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Adding an Flash animation into Webstudio

I had a hard time to figure out how WebStudio works, as I'm not used to HTML editors that put files automatically into predefined directories. For each page the application creates a unique directory. Each directory contains all the graphical elements for that particular page, including the Flash animations I created with Anim-FX. Just follow the steps below to import a Flash movie into WebStudio.

Note that might be easier for many users to follow the hand code HTML notepad instructions, as webstudio was by far the most complicated HTML proceess I have gone thru wrting all these tutorials.

1. To start, create your web animation or buttons with Anim-FX. to save the files Click on "Save textfile"
2. Go to you Anim-FX directory and copy and paste the created SWF and TXT file to rhe root of your website directory
3. Go back to the Anim-FX HTML code generator, set the desired width and height and make sure that you set the scale option to no border. Now copy this code to your clipboard
4. Open WebStudio
5. Create a new document
6. Drag and drop the HTML object onto your page. The HTML object can be found in your -view/galleries/"Cool Stuff"/the box with the <html><head> tags (Figure 1)

Figure 1

6. Right click on the HTML object and select "Properties"
7. Now the "Object properties" window pops up
8. First, attach the SWf file to the HTML page. To do this click on the "Attached Files" tab - and then on the "Add files to List" Button. Browse to your SWF file and select your SWF file
9. Next you must insert the special HTML code that is required for all SWF files. To do this click on the "HTML tab" and Paste the HTML code that you earlier created with Anim-FX into the HTML content area.(Figure 2)

Figure 2 (the required code)

12. Click "OK" to close the object properties window and to save all your data
13. Click on "Preview/Preview this page" to see the final HTML page
14. To stop the Preview click on "File/Close Preview"
15. To save your website select "Website/Save Website to Hard drive"


When you check the directory structure of the website you just created on your hard drive you will see that WebStudio created a "Page_1" directory. etc

For Anim-FX animations to work you should not have the file stored in this directory or any other directories as the files must be stored into the root of the website

Finally, if you want to change the dimensions of the animation, You must change the "width" and "height" tag directly in the HTML content area.