Can you export Articulate directly to an SWF (Flash expertise)?

Aug 24, 2011

I have a dilemma I am trying to resolve. I need to make a photo gallery and I was planning on using Flash. This will not work though because it will be hard to manage once I leave my current place of work. I came up with a way to make a nice looking photo gallery within PowerPoint and Articulate; however I am having issues loading it up as I want.

I have a Flash button on our website, and I want to link it to the Photo Gallery. I initially tried publishing it as a webpage. This is easy enough, but when the Articulate package loads, it appears in a new browser and contains the address bar/nav buttons/scroll bars/etc. I want this to load on its own separate window (minus the aforementioned tools).

2 Questions:

Is there any way to use Actionscripts to achieve this?

Or can I export articulate directly to a .swf file?



3 Replies
steve mcmillen

You can't export directly to a single SWF sorry.  In order to get a link to open up a new window that doesn't have the tool bars (sorry you can't remove the address bar in most browsers) you'd have to use JavaScript.  you could do something like the below.

Include this function in your HTML head section

     function popup(url) {

 (url, 'newwindow', config='height=650, width=1000, toolbar=no, menubar=no, scrollbars=no, resizable=no,location=no, directories=no, status=no')


Then for your links use this code


Ian Monk

I have been trying to avoid actually altering the html code.

I messed around with this throughout the day and finally found a way to get it to work directly in Flash.

1. Published Articulate file to web.

2. Created a zip and uploaded to our website.

3. Unzipped it on our website.

4. Found the player.html file.

5. Opened the Flash document and included the following script onto a button (using Actionscript 2.0):

on (release) {
 var jscommand = "'','win','height=710,width=1080,toolbar=no,scrollbars=no');";
 getURL("javascript:" + jscommand + " void(0);");

6. Uploaded the Flash.swf to our website and tested. Note: You will need to test in the browser. It will not work locally.

7. Enjoyed the satisfaction of it working. You can adjust the setting as needed by altering the code.


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