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Chapter 23. Flash and SVG Support > Creating SVG Output - Pg. 543

Flash and SVG Support · Resolution does not affect screen display or scaling. This is the printer resolution at which the file's graphics are saved. Higher resolution results in larger file sizes and better print quality. If the images are not intended for print, 72ppi is the most acceptable setting. Values can range from 72 to 2400ppi, a range determined by Illustrator rather than Flash. The biggest factor in determining settings is whether the animation will be further developed in the Flash program. If it will be imported into Flash, the options should include AI File to SWF File, Auto-Create Symbols, High Curve Quality, Lossless compression, and Resolution based on possible print application. If you will not import the image into Flash, choose AI Layers to SWF Frames and uncheck Auto-Create Symbols. The other settings will, of course, depend on your wishes for the individual file. Before you choose File, Export, ensure that all the layers in your animation are visible. SWF export creates frames only from visible layers and sublayers of your document. After you export an image to SWF, you can preview it in a Flash-enabled browser. Using the browser's com- mand File, Open (or the equivalent), navigate to the exported file on your hard drive to preview. If, in the export options, you have selected AI Layer to SWF Frames, you see the complete animation in an endless loop. If you choose AI Layers to SWF Files, you see all frames visible at once. Selecting AI Layers to SWF Files creates a series of files, one for each layer, and you can preview each independently in the browser. When you prepare a file for Flash, you must bring it into the program by using the Import command. Using Flash's Open command prevents you from doing further work on the file.