Well in Presenter you can load the SWF files and manage them, however it does not have any option to edit the SWF files as of now. You can try using Captivate to create the SWF you want or else upload the file some where, I will try to have a look at that.
Hey Ravi, thanks for getting back to me.I dont really need to edit the swf, I just need to remove the default white background. For example if I were to drop this swf in Dreamweaver for a website, I can set the parameters of the swf to have a transparent background - this isn't something I can do within Flash. So you're saying that presenter doesn't have this feature, and I'm stuck with the background and I just need to think about that during creation of assets, correct?Thanks again for your help.Steve
I thought that the background you are referring to is in the SWF file . I am not pretty clear which background is in subject here. Could you please paste an image over here indicating which background is in subject here??
However, as Ravi sorta explained, you cannot remove the background of a SWF file as imported into PPT/Presenter. Your only recourse is to edit the stage properties back in Flash. I know, I know....sometimes easier said than done.
Nevertheless, if you have a flat color background, simply get the RGB values from your PPT deck and use that for the stage color in Flash. Re-publish your SWF and you should be good to go.
If, however, you're using more of a gradient background (or one that includes some photography) on your PowerPoint slide, there is one thing you can try. It's a major pain, but it can work (especially if you get lucky enough):
- Save the slide that needs the SWF. In PowerPoint, save just the slide you need as a .TIFF.
- Take that TIFF into an image editing program, like Photoshop, and determine where you need to drop/place the SWF once it gets imported in PPT. Once you've done that, crop the region of the TIFF and save it out (as a jpg, for example) so that you can ultimately bring that image into Flash. See where I'm going with this?
- In flash, import your image on the stage and go from there.
Again, this may/may not work depending on your artwork and what you've got going on in PPT...but it may be worth a shot. I'm not going to lie to you... I've done this for 2 projects and it took awhile to get everything looking just right.