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PlaySWF Add-On for Adobe InDesign CS4 (Free)

One of the issues when placing SWF(Flash) files in Adobe InDesign is there isn't a preview available. PlaySWF is an add-on that allows you to play placed SWF files in InDesign. PlaySWF targets designers that create interactive PDFs from Adobe InDesign. Additionally you can play and place any SWF files without having to leave the comfort of InDesign.

Download PlaySWF (841 KB ZIP Archive)

Requirements

This script requires Adobe InDesign CS4.

Adobe InDesign for Windows requires Apple QuickTime to be able to place SWF files.

 

Version History

• Version 1.0b2 - Fixes issue of installing PlaySWF menu in non English versions of InDesign.

• Version 1.0b1 - Initial Release.

 

Installation

1 - Drop the PlaySWF.zip file into the Scripts folder inside your InDesign application folder. It should be at the top level of the Scripts folder, and not inside a folder that’s already there.

2 - Double-click the .zip file to decompress the archive. The archive will decompress into a PlaySWF folder. Inside the folder you should see three folders and the PlaySWF Javascript file.

3 - Delete the .zip archive Launch or restart InDesign to begin working with PlaySWF.

Usage

Preview a Placed SWF

1 - Choose menu Window > PlaySWF command (to open PlaySWF panel)

2 - Select a placed SWF file in you document.


Play any SWF

1 - Choose menu Window > PlaySWF command (to open PlaySWF panel)

2 - Click button "Open SWF..." and select a SWF file.

3 - Click button "Close" to close the SWF file.

 

Place a SWF File

1 - Choose menu Window > PlaySWF command (to open PlaySWF panel)

2 - Click button "Open SWF..." and select a SWF file.

3 - Make sure you that you have a document opened in Adobe InDesign

4 - Click button "Place SWF".

 

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