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How to Publish a Print2Flash Document on the Web?

After you converted a document to Print2Flash format, you may publish it on the Web to make it accessible to anyone with Internet access.

You have several options here. In any case, after publication you get a link to your document. You may pass this link to the people you want to see your document, send it in e-mails, publish it on your web site, post to forums, etc. And everyone can view your document in Print2Flash format without having to install special commercial software to see it!

You don't have your own web site

If you don't have your own web site but wish to publish your document on a forum or a discussion group, you may simply upload generated .swf file or HTML/SVG files to the forum (assuming it is allowed by their policy). Then the forum should produce a web link to this file which you should see on forum pages. Then anyone is only one click away from this link to your document!

You have your own web site

If you have your own web site, you've got a number of options detailed below.

Publishing both HTML5 and Flash versions of the document

In order to provide maximum compatibility across various operating systems, browsers and mobile devices, you need to publish both HTML5 and Flash versions of the document. First, you need to create Print2Flash documents for both Flash and HTML5 format. To turn on Flash output, you need to set Create Flash Document option in the Flash Output tab of Document Options window. To turn on HTML5 output, you need to set Create HTML5 Document option in the HTML5 Output tab of Document Options window.

Then you may start converting documents to Print2Flash format using one of the conversion methods. After you converted a document, you need to save it using Save button on the Print2Flash Application toolbar. Thus you obtain an HTML document file and a related folder (which is named after the HTML file but which name ends with _files). You need to upload both the HTML file and the folder in order to properly publish a document.

The document will choose the type of document to show (Flash or HTML5) automatically based on the availability of either Flash or HTML5 on the viewing user's computer. To choose the document type that should be tried for showing first, you need to use Document Type Preference option in the HTML Options window. If the chosen document type is not supported by user's computer, another document type will be shown. This approach provides maximum compatibility across various operating systems, browsers and mobile devices.

Publishing only Flash version of the document

If you target only the user audience which always have Flash Player available on their computers and devices, you may publish only Flash version of documents.

Publishing as a standalone Flash document

To create Flash only version of documents, you need to:

  1. Turn on Flash output by setting Create Flash Document option in the Flash Output tab of Document Options window
  2. Convert documents to Print2Flash format using one of the conversion methods
  3. Save the generated Flash (.swf) file to disk by clicking Save Flash button on the Print2Flash Application toolbar and choosing Save Flash document

Then you need to upload generated .swf file to your web site and after that anyone can access the document using a link to your web site. For example, if you uploaded a document named MyDoc.swf to the root folder of your web site named mysite.com, you can access your document via this link: http://mysite.com/MyDoc.swf 

Publishing as a standalone web page

To create Flash only version of documents for publishing in a web page, you need to:

  1. Turn on Flash output by setting Create Flash Document option in the Flash Output tab of Document Options window

  2. Convert documents to Print2Flash format using one of the conversion methods
  3. Save the generated Flash file together with HTML preview page to disk by clicking Save Flash button on the Print2Flash Application toolbar and choosing Save Flash document with HTML preview page. This will create an HTML file and a related folder (which is named after the HTML file but which name ends with _files)

If you want to publish your document as standalone web page, this is easy to do. Just upload the file and the folder to your web site and the document becomes accessible by a link to the HTML file. For example, if you uploaded an HTML file named MyDoc.htm to the root folder of your web site named mysite.com, you can access your document via this link: http://mysite.com/MyDoc.htm.

There are many benefits in publishing as a web page. First, you may insert another content inside the web page: text, links, graphics and so on. You may do this by editing the web page with, for example, Microsoft FrontPage or another HTML/web editor. Next, you may control how the document appears inside the web page. You may specify document HTML publishing parameters: width, height and alignment in HTML Options window. And finally you may even publish multiple documents in a single web page (see Publishing multiple documents in a single web page).

Publishing inside an existing web page

If you already have a web page inside which you want to insert a Print2Flash document, no problem! You have to accomplish several steps:

  1. Convert a document to a Flash file together with HTML preview page
  2. Open the generated HTML file in a text editor and copy the text between the following lines to clipboard:
  3. <!-- Start of document code -->

    ...

    <!-- End of document code -->
     

  4. Open the web page you want to insert the document to in a text editor and paste the copied text at the place in the page where you want to see the document
  5. Copy the folder you obtained at step 1 to the same folder where the web page is located

Then you may use the link to this web page to access the page and your document together as in the previous case.

Publishing multiple documents in a single web page

If you want to embed multiple Print2Flash documents in a single web page, first publish the first document as a standalone web page or inside an existing web page. Then you need to perform the following steps for each additional document you want to place in the same page:

  1. Convert a document to a Flash file together with HTML preview page
  2. Open the generated HTML in a text editor and copy the text between the following lines to clipboard:
  3. <!-- Start of document placement code -->

    ...

    <!-- End of document placement code -->
     

  4. Open the web page you want to insert the document to in a text editor and paste the copied text at the place in the page where you want to see the document
  5. Copy the folder you obtained at step 1 to the same folder where the web page is located

Publishing only HTML5 version of the document

If you want to target only the user audience which never has Flash Player available on their computers and devices, you may publish only HTML5 version of documents.

Publishing as a standalone web page

To create HTML5 only version of documents for publishing in a web page, you need to:

  1. Turn on HTML5 output by setting Create HTML5 Document option in the HTML5 Output tab of Document Options window
  2. Convert documents to Print2Flash format using one of the conversion methods
  3. Save the generated HTML5/SVG files together with HTML preview page to disk by clicking Save HTML button on the Print2Flash Application toolbar and choosing Save HTML document with HTML preview page. This will create an HTML file and a related folder.

If you want to publish your document as standalone web page, this is easy to do. Upload the file and the folder to your web site and the document becomes accessible by a link to the HTML file. For example, if you uploaded an HTML file named MyDoc.htm to the root folder of your web site named mysite.com, you can access your document via this link: http://mysite.com/MyDoc.htm

You may control how the document appears inside the web page. You may specify document HTML publishing parameters: width, height and alignment in HTML Options window. And finally you may even publish multiple documents in a single web page (see Publishing multiple documents in a single web page).

Publishing inside an existing web page

If you already have a web page inside which you want to insert a Print2Flash document, no problem! You have to accomplish several steps:

  1. Convert a document to a HTML5 format together with HTML preview page
  2. Open the generated HTML file in a text editor and copy the text between the following lines to clipboard:
  3. <!-- Start of document code -->

    ...

    <!-- End of document code -->
     

  4. Open the web page you want to insert the document to in a text editor and paste the copied text at the place in the page where you want to see the document
  5. Copy the folder you obtained at step 1 to the same folder where the web page is located

Then you may use the link to this web page to access the page and your document together as in the previous case.

Publishing multiple documents in a single web page

If you want to embed multiple Print2Flash documents in a single web page, first publish the first document as a standalone web page or inside an existing web page. Then you need to perform the following steps for each additional document you want to place in the same page:

  1. Convert a document to a HTML5 format together with HTML preview page
  2. Open the generated HTML in a text editor and copy the text between the following lines to clipboard:
  3. <!-- Start of document placement code -->

    ...

    <!-- End of document placement code -->
     

  4. Open the web page you want to insert the document to in a text editor and paste the copied text at the place in the page where you want to see the document
  5. Copy the folder you obtained at step 1 to the same folder where the web page is located

 

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