferences) for applications.
you download a stand-alone-format (.exe) ScreenCam movie file and
save it to your hard drive, you can play the file by double-clicking
the file name in Windows Explorer.
you download a "needs-player"-format (.scm) ScreenCam movie
file and save it to your hard drive, you can also play the file by
double-clicking the file name in Windows Explorer. (You must have
the free ScreenCam player installed on your computer.)
- If when you click a ScreenCam
movie file web page link you see a screen full of gibberish instead
of the download dialog you expect, try holding down the SHIFT key
before clicking the file link.
to ScreenCam movies on this site are identified by this ScreenCam