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Macromedia Flash movie does not function as expected when you insert the movie into a FrontPage Web

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When you try to insert a Macromedia Flash movie into a Microsoft FrontPage Web, the movie may not function as expected.

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To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
  1. Save your Flash production as a movie file in the My Documents folder.

    Note You must save your Flash movie file with the .swf extension.
  2. Start FrontPage.
  3. On the File menu, click Open Web.
  4. In the Open Web dialog box, select the web that you want, and then click Open.
  5. On the File menu, click Import.
  6. In the Import dialog box, click Add File.
  7. In the Add File to Import List dialog box, select the Flash movie file that you saved in step 1, and then click Open.

    Notice that this file appears in the Import dialog box.
  8. Click OK.

    Notice that this file appears in the Folder list.
  9. Select the page of your FrontPage web into which you want to insert the Flash movie, and then click where you want to insert the Flash movie.
  10. Do one of the following:
    • In FrontPage 2002, click Web Component on the Insert menu. In the Component type list, select Advanced Controls. in the Choose a control list, select Plug-In. Click Finish.
    • In FrontPage 2000, point to Advanced on the Insert menu, and then click Plug-In.
  11. In the Plug-In Properties dialog box, click Browse.
  12. In the Select Plug-In Data Source dialog box, select the Flash movie that you imported into the web, and then click OK.
  13. In the Plug-In Properties dialog box, in the Height box, type the height of your Flash movie. In the Width box, type the width of your movie, and then click OK.
  14. On the File menu, click Preview in Browser.
Notice that your Flash movie plays on the page that you preview.

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For more information about the support options that are available and about how to contact Microsoft, visit the following Microsoft Web site:;EN-US;CNTACTMS If you want FrontPage to check for the Flash plug-in and, if is not present, to go to the Web site and download it, insert the following code between the <BODY></BODY> tags:

function checkForShockwave()
  if ( navigator.plugins["Shockwave Flash"] )
    setTimeout( "checkForShockwave()", 1000 );

var ShockMode = 0;
var OldVersionOfPlugin = 0;

if (navigator.mimeTypes &&
     navigator.mimeTypes["application/x-shockwave-flash"] &&
  if (navigator.plugins && navigator.plugins["Shockwave Flash"])
    ShockMode = 1;
    OldVersionOfPlugin = 1;

if (!ShockMode &&
     navigator.appName &&
     navigator.appName.indexOf("Netscape") != - 1 &&
     navigator.appVersion.indexOf("4.") != - 1 &&
     navigator.javaEnabled() &&
     netscape.softupdate.Trigger.UpdateEnabled() &&
     document.cookie.indexOf("StartedShockwaveInstall") == -1)
   var jarPath = new String("");

   if (navigator.platform.indexOf("Win32") >= 0 )
      jarPath = ""
   else if (navigator.platform.indexOf("Win16") >= 0 )
      jarPath = ""
   else if (navigator.platform.indexOf("MacPPC") >= 0 )
      jarPath = ""

if (jarPath.length)

    netscape.softupdate.Trigger.StartSoftwareUpdate (jarPath, netscape.softupdate.Trigger.FORCE_MODE);
    setTimeout("checkForShockwave()", 1000);

For more information about plug-ins, click Microsoft FrontPage Help on the Help menu, type plug-in in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned.
For more information about how to insert a video, click Microsoft FrontPage Help on the Help menu, type insert a video in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned.
The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.

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Keywords: KB265033, kbprb, kbaddin, kbscript, kbopenfile

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Article Info
Article ID : 265033
Revision : 8
Created on : 1/27/2007
Published on : 1/27/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 337