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Combining Macintosh and Windows map files

When you process Macintosh and Windows versions of your piece with Authorware Web Packager, you get two map files and two sets of segment files--which require two separate links on an HTML page. Macintosh users and Windows users must select the appropriate link for their platform. You can make things simpler for users by combining both map files into a single file.

To create a cross-platform map file:

In Authorware Web Packager, open up the map files for both the Macintosh and Windows versions.

Copy the file from the Macintosh file and paste it in at the end of the Windows file (or vice versa).
Rename the combined file by choosing Save As from the File menu.

You can now provide a single link on an HTML page, which automatically runs the right version of the piece, depending on the user's platform.

Below is an example of a combined map file. This example includes comments, which are lines that begin with a pound sign (#).

# Combined Windows/Macintosh map file

ver 0 2

get .

put . # Windows segment entries. 

segwinpiew0000.aas032931

segwinpiew0001.aas3293130814

segwinpiew0002.aas6374526995

# Windows library entries. 

libwinwinlib1.aam MYLIB1.APR

libwinwinlib2.aam MYLIB2.APR

# Macintosh segment entries. 

segmacpiem0000.aas032715

segmacpiem0001.aas3271533001

segmacpiem0002.aas6571630796

# Macintosh library entries. 

libmacmaclib1.aam "MY LIB1"

libmacmaclib2.aam "MY LIB2"

# Shared binary content entries. 

binallmovie1.mov MOVIE1.MOVonDemand

binallmovie2.mov MOVIE2.MOVonDemand

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