Saving a swf Movie

Saving a swf Movie

Flash CS4 Tutorial


How to Save a Flash swf Movie



You can save a swf file of your movie using multiple methods. The easy method is by choosing Test Movie. The second way requires that you Publish the movie.


Step One

Create and save a 24 frame Flash animation and save your .fla file.

Step Two

Choose Control > Test Movie (Cmd/Return (PC-Ctrl/Enter)) . The swf file is saved in the same directory as your .fla file.

Step Three

A second method is to Publish your movie. Choose File > Publish Settings and click the Formats tab.

Step Four

Make sure Flash (.swf) is selected.

Step Five

Click the Publish button. The file is saved in the same directory as your .fla file.

Why is the Flash Player Version Important?

In the Publish Settings (Flash tab) you can set the Flash Player Version. Depending on your audience, you may want to choose a version prior to the most current.

Keep in mind that by choosing an earlier version, some of the latest features or ActionScript may not work. It is best to determine your Flash Player Version and Frame Rate when you start a project.