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You can get very close in Flash Catalyst, but the final step requires tweaking in Flash Builder.
To do this, add a button > on click > go to url interaction that points to your pdf's. Flash Catalyst currently prefixes all links with "http://", so you would need to save your FXP in Catalyst, open the FXP in builder, and remove the "http" so that you're just loading the local pdfs. If all of the pdfs are online, you can use the go to url interaction with the http address.
Thanks for your quick answer.
Flash Catalyst currently prefixes all links with "http://", so you would need to save your FXP in Catalyst, open the FXP in builder, and remove the "http" so that you're just loading the local pdfs.
I tried your suggestion but couldn't get it working so I'm probably doing something wrong since I'm not very familiar with Flash Builder.
I created the button > on click > go to url interaction in Catalyst and saved the project (tried it using a PDF saved on our server and also my PC).
I imported the FXP and opened to "project name / src / (default package) / main.mxml / button name"
After deleting "http" I selected "export release build" and opened the new SWF and also tried the HTML; the new button just opened to my homepage instead of the PDF
I also tried deleting "http:" and "http://" which deactivated the button completely (I expect some coders will laugh at that but I am a noob )
Unfortunately linking to online files isn't an option for me so do you see what I'm doing wrong please?
Thanks for your help
Just bumping this post. I'm struggling with this issue too and I have a deadline to meet in less than 2 weeks. Would be awesome if there was some small tutorial for how to do this.
Bumping this again. Please can someone help?!
Can't find anything anywhere about doing this still.
Thanks for looking into this, i've spent countless days now trying out different ways to link to this but they normally always turn out to fail.
I think the part that I wasn't bringing the PDF's into Flash builder was screwing up my links, I didn't know it was possible to place them into flash builder
Great tutorial, However im not sure if the images are broken for everyone but they dont load on mine :S
I'll give it a blast tomorrow! Really hope this works, as it's the first bit of decent info there is on this topic. Havn't been able to find anything anywhere!
Thanks again Tanya,
Images are now working.