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Flash® Catalyst™ CS5 Bible by Rob Huddleston

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Chapter 17. Exporting Catalyst Projects Directly to Flash Player

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Exporting projects as SWFs

  • Embed fonts

  • Deploying the project to the Web

Catalyst is primarily intended to be middleware (that is, a program that exists as a sort of bridge between design programs such as Illustrator and development applications such as Flash Builder). It is not intended to be a tool that you can use to design completed projects.

However, in certain specific scenarios, you can export the completed project to run directly in Flash Player. In particular, projects that do not require server-side data connections or complex actions may be created completely in Catalyst.

Exporting a Project as a SWF

Catalyst projects are saved as FXP files, but Flash Player can only work with SWFs. Thus, you will need to specifically publish the project as a SWF in order to run it directly. Choose File

Exporting a Project as a SWF

You can also choose to make the project accessible, build deployable and redistributable versions, an AIR version, and embed fonts.

Note

See Chapter 18 for more details on working with AIR. Other options for deployable and redistributable projects and on embedding fonts are covered later in this chapter.

The Publish as SWF dialog box

Figure 17.1. The Publish as SWF dialog box

When you select the Publish as SWF option in Catalyst, it creates a folder at ...

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