1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 1, 2009 12:18 PM by RossRitchey

    Flash Document vs Shockwave Flash Document

    Ted Livingston

      I have 2 files one that says it is a flash document with the extension .swf the other says Shockwave Flash Document also with the extension .swf.


      How do I save my .fla file as a flash document (.swf)? I dont think I want it to be a shockwave flash document.


      What is the difference between the two?

        • 1. Re: Flash Document vs Shockwave Flash Document
          RossRitchey Level 4

          I believe the only difference between the two is likely the version of Flash IDE that created them.


          SWF stands for "ShockWave Flash" from way back when the player was just starting as an animation tool.  To this day, when you insert a SWF into PowerPoint you insert a "ShockWave Flash Control"


          My guess is that the newer Flash IDE's have changed this to just Flash Document.