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Thread: External file links to a Projecter file on a cd, help!

  1. #1
    Junior Member
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    Jun 2001

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    Can anyone help? I've just created a projector file that works well. I wanted to include about 21 pdf documents in the presentation. I created a html page and linked all of the files to the html page that is included on the cd and left the html document in the default folder.

    I created a button and linked it to index.htm but the file won't open and the projector freezes.

    What is the best way to link external files to a projector file on a cdrom? The computers won't have web access.


  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Well first of all when opening a HTML file in windows via flash you should be aware of certain bugs..

    In Flash 4 the default browser is ignored with a projector and it only opens IE..

    In Flash 5 under Windows 2000 the window opens in the background of the flash projector.. and mailto: command doesn't work at all from a projector..

    Now you should be able to use GetURL and use a file name like index.htm and if that file is in the root folder with the projector it should open..

    The best way to do a professional cdrom presentation is to open the .pdf's from flash.. using a web page is a tad bit cheesy..

    Unfortunately to do it right you need 3rd party software as flash won't open anything but .exe's from a projector..

    You could use my freeware tools at http://flashtools.net or northcode's commercial program at http://www.northcode.com

  3. #3
    Junior Member
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    Jun 2001

    Smile Thanks for your help!

    Thanks For your help... The htm file was just bugging. The presentation is great... my client wanted to ad 21 pdf's to the cd. I did not want to have to worry about the acrobat plugins. I designed a nice htm page and linked the pdf's.

    I wanted to try the programs that you suggested, which one works the best? I will absolutely use it in the future.

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