Working with Flash Player Settings
Chapter 18
Figure 18.14 The Flash section of the Publish Settings
dialog offers options for publishing your Flash movie
as a Flash Player (SWF) fi le.
Working with Flash Player
e stand-alone Flash Player is an applica-
tion  le that installs with Flash.  e Player
opens when you double-click the icon of a
SWF  le. (From within Flash Player, you can
use the File > Open command to open and
play SWF  les.) To prepare a Flash movie
for playing in the stand-alone Player, choose
either the Publish or Export command in the
Flash editor.  e options are basically the
same for both commands.
To publish a Flash Player (SWF) fi le:
1. From an open Flash document, choose
File > Publish Settings.
e Publish Settings dialog appears;
choose a base publishing pro le, or leave
the current setting.
2. Click the Formats button (Mac) or tab
3. In the Type section, select Flash (.swf).
If you wish, type a new name in the File
eld for the Flash (SWF)  le. Be sure to
include the .swf extension.
4. Click the Flash button (Mac) or tab
(Windows) (Figure 18.14).
5. Set Flash options as described in the fol-
lowing tasks.
6. Click Publish.
Working with Flash Player Settings
Delivering Movies to Your Audience
Figure 18.15 Choose a version of Flash Player to
publish to. Publishing to versions earlier than 10
makes some features of Flash CS4 unavailable,
but ensures that a wider audience will have the
correct player.
To choose a Flash Player version:
In the Flash section of the Publish
Settings dialog, from the Player pop-up
menu, choose a version of Flash Player
(Figure 18.15).
Your options are Flash Player 1 (formerly
known as FutureSplash Animator)
through 10, Adobe AIR 1.1 (a develop-
ment platform that enables Internet
applications to run o