"master and slave" - Viewer and Page Frames

This section describes the 'master and slave' SWF file building process - build a master to act as the viewer, build the a slave to hold page frames, then merge them to produce the final SWF file.

In order to help users to navigate through page frames contained in a SWF file generated by the PDF2SWF tool, we need to use "master and slave" SWF building process with 3 steps:

1. Build the "master" SWF file - The master SWF file contains a "viewer", which should provide:

2. Build the "slave" SWF file - The slave SWF file contains page frames, which are usually generated from paged documents like PDF, Word, PointPoint, etc.

3. Build the final SWF file - The final SWF file is usually an output of SWF merging tool like SWFCombine from SWFTools, which copies page frames from the slave file into the "viewpoint" of the master file.

Here is what I am planning to do the test this "master and slave" building process:

For step 1, I don't want to build a new "master" SWF file myself. I will use the one provided in the SWFTools: \local\SWFTools\rfxview.swf.

For step 2, I will use the SWF file generated from the previous section, herong_book_JavaScript.swf.

For step 3, I want to learn to use the SWFCombine command provided in SWFTools.

Last update: 2014.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of Adobe Flash

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Firefox

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Chrome

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Safari

 Adobe Flash Player ActiveX for IE

 Using "object" Elements for Flash Files

 Using "embed" Elements for Flash Files

 "mp3player" - MP3 Music Player

 SWFObject - Hidding "object" behind JavaScript

 Flash Player Projector

SWFTools - SWF File Manipulation Tools

 What Is SWFTools?

 Downloading and installing SWFTools

 SWFDump - SWF File Dump Tool

 "swfdump" - Dump SWF File Header

 "swfdump -E" - Generate HTML Code

 JPEG2SWF - JPEG to SWF File Conversion Tool

 "jpeg2swf *.jpg" - Create a Slide Show

 PDF2SWF - PDF to SWF File Conversion Tool

 "pdf2swf" - Convert PDF to SWF

"master and slave" - Viewer and Page Frames

 SWFCombine - SWF File Merging Tool

 "swfcombine masterfile viewpoint=slavefile"

 "swfcombine -a" - Concatenate SWF Files

 "swfcombine -d" - Change Frame Rate and Size

 SWFC Script to Generate Flash SWF Files

 ActionScript Embedded in SWFC Script

 AS3Compile - ActionScript 3 Compiler

 Adobe Flex SDK 4

 SWF File Struture and Tags

 SWF File Processing Rules

 SWF Files for Video and Audio Streams

 Outdated Tutorials


 PDF Printing Version