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Publish the completed FLA file

You are now ready to publish your movie for playback. By default, the Publish command creates the Macromedia Flash SWF file and an HTML document with code that inserts your Macromedia Flash movie in a browser window.

1 Select File > Publish Settings.
The Publish Settings dialog box appears.

2 Accept the default selections on the Formats tab (Flash and HTML), and click the Flash tab.
3 (Optional) Select Flash Player 5 from the Version pop-up menu. Selecting this option will enable users with Flash Player 5 and higher to view your movie.

4 Click the HTML tab.
5 In the Playback section, deselect Loop.

6 Accept the other default settings and click Publish.
By default, Macromedia Flash publishes the SWF and HTML files in the same directory as the FLA file. In this case, the SWF and HTML files are published to the flash folder of your Dreamweaver site.
7 Click OK to close the Publish Settings dialog box.
You can play the Macromedia Flash movie you just created by double-clicking the tiger.swf icon that you published to the flash folder of your Dreamweaver site. If you do so, you'll notice that the movie still loops. This is because you set the movie not to loop in the exported HTML file and not in the movie itself. Later, when you insert the tiger.html file into your Dreamweaver page, the HTML code will tell the movie to stop playing once it has loaded. To view the code, double-click the tiger.html file in the Dreamweaver Site panel, click the Code View button at the top left corner of the Dreamweaver Document window, and look for the EMBED tag that contains the code: loop = false.

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