No reason it shouldn't work... it should show up as an embedded object
or you can make a call to the video to run in its own player. There
would be a dependency on the viewer side to have Flash player
installed, but that's not a biggy and I believe the default is to go
and get it if a movie is clicked and it's not in place.

If I were you, I'd be looking at the Tech Comm Suite because it has
much better integration and native tools -- for instance, with
Captivate, which is Adobe's movie creation engine and outputs to Flash
as its native format. And once the movie's embedded, output is also
streamlined. So I'd be looking to simplify the process and use
already-built wheels instead of crafting my own.


Art Campbell
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On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 10:30 AM, Jon Harvey <JHarvey at> 
> Everyone,
> I've been brainstorming different ideas for making our documentation
> more interactive. For example, instead of adding callouts to a
> screenshot, I'm looking at ways to enable users to click different parts
> of the screenshot to see what they are. I'd also like to consider adding
> *subtle* animation to make the our documentation more interesting. My
> initial thought is to create all the interactivity in Flash and import
> the SWF files into FrameMaker.
> Our current workflow is to author all our content in FrameMaker 7.2.
> Afterward, we import the FM files into MadCap Flare for online Help and
> Acrobat 8.0 for PDF. Does anyone have any experience using Flash with
> FrameMaker? What are the pitfalls to look out for? Is this even a good
> idea to consider?
> This project is still in the concept stage, so I'm looking for any
> suggestions or opinions you can provide.
> Jon Harvey
> Manager, Desktop & Enterprise Documentation
> CambridgeSoft Corporation
> 100 CambridgePark Drive
> Cambridge, MA 02140
> (617) 588-9354
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