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The short answer is no, you cannot publish Presenter files to one flat swf file. But what you can do is publish the file as a pdf which will then be a flat file. You will be restricting your end users to using Acrobat Reader 9, but it works.
Is there a particular reason why you're looking for a swf file?
Yes, it needs to be swf.
Wimba Create (our institution's choice for online learning which used to be called CourseGenie) generates Learning Module web pages. It accepts swf files that the students can interact with while viewing the web pages.
When publishing a Power Point using Presenter 7.0.2, it says, and I quote:
"Create a Flash presentation (SWF) that can be used independently or included in a web page."
This misleads me into thinking there is "a" swf file available to use.
I have published into pdf form and it looks great, however, right now, Wimba Create does not support those animated pdf files embedded in it.
Wimba Create is an add-in for Microsoft Word that takes a Word document and divides it into a series of web pages with table of contents and navigation icons.
Is there a way to convert that pdf into a swf, using Captivate maybe?
Thanks for the help!
The documentation in Presenter is a little misleading in that it does in fact create a swf file called "viewer.swf" and "viewer-lite.swf" and you can in fact load those swf files independently on a web page, but what it doesn't tell you is that those two swf files pull data from the rest of the normal Presenter output into them to render the content. So yes they are swf files, but no they are not a flat swf file that contains all the content, it's merely a container that the data loads into. I hope that makes sense.
What you could try doing is using one of the open source (free) solutions that convert pdf documents into swf files.
http://pdfmenot.com/ is a good web based one to try. Here is a tutorial on how to use it, http://www.labnol.org/internet/tools/convert-pdf-flash-pdfmenote-online-pdf-to-swf-convert er/2280/
You could also try http://www.swftools.org. This is a more involved method and uses command line entries, so it's a little daunting, but here is a short step by step, http://www.ehow.com/how_4844986_convert-pdf-swf.html
Another option would be http://pdfzilla.com/. This is not free but seems to be a much easier solution.
I hope this helps.
Thanks! I appreciate the advice, I will try these suggestions...