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General map file format

Editing a map file is relatively simple once you are familiar with the format. Once you process a piece in Authorware Web Packager, the map file opens automatically. You can also open a map file by selecting Open from the File menu.

A sample map file is shown below:

The first line gives the version of the map file.

The second line ( get . ) tells where the map file is located on the HTTP server. Additional get lines may appear in the map file to identify the location of external content on either the HTTP server, the network servers, a CD driver, or so on. The period after get indicates that the piece is in the same location as the HTML page. If you store the piece in a different location, you'll need to edit this line of the map file to show where it is. You can use either a relative URL (relative to the URL of the map file) or an absolute URL, which specifies the full path on the HTTP server to where the piece is found.

The third line ( put . ) tells where external files, such as movies, will be downloaded to the user's computer. The default location is a download folder that's automatically created by the Authorware Web Player when put DOWNLOAD appears in a map file.

The other lines in the sample map file identify the types of files, internal or external, that make up the Authorware piece.

To edit a line in the map file, select the line you want to edit and choose Edit Line from the Edit menu or double-click the line. The editing dialog box changes, depending on which type of line you are editing. See Editing External Content Lines, Editing linked library lines, and Editing segment lines for information about editing these lines.

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