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Chapter 26. Printing

by Darrel Plant

In this chapter

How to Print a Flash Movie

Specifying Print Frames

Specifying Print Areas

Printing Movie Clips

Troubleshooting Printing

Did You Know?

Shortly after the release of Flash 4, Macromedia revised the browser plug-in and ActiveX control to enable a feature developers had been wanting ever since the Web was in its infancy: high-quality, small-download, printable files.

What's more, because Flash has the capability to change graphics and text, a printed Flash movie can be incredibly personalized, not just a static printable page.

Flash can even print content the users don't see. Unlike other Web-printing technologies, Flash movies can display just enough information to entice the viewer to print a document, and then print material that might not even be downloaded until they've made the decision to follow through.

In Flash 4, printing was limited to applications in which the plug-in or ActiveX control was used. In Flash 5, printing is supported in the Flash Player, in projectors, and in Test Movie mode.


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