Sorry Pal, I'm in the same boat and it look like Adobe has
given the big "Screw You" to faithful Macromedia customers using
Flash Paper. Their answer to the problem is to "Install Flash Paper
on a supported operating system."
I guess it doesn't matter that it creates files about half
the size of PDF files. If you want to upgrade to anything it will
have to be Acrobat. As for me, I'm going to keep my old Windows XP
box for the sole purpose of running Flash Paper. My big "Screw You"
Hi, I have just done the same, downloaded Contribute CS3 with
the promise of a Flash Paper print driver but I can't find it. In
the application, in the Configuration folder there is a flash paper
folder with an 'authplay.dll' and 'authplayLib.bundle' - are these
print drivers? Is there any other way to get Flash Paper for the
Once you install any CS3 application on a Macintosh.
Selecting File > Print from most applications will display
"Flashpaper" as one of your printer choices. This will create an
.swf flashpaper document.
What processor do you have? I am finding no evidence of
Flashpaper working on a Mactel. VERY frustrated. The driver is
still there from my previous version it looks like it is going to
work then errors.
Unfortunately, there is no support for FlashPaper for Windows
Vista or for Intel-based Macs and neither will work. You'll need to
install your current FP on a computer running Windows XP or on a
Mac with a G3, G4 or G5 processor. The option to choose FlashPaper
in the Print dialog box in Mac OS X on an Intel Mac is still there,
but it will fail to work. I don't know about Vista's issue with the
FlashPaper print driver, but I'm going to guess that it won't work
Obviously, a lot of people are upset about this, including
me. I had no idea what FP did when I first installed Macromedia
Studio 8, but was pleasantly surprised by its potential once I
figured it out. It's an obscure piece of software, but a great way
to bridge print documents with Flash. Let's just hope Adobe decides
to port it over to our modern platforms.
FlashPaper is no longer included with Contribute - in
particular CS3. It doesn't matter what operating system you have
(Windows XP, Windows Vista, Apple Mac) - it's a software version
change with Contribute CS3.
To my knowledge, there is no Adobe supported way in which to
have FlashPaper installed without a FlashPaper standalone version
license. So everyone who was using FlashPaper as a part of
Contribute is SOL after an upgrade to CS3.
In my opinion, Adobe is slowly killing FlashPaper, and it's
support, for a return to focus on Adobe (Acrobat) Reader.
Originally posted by:
Mshikaji Or a way to use Flashpaper in Vista and Office 2007? (a
solution OTHER THAN "don't use Vista or Office 2007")
I am running Vista Home Premium, and have Studio 8 (including
Flash Paper) installed. I don't use Contribute, but have been able
to run Dreamweaver , Fireworks, and Flash Paper. Flash Paper does
have some problems though, especially when I try to print a webpage
to PDF and the page contains frames. Also, I have Office 2007
installed, and am having problems trying to print a docx to PDF.
For the most part, it is running okay, just sometimes it does not
I have to agree with majority of posters here. Adobe has
pretty much discontinued (to put it nicely) FP... so they don't
feel the need to support those that still use it, as well as any
other Macromedia products. Their only answer seems to be to
purchase their CS3 products. *sigh*
I was using Flashpaper with Contribute, and I really
appreciated the user interface. It was the only "print to screen"
device driver I'd seen that didn't ask for a file name before the
printout was displayed. It was great for demos!
Can anyone suggest a printer driver that just displays the
printout without prompting for any file name before the display is
Vista ultimate and Flash Paper2. Managed to make it to work.
I'm using it with office 2007. Print from your document or export
from context menu to flash or pdf. Opent print manager, choose your
flash paper printer then cancel the print. It will start export
your document. i am not sure if it works for anyone, but it works
for me so i thought that it can give you also a chance. Good luck
and hope to have more productive software to buy for the future to
come. Otherwise this software is superb and easy to use.