Specify the Flash® movie

A Flash screensaver can play only one movie. You just have to specify it in the project. Several methods are available though.

Specify the movie from the project window

1. Activate the Screen Saver Document window.

2. In the Flash Movie dialog box (click the tab if necessary), click on the [...] button (). A standard Windows dialog box opens to let you choose the Flash movie file you want to use. Browse your disks, select a file and click Open.

3. The full pathname is added in the Flash Movie field () and you see the movie in the Preview window ().

 

4. If the Save a copy of the file in the Project Document option is checked, the video file will be stored in the screen saver project (not recommended for large files).

5. In the Position (center) group:

6. In the Size group:

7. If you check Automatically Repeat Forever option, it allows to specify an animation that will be played over and over.

8. If you check Show Mouse Pointer option, it allows to let the user interact with the animation..

Add a Flash file using Drag & Drop

1. Go to the librarian, expand Media Files and select the Animation folder.

2. Select a flash file then drag and drop () to the Screen Saver document window:

3. A dialog box opens (see below).  

4. In Flash Movie field () you see the full pathname to the file you're about to add. Check that this is the correct file.

5. In the Size group, select the Full Screen (maximized) option (). Also, be sure the option Show Mouse Pointer () is NOT checked. This is used to create interactive screensavers (not for this tutorial). When done, Click OK.

6. The file is included in the project (you see the filename in the Flash Movie field) and you see the movie in the Preview window (on right side).

Specify the Flash® movie using the Clipboard (copy/paste)

1. Go to the librarian or the built-in Explorer (Ctrl+E), browse your folders and select a Flash file.

2. Choose Edit/Copy.

3. Return to the project window.

4. Choose Edit/Paste.

5. The name of the Flash file displays in the area "Flash movie" in the Dialog box "Shockwave Flash properties". Click OK.

6. The file is included in the project (you see the filename in the Flash Movie field) and you see the movie in the Preview window (on right side).