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Shockwave and Flash

Shockwave and Flash Player are Netscape plug-ins, but you get more up-front ability to set their attributes by using the Insert > Media > Shockwave and Insert > Media > Flash tools. Director, Flash, and Dreamweaver are developed by Macromedia, after all, and integration of the three is one of Dreamweaver's big selling points.

To insert a Shockwave or Flash file

1.
In the Document window, click to place the insertion point at the place on the page where you want the Shockwave or Flash movie to appear.

2.
From the menu bar, select Insert > Media > Shockwave or Insert > Media > Flash.

or

Click on the Shockwave or Flash button under the Media menu on the Common category of the Insert bar.

3.
The Select Shockwave or Select Flash dialog box will appear (Figure 7.28). Locate the file on your computer. Click OK (Open) when you find the file.

Figure 7.28. Choose a .DCR, .DIR, or .DXR file (Shockwave) or a .SWF, .SPL, or .SWT (Shockwave Flash Template) file from your computer.


The dialog box will close and a placeholder will appear in the Document window: or . If the file includes preset dimensions, such as 500x500px, the placeholder will take up that amount of space.


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