Iv been given a program to put on my works networks its very simple has a flash front end and when users click buttons it opens various PDF files or thier locations. Because of network restrictions these dont work very well. so I thought id create my own interface and use hotspots to tell it to open the PDF's. I have created the hotspots but I cant find a way to tell fireworks to open Adobe Reader, all I seem to be able to do is display a message, get a drop down menu, and open another page.
Can anyone help or am I best off using something like flash pro
Are you exporting the resulting file as an HTML page? If so, then yes.
The part that always confuses me is the file path. By opening the file to which I plan to link, in the browser that I plan to use, I get the right file path. I copy and paste that file path into the Link field of the Hotspot in my FW document, then save and export the results as HTML.
Not sure what i`m exporting it as yet (hadnt thought that far ahead) basically the interface needs to run on its own so whether its an EXE or a HTML whichevers easiest I guess.
ill have a play with it.