I'm having trouble getting a Flash CS3 piece to work correctly.
I wrote a Flash program to print a completion certificate based on the data passed from Authorware. However when I try to run it from Authorware using the Flash Movie Sprite icon, the print dialog box comes up multiple times.
The variables are passed and everything works correctly except the print dialog box comes up 3 times.
Any thoughts on what could be causing this? I've attached the files.
How would I go about doing this using only Authorware?
I think your problem may be the actual Flash file (or version of Flash you have used).
I have found Flash newer than the old v5 does not work well in AW. I think it has something to do with Action Script Version 2 and especially Version 3. AW has not been updated since AS1 came out. You might be able to save as an early version of flash (v5?).
I don’t think this will work because AS3 is completely different to AS1 & 2. AS3 is more a developers tool. Adobe need to update AW so it can take advantage of the new Flash functions.
If you can’t get it to work you might try this method of printing:-
On you AW CDROM:\Goodies\BrummellAssociates\PrintDemo and print this way.
From what I can remember it is confusing in that some of the measurements are set in inches and some in pixels (or something like that, I’m sure you will find out if you look).
Chris Brummell has a better version (for sale at £100!), they have a web site:
wwwDOTbrummell-associatesDOTcoDOTuk (please replace the “DOT” with a “.”)
This seems expensive to print a certificate but if you have enough customers.
I like your certificate though. Nice idea and good feed back.
Thanks for the pointer about using the PrintDemo from Brummell Associates. I bought the upgraded Print.u32 ($169+ after the currency conversion). The author (Chris Brummell) was very helpful in helping me setup the certificate exactly as I wanted.
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