Chapter 9. Publishing and Final Delivery

In This Chapter

  • Getting ready to publish

  • Picking a publish format

  • Previewing your work

  • Publishing for Web delivery

  • Choosing settings for your movie

  • Publishing Adobe AIR applications for the desktop

  • Creating custom publish profiles

To show your creations to the world, publish the final movie with the Publish command. Before publishing, you can use the Publish Settings option to specify important settings for your final movie, including quality and version settings as well as your choice of file formats. Different options let you publish for the Web, CD-ROM, and even mobile phones. We cover all these options in this chapter.

Getting Familiar with the Publish Process

The .fla or .xfl files you use to build your movie are intended only for the Flash authoring environment. When you're ready to deliver a final product, create a final .swf (compressed movie) file that Flash Player can display in a Web browser.

Flash Player is responsible for displaying your movie in Web pages and mobile phones and on CD-ROM (when packaged as a projector). Adobe AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) provides an environment where movies can be run as desktop applications.

The Publish command, activated when you choose File

Getting Familiar with the Publish Process

Before publishing your final movie, use the Publish Settings dialog box to tell Flash exactly which files you want to generate and which settings to use for each file ...

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