step one: set swf publish settings

Adobe’s Scott Fegette has a good tip for Flash 8 developers who publish swfs targeting earlier versions of the Flash Player (ie, <8).

Bottom line, the first thing you should do to a new fla is set the player version. Do that, and features of the IDE that aren’t supported in your target player will be disabled.

Seeing as how the Flash Asset Xtra that ships with Authorware 7 embeds the Flash Player 6 this is a ‘damned good to know’.

OT, posting this from Chicago’s O’Hare (wireless isn’t free but it’s fast).

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