Hello - I am somewhat new to Flash MX and have an early prototype page at http://www.reframe.net/clqonweb.htm
which does part of what I want and I don't know how to do the next bit. I have looked far and wide upon the net and now I hope someone here can help.
I am a psychotherapist/coach and the page I have put together contains a series of questions from a therapeutic/coaching process called Clean Language. One of the things we know from our working experience is that even when you know what a question will be, hearing someone else ask you that question makes a difference, somehow.
So the page is designed to allow someone to have questions asked of them by a (mostly) human voice (mine). It achieves this already, after a fashion - it needs design work and other improvements (this is a first prototype - I promise my voice will be less stilted next version).
My second intention is for the user to be able to:
click on the question they want to be asked,
hear it asked,
type in a reply, then
choose another question
and so on until they have either worked out whatever they want to work out or got sick of my voice.
The third outcome I have in mind is that at the end of the session, I want the user to be able to print out a transcript of the whole session that reads sequentially 'question 1, response 1, question 2, response 2,' etc, as if it had been an actual face-to-face rather than a face-to-screen session.
I can happily work out the looping in the timeline and so on. What I don't know is how to build up this transcript because if I use variables in a loop, I imagine the variable will be overwritten each time. I saw a reference to a local shared object which might be useful since it resides clientside so privacy is pretty assured. It would be okay if the text needs to go to a text file, a database or array on the server though.
Essentially the transcript is a list that alternates between the last question asked by my recorded voice (I use the text of the question as the button for that spoken question so I should just be able to use that) and the last response typed in by the user to a box.
My apologies if this is not very technical - I hope someone can at least give me a clue where to be looking. I suspect we are looking at some of the technology of forms, variables, a scripting language like PHP?
I will apreciate any help you can offer.