g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
News & Politics
Religion & Spirituality
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

Bored? Games!
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

Autism Spectrum Disorders
Mental Health
Blogs / Social Networking
Kidney Disease
Today in History

All times in EST

Full Schedule
g Flash and Animation Site

BellaOnline's Flash and Animation Editor


Easier Publishing and Testing Flash Pro CS5.5

The improved Properties and Publish Settings dialog boxes make setting up and testing your FlashR project much easier because the most needed controls are accessible from the Properties panel.

Document Settings

In previous versions of Flash, we used the Document Settings dialog box to set the stage dimensions, background color and frame rate options for our project. After starting a new project, we then would click Modify - Document from the main menu to open this dialog box and we still can do so. However, we can now easily set these same values from the Properties panel, which is more easily accessible. Just under the Publish section in the Properties panel, you will find the Properties section and the new controls for these document settings.

When you do want to open the Documents Settings dialog box, you can do so from the Properties panel by clicking the icon. When you do so, you will see the new Auto-Save option that tells Flash to automatically save your open document as you work. The default interval is 10 minutes but this can be changed. This auto-save feature will be a life saver for many of us who get so involved in our work that we forget to save that work. Now, we have no reason for losing hours of work because of a system crash.

Publish Settings

Also in previous versions of Flash, we used the three tabs (Formats, Flash and HTML) in the Publish Settings dialog box to specify the publish settings for our document. Now, we can set the Flash Player and ActionScript settings from the Properties panel or click the button to open the newly designed Publish Settings dialog box.

Those three tabs in the old Publish Settings dialog box have been combined into one panel. On the left, we can choose multiple formats for our document and in the right column we can set the individual settings for these formats. You will also notice a new option to publish a SWC file, which is a package of precompiled symbols and ActionScript. On the right you will see that Flash now uses relative paths for the Output files. Finally, at the top of this panel, we can easily set the Profile, Flash Player and ActionScript options.

Testing on Mobile Devices

If you have a USB cable, your computer, an Android-based device and Adobe Air 2.6 you can test your mobile app on a real device instead of the simulator. During testing you can set break points and trace statements. Once you connect your device to your computer, the application will be compiled and played directly on your device.

*Adobe provided a review copy to me free of charge.

Join us in the Flash forum. | Join us in the Digital Art and Design forum.


Add Easier+Publishing+and+Testing+Flash+Pro+CS5%2E5 to Twitter Add Easier+Publishing+and+Testing+Flash+Pro+CS5%2E5 to Facebook Add Easier+Publishing+and+Testing+Flash+Pro+CS5%2E5 to MySpace Add Easier+Publishing+and+Testing+Flash+Pro+CS5%2E5 to Del.icio.us Digg Easier+Publishing+and+Testing+Flash+Pro+CS5%2E5 Add Easier+Publishing+and+Testing+Flash+Pro+CS5%2E5 to Yahoo My Web Add Easier+Publishing+and+Testing+Flash+Pro+CS5%2E5 to Google Bookmarks Add Easier+Publishing+and+Testing+Flash+Pro+CS5%2E5 to Stumbleupon Add Easier+Publishing+and+Testing+Flash+Pro+CS5%2E5 to Reddit


RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map

For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Flash and Animation Newsletter

Past Issues

Printer Friendly
tell friend
Tell a Friend
Email Editor

Content copyright © 2015 by Diane Cipollo. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Diane Cipollo. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Diane Cipollo for details.


g features
Image Preparation for Holiday Intro Video

Holiday Season Motion Graphics Storyboard

Understanding Video SEO by Ian Lurie

Archives | Site Map


Past Issues

Less than Monthly

BellaOnline on Facebook

| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2015 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.

BellaOnline Editor