First Look at Lotus Freelance Graphics version 1.5
By: John W. Edwards
What is Freelance Graphics?
Freelance Graphics is a presentation
developer and presenter. If you have to make a presentation to a group
of people and you wish to have a powerful impact, you can use Freelance
Graphics component of Lotus Smart Suite for OS/2 Warp to create a slide show to emphasize key points
of your presentation. The slide show can contain text, graphics, photos, charts,
sound and animation to illustrate your point and to attract and keep the
attention of your audience.
1. Development Tools
Freelance Graphics provides
productivity tools such as:
2. Presentation Tools
Lotus Infobox which allows "one-stop
editing" of object attributes for pages, text, charts, diagrams and multimedia
Outliner View that allows free-form
Page Sorter that lets you quickly
rearrange, copy, add, delete or zoom in on pages
Task Sensitive Interface displays
only the commands, menus and icons for a given task
30 customizable SmartMaster
Templates for common business documents that can be included or excluded,
edited and put in any order
Text Formatting allows global
text changes, pre-defined Named Styles, Numbered Lists, automatic bullets
of customizable types, spacing controls, WYSIWYG text editing, Spell Checker
and Curved Text Gallery
Lotus Chart supports bar (vertical,
horizontal, stacked, 100%), line, area, pie, XY high-low-open-close, bar-line,
number grid, 3D (bar, exploded pie, line, area), radar, pictogram chart
types and can import data from Lotus 1-2-3,
TeamReview provides for an automated
online reviewing and editing of presentations. The author, after distributing
the presentation, gets reviewers' edits, made with simple mark-up tools,
consolidated into one file for viewing online, page by page to incorporate,
modify or delete comments.
Copy Pages from Other Files.
View pages found in other presentations and easily select pages to be added
to your presentation.
LotusScript, an object-oriented
Basic language compatible with Visual Basic can be used to customize Freelance
Graphics for OS/2 Warp 4.
125+ SmartMaster Designs. There
are 100 ready-made, fully editable diagrams -- from hubs to timelines.
Create your own diagrams -- drag-and-drop text shapes and connectors. Multiple
Page Layouts. Title, bulleted list, two-column bullets, chart (one, two
or four), bullets & chart, bullets & symbol, basic layout, table,
organization chart and business diagram.
File and Graphics support include
compatibility with files from Freelance Graphics for DOS, Windows 3.1,
Windows 95 and OS/2. Imports more than 20 file formats including Harvard
Graphics for Windows, PowerPoint 3.0, TXT, CGM, EPS, GIF, DRW, MET, TIF,
BMP, TGA, AI, and more.
Presentations can be made in
color or B&W.
Printing of Audience Notes,
Speaker Notes, Handouts, or Full Page is possible.
Animated Movie Clips and Transition
Effects can give your presentation the zip needed to attract and keep the
attention of the audience.
Publish Freelance Presentations
to the Web. It's just a mouse click away.
TeamMail allows you to broadcast
your entire presentation or selected pages to a team, or send it to individuals
TeamShow allows you to control
a "ScreenShow" on a remote PC via your LAN, Intranet or over the Internet.
Exports file formats: CGM, WMF,
EPS, MET, TGA, WPG, TIFF, PCX, BMP, AI and HTM
> What's New?
Unless otherwise noted, all content on this site is Copyright © 2004, VOICE