1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 1, 2010 9:28 AM by Steve Small

    How can I get an swf file to run in Acrobat?


      I have inserted an swf file in FrameMaker. The file runs perfectly if I double-click it. However, when I convert to PDF, although the start screen of the swf file is displayed, I cannot get the video to run.


      I am using FrameMaker 9 and have tried to convert and view the swf using


      a) Acrobat 8 Professional

      b) the FrameMaker add-on in combination with Acrobat Reader 9


      Nothing seems to work. Has anyone got any ideas, please?

        • 1. Re: How can I get an swf file to run in Acrobat?
          Steve Small Adobe Employee

          I am not sure about SWF support in Acrobat 8.x, however, if it is supported, you will have to add it to the PDF after the PDF has been created.  You can leave the space for it in your FrameMaker document and add it via the Mulimedia Tool.


          I do know that SWF is fully supported in Acrobat 9.x, but in this case you will also have to add the SWF to the PDF after converting the FrameMaker document.  To do this, marquee and area on the PDF using the Flash Tool; Tools > Multimedia > Flash Tool.  You can also simply double click on the PDF with the Flash Tool.  Support for SWF, and several other multimedia file types is much stronger in Acrobat 9.