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Active Webpage in Flash (SWF) book?

Aug 8, 2011 9:27 AM

We recently updated to CS5.5 Design Premium with the hopes we could do amazing things. One thing that we wanted to replicate in Flash was:


We've been able to create the SWF file separate from the active webpage (iframe) which works but not exactly the same.


Been looking for a way in InDesign and Flash to be able to link and pull active content through the design to display the way it is in the sample above. This is a great presentation tool and we'd like to start building many of these for clients.


Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. We've found JQuery that does similar but the sampel is in Flash or SWF and is really what we wanted to replicate.





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    Aug 9, 2011 2:45 PM   in reply to Mueller Service Marketing

    These will do what you want:


    A Google search for PDF to Flash Flip Book will reveal many more.



    Nancy O.
    Alt-Web Design & Publishing
    Web | Graphics | Print | Media  Specialists


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    Jun 8, 2012 8:07 AM   in reply to Nancy O.

    Hi Nancy,


    I am in the same boat, just wanted to know if you used any of the software you mentioned?

    I have tried axmag, but... Well. wasn't impressed. seems to be so much better (I simply love the way their publications look! but since you put axmag in the first place, could it be that I miss anything?

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    Jun 8, 2012 9:34 AM   in reply to Sylvia1708

    Honestly, I don't use Flash.  Haven't used it for several years.

    • Flash isn't user friendly. 
    • Translators & screen readers don't see Flash content.
    • Search Engines seldom find Flash content as well as HTML content.
    • Flash isn't supported by iPhone, iPad, iTouch, etc... 


    Flash had a very good run for a decade or more.  But the tide has shifted away from Flash towards HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery which are  widely supported in modern web devices. 



    Nancy O.

    Alt-Web Design & Publishing

    Web | Graphics | Print | Media  Specialists

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