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Convert Animate projects to other document type formats

  1. Adobe Animate User Guide
  2. Introduction to Animate
    1. What's New in Animate
    2. Visual Glossary
    3. Animate system requirements
    4. Animate keyboard shortcuts
    5. Work with Multiple File Types in Animate
  3. Animation
    1. Animation basics in Animate
    2. How to use frames and keyframes in Animate
    3. Frame-by-frame animation in Animate
    4. How to work with classic tween animation in Animate
    5. Brush Tool
    6. Motion Guide
    7. Motion tween and ActionScript 3.0
    8. About Motion Tween Animation
    9. Motion tween animations
    10. Creating a Motion tween animation
    11. Using property keyframes
    12. Animate position with a tween
    13. How to edit motion tweens using Motion Editor
    14. Editing the motion path of a tween animation
    15. Manipulating motion tweens
    16. Adding custom eases
    17. Creating and applying Motion presets
    18. Setting up animation tween spans
    19. Working with Motion tweens saved as XML files
    20. Motion tweens vs Classic tweens
    21. Shape tweening
    22. Using Bone tool animation in Animate
    23. Work with character rigging in Animate
    24. How to use mask layers in Adobe Animate
    25. How to work with scenes in Animate
  4. Interactivity
    1. How to create buttons with Animate
    2. Convert Animate projects to other document type formats
    3. Create and publish HTML5 Canvas documents in Animate
    4. Add interactivity with code snippets in Animate
    5. Creating custom HTML5 Components
    6. Using Components in HTML5 Canvas
    7. Creating custom Components: Examples
    8. Code Snippets for custom Components
    9. Best practices - Advertising with Animate
    10. Virtual Reality authoring and publishing
  5. Workspace and workflow
    1. Creating and managing Paint brushes
    2. Using Google fonts in HTML5 Canvas documents
    3. Using Creative Cloud Libraries and Adobe Animate
    4. Use the Stage and Tools panel for Animate
    5. Animate workflow and workspace
    6. Using web fonts in HTML5 Canvas documents
    7. Timelines and ActionScript
    8. Working with multiple timelines
    9. Set preferences
    10. Using Animate authoring panels
    11. Create timeline layers with Animate
    12. Export animations for mobile apps and game engines
    13. Moving and copying objects
    14. Templates
    15. Find and Replace in Animate
    16. Undo, redo, and the History panel
    17. Keyboard shortcuts
    18. How to use the timeline in Animate
    19. Creating HTML extensions
    20. Optimization options for Images and Animated GIFs
    21. Export settings for Images and GIFs
    22. Assets Panel in Animate
  6. Multimedia and Video
    1. Transforming and combining graphic objects in Animate
    2. Creating and working with symbol instances in Animate
    3. Image Trace
    4. How to use sound in Adobe Animate
    5. Exporting SVG files
    6. Create video files for use in Animate
    7. How to add a video in Animate
    8. Draw and create objects with Animate
    9. Reshape lines and shapes
    10. Strokes, fills, and gradients with Animate CC
    11. Working with Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects
    12. Color Panels in Animate CC
    13. Opening Flash CS6 files with Animate
    14. Work with classic text in Animate
    15. Placing artwork into Animate
    16. Imported bitmaps in Animate
    17. 3D graphics
    18. Working with symbols in Animate
    19. Draw lines & shapes with Adobe Animate
    20. Work with the libraries in Animate
    21. Exporting Sounds
    22. Selecting objects in Animate CC
    23. Working with Illustrator AI files in Animate
    24. Applying blend modes
    25. Arranging objects
    26. Automating tasks with the Commands menu
    27. Multilanguage text
    28. Using camera in Animate
    29. Graphic filters
    30. Sound and ActionScript
    31. Drawing preferences
    32. Drawing with the Pen tool
  7. Platforms
    1. Convert Animate projects to other document type formats
    2. Custom Platform Support
    3. Create and publish HTML5 Canvas documents in Animate
    4. Creating and publishing a WebGL document
    5. How to package applications for AIR for iOS
    6. Publishing AIR for Android applications
    7. Publishing for Adobe AIR for desktop
    8. ActionScript publish settings
    9. Best practices - Organizing ActionScript in an application
    10. How to use ActionScript with Animate
    11. Accessibility in the Animate workspace
    12. Writing and managing scripts
    13. Enabling Support for Custom Platforms
    14. Custom Platform Support Overview
    15. Working with Custom Platform Support Plug-in
    16. Debugging ActionScript 3.0
    17. Enabling Support for Custom Platforms
  8. Exporting and Publishing
    1. How to export files from Animate CC
    2. OAM publishing
    3. Exporting SVG files
    4. Export graphics and videos with Animate
    5. Publishing AS3 documents
    6. Export animations for mobile apps and game engines
    7. Exporting Sounds
    8. Best practices - Tips for creating content for mobile devices
    9. Best practices - Video conventions
    10. Best practices - SWF application authoring guidelines
    11. Best practices - Structuring FLA files
    12. Best Practices to optimize FLA files for Animate
    13. ActionScript publish settings
    14. Specify publish settings for Animate
    15. Exporting projector files
    16. Export Images and Animated GIFs
    17. HTML publishing templates
    18. Working with Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects
    19. Quick share and publish your animations
  9. Troubleshooting
    1. Fixed issues
    2. Known issues


