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Text, Images, Files: How do i add Flash content?

How do i add Flash content?

1. Import your .SWF file

Click the Media tab (1) and the click the Add button (2)

2. Get the path for the file

After the file has finished importing, double click on the file to reveal the path (1). The path can be selected and copied as text. Click and drag over the text or triple-click to select it.

Note: it can be tricky to double click the file and get the path to appear especially if you are using a touch pad. It does work but you might need to have several goes.

3. Paste the path into a text editor

Paste the path into a text editor like Notepad (Windows) or TextEdit (Mac).

4. Add the embed widget to your page

Click the widgets tab (1) and drag the Embed widget onto the page

5. Edit the widget settings

Click the edit button (1) and then delete any text in the embed field (2)

6. Copy and paste the embed code

You can find this code at http://www.w3schools.com/flash/flash_inhtml.asp

It looks like this:

<object width="550" height="400">
<param name="movie" value="somefilename.swf">
<embed src="somefilename.swf" width="550" height="400">
</embed>
</object>

7. Edit the embed code to match the path name for you file

Replace both occurrences of somefilename.swf (1) with the path to your file e.g. http://basekit-file.s3.amazonaws.com/staging14709_skywrite.swf

Change the width and height values to a size appropriate for your page (2)

Click the Save Changes button (3).

8. Go to preview mode to see your Flash content

If the Flash movie does not appear, try refreshing your browser window.

If it still doesn't work check carefully that you pasted the correct path inside the enclosing quotation marks. It's easy to accidentally delete a character.