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can swf be used to open PDF

can swf be used to open PDF

can swf be used to open PDF

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We are trying to make an swf intro for a CD project. We need to  make a behavior(?) that links to a PDF file. Is this possible?

I'm using v.1.0.2.14. Does v.2 have this capability.

RE: can swf be used to open PDF

Hi LeannW,

Yes either Live Motion V.1 or V.2 can link to a pdf. In LM version 1, you would use the getURL behaviour:

getURL('file.pdf','_blank');

Just replace with the complete file location on the CD. The '_blank' would be used to open the .pdf in a new window, if that's what you desire.

Hope this helps you.

RE: can swf be used to open PDF

(OP)
I tried that but it opened the PDF in Acrobat Reader inside a browser window. Do you know how to get it to just open Reader?

RE: can swf be used to open PDF

LeannW,

I believe this command will launch your application, but only in the Standalond Flash Player, not from a web page.

getURL("fscommand: exec", applicationName)

applicationName:string which is the absolute path for the application to launch

Celeste

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