3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 5, 2013 1:31 PM by kglad

    User-defined message to feed info into presentation

    DMJHenry

      I am creating a Flash (CS5) introduction presentation that will be displayed on a large monitor behind an information desk at a state park. Is it possible to create a Flash app that will allow park staff to type in messages that can be displayed in the presentation --- messages like "Aspen campground closed till May 14th." CAn this be done using just Flash or would it require PHP or other program? If possible, is there someone that could advise on how this would be created. thanks...

        • 1. Re: User-defined message to feed info into presentation
          kglad Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          you can create a flash interface that is staff friendly and allows them to update messages that are displayed in your presentation.

           

          are you making an air app that will run on a staff computer?

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          • 2. Re: User-defined message to feed info into presentation
            DMJHenry Level 1

            Hi kglad,

             

            The introduction presentation will be a Flash exe. Both the message input interface and the presentation will be on a staff computer connected to a 52" display. I am not familiar with air app...

             

            Dennis

            • 3. Re: User-defined message to feed info into presentation
              kglad Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              flash can publish air applications which can then be installed on pc/mac computers just like any application.  they allow more much more control the projector/exe applications.

               

              but, for what you want, you can use an exe.  have your user interface save a file (using the filereference class) with the message the staff wants displayed.  (they'll be able to screw things up and save to the wrong location but if they're motivated and you trust them that may not be an issue.)

               

              you display app will read that file and display the message.

               

              if you used an air app you could use the file class and then users/staff wouldn't be able to screw things up because they wouldn't have control over where the file is saved.

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