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Adobe Creative Cloud Design Tools All-in-One For Dummies by Jennifer Smith

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Chapter 9: Publishing and Final Delivery

In This Chapter

  • Getting familiar with the publishing process
  • Picking a publish format
  • Previewing your work
  • Publishing for the web
  • Publishing for mobile devices
  • Publishing Adobe AIR applications for the desktop
  • Creating custom publish profiles

To share your creations with the world, you need to publish your 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. Flash can publish to the web (as SWF or HTML), desktop applications, and now to native mobile platforms such as iOS and Android with the help of Adobe AIR.

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, you need to use the Publish command (FileImagePublish) to create a final compressed file that can display in a web browser or device.

The Publish command (FileImagePublish) creates final files for deployment to the web, mobile, or desktop applications. The result can be a finished SWF file, HTML and JavaScript files, or an application installer. For movies intended for the web (such ...

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