Somebody please please help me.
I use a English language Windows operating system, forgive me.
I made an interactive book in Adobe Indesign CS 5. The content, which are all graphics, was all originally created in Adobe Illustrator CS5, but I exported it into SWF.
The end result was that I have this interactive book, a mirror of the printed version – which itself is formatted in Adobe Indesign CS5 – that I exported to Flash Movies.
On my Computer I can operate the interactive book and all is fine, I can see the interactive version of the printed book I have Adobe Suite CS 5.
However when I download the end result to a CD Rom and try to play it on another computer, which has no Adobe software, it doesn’t work. My questions are the following
1. What software does another computer that is working on Microsoft Vista have to download so they can see the developed interactive book?
2. What software does another computer that is working on Apple OS have to download so they can see the developed interactive book?
Will someone who has a non-English OS, for example Japanese or Chinese, need to download anything else to see the developed interactive book?
Thanks In Advance
I'm Going Mad.
So your book is just a local SWF file? If so, you should be able to view it with the standalone Flash Player (Projector); you can download it from http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html
Note that the download is the player, not an installer, so you will need to set any file associations manually.
ʇɐb ɹəuəllıʍ Wrote.
'So your book is just a local SWF file? If so, you should be able to view it with the standalone Flash Player (Projector); you can download it from http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html
Note that the download is the player, not an installer, so you will need to set any file associations manually.'
Thanks for the reply.
Forgive me my ignorance but
1. Can I download the Flashpayer without an internet connection - a stand alone version of both Microsoft and Apple - and where can I get such a stand alone version so that I could include it with the CD Rom package of the interactive version of the book? The book is for places that might not have an internet connection.
2. If their computer is operating on a Japanese or Chinese version of Microsot/Apple, do they need a a specific language version of a Flash player download that would enable them to see the interactive book that I created in an English version of Adobe Indesign CS5 and exported to an English version of Adobe SWF movie?
Thanks again for the quick reply.
You can download the standalone players from the link I gave earlier, and put it on any portable media. It doesn't need to be installed on the target machine; you can directly run it from the portable media.
I don't think there is a Japanese or Chinese version of the standalone player.
Thanks again for your reply.
Eventually what I've done is convert the swf files to exe files and they work on all PCs, no matter whether the OS is English, Japanese or Chinese.
The way I did it was from
'to convert a swf to exe just open the swf alone then go to file > create projector this will create a standalone exe file that will run on virtualy any PC computer with or without the flash player '
The above is for anyone else who has to make a digital interactive book.
Thanks though ʇɐb ɹəuəllıʍ and you have a nice weekend.