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Adobe Flash CS4 Professional How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques by Mark Schaeffer

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Chapter TenPublishing and Exporting

The process of converting a Flash movie into a format suitable for public consumption is called publishing. Effective publishing requires that you know as much as possible about the audience who will be viewing your movie: What kind of computers are they likely to have? How fast are their connections to the Internet? What versions of Flash Player can you expect them to have installed? The answers to questions like these help you choose the most appropriate output options for a movie. Those options—called Publish Settings—are stored in the movie’s FLA file.

In addition to publishing movies in SWF and other distribution formats, Flash has the capacity to convert Flash movies—or single frames of ...

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