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Chapter 36. DELIVERING THE GOODS > BUILDING CD-ROMS - Pg. 594

DELIVERING THE GOODS swRemote="swSaveEnabled='true' swVolume='true' swRestart='true' swPausePlay='true' swFastForward='true' swContextMenu='true' " swStretchStyle=none type="application/x-director" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/"> </embed> </object> 594 For more information about publishing, see "Publish Settings," p. 162 (Chapter 9) For more information about building HTML tags, see "Working with Browsers," p. 454 (Chapter 22, "Shockwave and Internet Access") BUILDING CD-ROMS Next to the Internet, the most common way to deliver Director content is on CD-ROMs. The steps involved in making a CD-ROM depend on your CD-ROM burner, and your CD-ROM burning soft- ware. Usually, the software comes with documentation. Because software varies greatly, it is im- possible to go into complete detail here. If you are making a cross-platform CD-ROM, this usually involves building two descriptions of the CD-ROM contents. The popular CD-ROM burning software, Adaptec Toast, requires you to make the Mac description first by creating a temporary hard drive partition and copying all the files to it. Next, you can describe the Windows side of the CD-ROM to it, pointing to files both on the Mac temporary partition and elsewhere. The program is then smart enough to place shared files on the CD-ROM once, in such a way that both platforms can read them. This way, if you have a 650MB CD-ROM, you might have just a few megabytes of Mac-only data and a few megabytes of PC-only data. The Mac-only data and PC-only data can be the projector and all the Xtras. The rest can be nearly 650MB of shared data.