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    projector .bat probs on macG5

    Hi guys,
    1st time on forum...find info very informative.
    I have read most of the threads on lauching PDFs and Word from projector. I tried the Northcode Invoke batch file, the flashgeek.exe file and the executor.exe file followed the instructions, networked to a PC put them on the desktop c:drive, used folders called fscommand where applicable and tried the right clicking for the properties to hide the .bat files...but the button in the projector didn't work. I thought about the comment of security with MX so I loaded my old flash 5 onto the old operating system on the G5, back saved the projecter and used a simple fscommand to launch a .bat file and it worked fine, especially the flashgeek.exe. The Invoke still gave me the ugly black screen. BTY I have no fingernails left.

    What I want to know is what’s the go with MX, when I publish a PC projector and burn it to disk, I want the client to be able to put the projector wherever they like and press a button in the projector to launch Word, and open mainly .doc files (a lot of them)and a few PDFs.
    Also the file will be around the 6 to 10 meg mark, is that OK for flash to handle.

    I hope I don't seem too demanding, I traded the coffee in now for alcohol and I am getting close to a deadline and I think I need therapy,
    thanks.

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    If you do a search for PROXY.EXE you'll find another FREE utility I wrote that lets you hide the ugly old DOS box when running BAT files.

    Note that any BAT files you do run have to be in a folder called FSCommand in the same directory as your projector, that's just a Flash MX and MX 2004 limitation that you have to live with as long as you're using the stanadalone EXE.

    http://www.macromedia.com/support/fl...opics.htm#exec

    If you move up to one of the commercial third party projector tools then the mist clears and you can do a lot of interesting things...

    SWF Studio http://www.northcode.com
    Flash Studio http://www.multidmedia.com
    Jugglor http://www.***********.com
    FlashAnts http://www.flashants.com
    Flash 'N Pack http://www.flashnpack.com
    SWFKit http://www.swfkit.com
    LPFlashEX http://www.logicplus.com.hk

    What I want to know is what’s the go with MX, when I publish a PC projector and burn it to disk, I want the client to be able to put the projector wherever they like and press a button in the projector to launch Word, and open mainly .doc files (a lot of them)and a few PDFs.
    Not sure I understand what you want here. If they move the projector off the CD, they won't be able to launch the documents on the CD. Did I miss something?

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    Thanks Northcode for your hasty reply. I am pretty sure I used the proxy.exe utility because I have it on the desktop with the others. I will try it again and get back to you. The projector is for my mother-in-law's Iridology practice so I am trying to do it on the cheap without purchasing 3d party products. I know it takes more time and fingernails but I figure I am learning and learning is good. The flash 5 version worked good enough for my mother-in-law to take to a conference for demonstration, which gives me a couple of days extention to finish the job in MX.
    What I meant by moving the projector off the cd and onto a drive is that wherever the client puts the folder containg the projector & .exe files, the .doc files and the bat files, the projector will work.
    Thanks again for the reply...
    Svensonx

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