To convert your current document to any other document type, click File > Convert To and choose the desired document type. The following screenshot depicts the document conversion option from HTML5 canvas document type to other available formats.

List of allowed document types for conversion
List of allowed document types for conversion

HTML5 Canvas document type does not support multiple scenes. When you try to convert any multi-scene document to HTML5 Canvas document type, all the scenes are saved as separate files. Place all your scenes in separate symbols if you want to use them in a single document.

 You can convert your existing Animate projects to another format or reuse assets in a project by copying and pasting layers or library symbols.

Converting to other document types using JSAPI

If you have custom scenarios in which you want to convert files to other document types, then you can use the JSAPI. For example, converting many files at a time into other document types. 

convertToDoc method




Return value

Converts a document to expected document type.

document.convertToDoc(fileURI, doctype, fileClose)

fileURI A string, expressed as a file:/// URI, that specifies the path of the generated file after conversion.

docType A string value that specifies the required document type to be generated. To find document type, you can use document.type property. For example, fl.trace(fl.getDocumentDOM().type).

fileClose (optional) A Boolean value that specifies whether to close the generated file after conversion. Specifying true closes the generated file. The default is false.

A Boolean value.

True if document converted to expected document type successfully.

False otherwise.

Some of the sample scripts are provided below for your reference. You can copy the sample script in JSFL Script File document type, save the file, and execute it for better results. 

Converting all files from a folder to other document type

The following JSFL script converts all the fla files placed inside a folder to HTML5 Canvas doc.

var str = fl.scriptURI;
var url = str.substring(0, str.lastIndexOf("/"));
var folderURI = url + "/";
var fileMask = "*.fla";
var list = FLfile.listFolder(folderURI + "/" + fileMask, "files");
if (list) {
for(var i=0;i<list.length;i++)
 var fileURI = folderURI + list[i];
 var doc = fl.openDocument(fileURI);
    doc.convertToDoc(folderURI+'Convertedfla'+i+'.fla',' htmlcanvas');


Converting latest active document to other document type

The following JSFL script converts the latest active document type file to HTML5 Canvas doc.

var str = fl.scriptURI;
var url = str.substring(0, str.lastIndexOf("/"));

var doc = fl.getDocumentDOM();
doc.convertToDoc(url +'/RotationCamera2.fla','htmlcanvas');

Converting all active documents to other document type

The following JSFL script converts all active documents to WebGL document type.

var str = fl.scriptURI;
var url = str.substring(0, str.lastIndexOf("/"));

for(var i=0;i<fl.documents.length;i++)
 fl.documents[i].convertToDoc(url +'/abc'+i+'.fla','webGLDoc',true);

Browsing for a document and converting it into other document type

The following JSFL script searches for a specific string document type and converts it into AS3 document type. 

var fileURI = fl.browseForFileURL('open','open');
var doc = fl.openDocument(fileURI);
var sr = "";
sr +=fileURI;
var str = sr.substring(0, sr.lastIndexOf("/")); 
doc.convertToDoc( str+"/test.fla" ,'Flash',true);


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