Popup : Export

When you export your project, SWF Studio will automatically include all the files that are referenced directly by your SPF file i.e. all the files necessary to build your project. The Export dialog allows you to provide a list of Additional Files that should be included in your export (SPX) file. This allows you to add your FLA(s) and any other resources you might need to make a complete archive of your project before sending it to someone else.

1. This field contains a path to the SPX file that will be created. You can supply an absolute path or a relative path to the SPX file. Normally, when you start an export operation this field will contain something like .\projectname.spx, which is a relative path to the SPX file that will be created (relative to the location of your SPF file). If you are working with a new project file that has never been saved, this field will be blank and you will not be able to use a relative path to export your project.

Tip: To avoid problems, save your project before attempting to export it.

2. Opens a standard Windows File Save dialog that allows you to select an SPX file. If the export file field is already populated, that value will be used to initialize the start directory for the File Save dialog, otherwise the system default folder will be used.

3. You can drag and drop files and folders onto the Export dialog to add additional files to be exported. You can right click on the file list area, press F10 or Shift+F10 to display the Add Files context menu. You may see a slightly different menu depending on the currently selected item in the file list. Pressing the Insert button will present you with a standard File Open dialog allowing you to select one or more files to be added to the export.

Where possible, SWF Studio will automatically convert the paths of the files you add to relative paths (relative to the location of your SPF file) when you add them to the export list. If the file(s) you are adding to the Additional Files list are from a different drive or can't be converted to relative paths, SWF Studio will add them to the list as absolute paths like C:\sig.jpg in the snapshot above.



Menu Item : Add Files

Opens a standard Windows File Open dialog that allows you to select one or more files to be added to the export. You can select multiple files by holding down the Ctrl key or the Shift key as you click on files. The File Open dialog only allows you to select files from one folder at a time, to add files from different folders just choose the Add Files option from the menu again.

Menu Item : Remove

Removes the selected file. This menu item will only be present if there are files in the Additional Files list.

4. Performs the export operation, saves the changes to the Additional Files list and closes the Export dialog.

5. Closes the Export dialog without performing the export or applying any of the changes to the Additional Files list.