We're using the free trial to see if we can open an existing Director file and export out an .exe. We believe the original Director file was created on a PC but are not positive.
When we go to Publish, the .exe option is grayed out. If we go to Options> move from Shockwave to Standard. Then go back to Publish the .exe button is now available. However when we select it and click on Publish nothing happens.
We have tried:
- Moving the source files to a different directory in case the files are in a read-only format
- Installing the trial on 2 Windows 7 PCs. Both encountered the same problem.
- Publishing to HTML, this works just fine.
Knowing that it's a disabled feature in the trial might help. But we sure don't want to buy it if we cannot publish to an executible or it's problematic. This file would need to be updated and published as an .exe and is the main reason to buy the software.
Service pack 1
Thanks for any tips or help!
Yes. Publishing executables is disabled in the trial version of 11.5. But, I believe that they re-enabled it in one of the (free) updates. Click on Help, Updates... to get the most recent version. I'm not sure, but I think that you would be able to publish exes then.
Mike thanks so much! That was super helpful. I could not find any mention of the publishing feature being disabled in the trial documentation but sure enough it was until we ran the updates If others have similar problems with the trial or publishing in general we also found updating the Shockwave and Flash plug-ins to the latest versions helped with some other publishing features that were not working or enabled as well.
Yay! Thanks again!