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Testing a Movie

Testing a Flash movie is an important part of the design process. For example, as you work, you should periodically stop, and test the movie. It's also a good idea to periodically save your document. In fact, you should always save the Flash document before testing. That way, if there happen to be any problems, it's an easy matter of restoring the file, from the last-saved version. To preview your Flash SWF file with the publishing format and settings you've selected, you can use the Publish Preview command. This command exports the file and opens the preview within the default browser.

Test a Movie

Click the File menu, point to Publish Preview, and then select from the following options:

  • Default (HTML) F12. Select this option to display the Flash document within an HTML document.

  • Flash. Select this option to create and play a Flash .swf file.

  • GIF. Select this option to create a GIF version of the currently selected frame in the Timeline.

  • JPEG. Select this option to create a JPEG version of the currently selected frame in the Timeline.

  • PNG. Select this option to create a PNG version of the currently selected frame in the Timeline.

  • Projector. Select this option to display the Flash document in a self-contained projector file.

  • QuickTime. Select this option to open QuickTime, and play the Flash movie as a QuickTime file.


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