FlashPaper Release Notes

FlashPaper 2 Release Notes

This document provides information regarding FlashPaper 2.

About FlashPaper

Convert files into web-ready Flash documents or PDFs 

FlashPaper allows anyone to instantly convert printable files into Macromedia Flash documents or PDFs, for sharing across the web easily and affordably. Generate Flash documents with one click, then use Macromedia Contribute, Dreamweaver, or any HTML tool to publish them to the internet - where over half a billion web users can instantly view them. Transform files into secure, compact PDFs for emailing, archiving, and printing. Create FlashPaper documents using easy drag-and-drop Flash document publishing within Contribute. FlashPaper and Contribute are key elements of the Macromedia Web Publishing System, a scalable solution for organizations to affordably build, maintain, and update websites.

System Requirements

  • IBM PC of 100% compatible
  • 486 System processor (or higher)
  • Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003 (.NetServer2003)

Platforms not supported:

  • Windows 98
  • Macintosh OS X

Known Issues

Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Pro/Standard

The Microsoft Office extensions for the Windows version of Adobe Acrobat 6.0.0 have several bugs which have been subsequently fixed by updaters to versions 6.0.1 and 6.0.2. Some of these bugs can cause Word to crash or misbehave when other AddIns, such as the Macromedia FlashPaper Office AddIns, are installed, and we recommend that anybody using Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Pro or Standard upgrade to the most recent version to fix these problems. For more information, see the Adobe website:

This problem is only in Adobe Acrobat 6.0.0

Adobe Reader

The Free Adobe Reader for PDF files does not do color correction when printing CMYK graphics to color printers. Because of this, if you use the Adobe Reader to print a PDF with CMYK graphics to FlashPaper, the colors will be wrong. To get correct results when printing CMYK content, you need to use the Pro or Standard versions of Adobe Acrobat.

Microsoft Word 2000

There are no Macromeida FlashPaper toolbar buttons in Microsoft Word 2000. To use Macromedia FlashPaper from Word 2000, you need to use the FlashPaper menu, or print to Macromedia FlashPaper.

Microsoft Powerpoint 2003

PPT files that have protected fonts embedded in them cannot be converted to FlashPaper by using the FlashPaper menu or the FlashPaper toolbar. You will get an error message because Powerpoint will not allow our addin to set the printer. To convert them to Flashpaper, you need to open the file with Powerpoint and Print to Macromedia FlashPaper. This problem affects only Powerpoint 2003.

Microsoft Powerpoint 2000

When converting a Powerpoint file to Macromedia FlashPaper by dragging the PPT file to the Macromedia FlashPaper icon or application window, the document will be converted as Black and White. To work around this, set your printer to Macromedia FlashPaper, and convert the document using the FlashPaper menu in Powerpoint. This problem affects only Powerpoint 2000.

Microsoft Powerpont 2000

When converting a Powerpoint file that is set to print as any format other than slides, no links, outlines, or accessibility information will be preserved. To convert the document properly with links and outlines, you will need to open the file with Powerpoint, go to Tools>Options>Print and set the document to print as slides. This problem affects only Powerpoint 2000.

Microsoft Excel

Links in Microsoft Excel files are not converted to Flash or PDF by Macromedia FlashPaper


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