Delivering Movies to Your Audience
Figure 18.9 To access the settings
for publishing a movie, choose File >
Publish Settings.
Figure 18.10 The Formats section of the Publish
Settings dialog lets you publish your Flash content in
as many as six formats at the same time. A seventh
format choice creates an HTML document for display-
ing the published fi les in a browser.
To make your movie available to the pub-
lic, you must publish or export it. Flashs
Publish function is geared toward presenting
material on the Web and creating a range of
formats for various viewers.  e Export fea-
ture has similar settings but creates just one
format at a time (see the sidebar “Publishing
vs. Exporting”).
To set the publishing format:
1. Open the Flash document you want to
2. Choose File > Publish Settings, or press
Option-Shift-F12 (Mac) or Ctrl-Shift-F12
(Windows) (Figure 18.9).
e Publish Settings dialog appears.  e
top of the dialog displays a Current Pro le
and buttons for working with pro les. If
youre working in a new document and
have never created a pro le, Default is
your only option. If you open a  le made
with a previous version of Flash, the pro-
le name re ects that version. A pro le is
the compilation of settings for the various
publishing options. You can save settings
in new pro les. Leave the current pro le
in place.
3. Click the Formats button (Mac) or tab
(Windows) (Figure 18.10).
4. Choose one of the seven format options.
e options are Flash (.swf), HTML
(.html), GIF Image (.gif), JPEG Image
(.jpg), PNG Image (.png), Windows
Projector (.exe), and Macintosh Projector.
5. To set the options for a selected format,
select the button (Mac) or tab (Windows)
associated with that format (as outlined
in separate tasks later in this chapter).
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6. To save these settings with the current
le, click OK.
Flash uses these settings each time you