Adobe Presenter enables you to add SWF files to presentations. (For information about adding video files, see Import video. You can use a SWF file to add content or visual interest (for example, an animated pointer).
Each slide in a presentation is loaded as an individual external Flash asset and can be augmented with any SWF file. When working with embedded SWF files, follow these guidelines:
Author the SWF file at 30 frames per second. Adobe Presenter presentations are created at 30 frames per second, so SWF files with the same setting can be integrated into the presentation smoothly.
Do not use _root or absolute movie clip references. Use relative paths in the MovieClip object references, not _root.
The SWF file you want to embed must not attempt to change anything outside its own file. Therefore, the code cannot see the following variables: _level#, _global, or stage.
In Adobe Presenter 7.0.7, use AS3 SWF files for better results while controlling the SWF file through the presentation toolbar.
A Flash (SWF) file is a compiled, view-only file that delivers graphics and animation over the Internet.
If you have created animated simulations and demonstrations in Adobe Captivate, you can easily add them to your presentations. Certain Adobe Captivate projects, such as training demonstrations or software simulations, can be useful in presentations.
Use PowerPoint to preview how the SWF content appears in your presentation. In PowerPoint, from the View menu, select slideshow. (In PowerPoint 2007/2010, Trust Center settings for ActiveX may prevent Flash animations embedded in slides from playing in the slideshow.)
When you add a SWF file to a presentation, you can choose whether to control the SWF file through the Adobe Presenter playbar (Stop, Pause, Play, and so on) or the playbar in the original SWF file. For example, if you add an Adobe Captivate demonstration SWF file to the presentation, you can control the demonstration through the Adobe Presenter playbar in the viewer or the playbar in the Adobe Captivate demonstration.
This setting is only available for SWF files added as slide video, not SWF files added as sidebar video.
Ordinarily, you want to control the SWF file through the Adobe Presenter playbar because Adobe Presenter buffers the next two slides. If you don’t control the file through the Adobe Presenter playbar, the SWF file begins to play too early.
Video files added to a presentation can appear directly on a slide or in the viewer sidebar. Slide video is easily integrated into existing slides or you can create a slide containing only the video file. Adding a video file as sidebar video is especially useful if you have video of a speaker. Video added to the sidebar appears in the location used for Adobe Presenter photographs. Only one video can be added to one slide area.
(For information about adding SWF files, see Add and manage SWF files in presentations
Video is added to each slide individually. If you need to use one sidebar video file for multiple slides, split the video into separate files.
Video file formats that can be imported are 3GP, F4V (never reencoded as On2 FLV), ASF, AVI, DV, DVI, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPG, WMA, WMV, and FLV.
Adobe Presenter enables you to import multiple video file formats by reencoding them as On2 FLV files. The following formats can be converted: ASF, WMV, AVI, MPEG, MPE, M1V, M2V, MOD, MP2, MPV2, MP2V, MP4, DV, DVI, MOV, 3GP, 3GPP, 3GP2, and 3GPP2. The embedded files can be played on Flash Player 9 (in Adobe Presenter 7.0.7, the files can be played in Flash Player 9 or later).
H.264 files are not reencoded as FLV files because they are supported by Flash Player 188.8.131.52 or later. Files in AVI and MOV format that are H.264 encoded are not converted to FLV.
(Optional) Select Preview to see a small version of the video file directly in the Import Video dialog box.
If you are importing a video that requires QuickTime for preview, using the Preview option might cause instability. (File types that use QuickTime for preview are MP4, DV, DVI, MOV, 3GP, 3GPP, 3GP2, 3GPP2, M4V, and F4V.)
H.264 is a video compression standard created to provide good video quality at a lower bit rate than other standards.
You can import H.264 video into Adobe Presenter. H.264 video requires Flash Player version 184.108.40.206. When the video is played back, Adobe Presenter checks for Flash Player version. If the installed Flash Player is older than version 9, an error message appears and the video does not play.
Some H.264 encoded video files may not be recognized by Adobe Presenter and are re-encoded to On2 VP6 codec to ensure proper playback in Flash Player.