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Using swf files from pdf files
by Pablo A - Friday, 15 May 2009, 1:47 PM
First of all, thanks for releasing this interesting software.
I found in the ubuntu repositories a tool for converting pdf files to swf movies. I think this might be interesting for a lot of potential users of autoview.
The tool is called pdf2swf, and it works ok, though I miss some functionality. However, I have a problem when using it with autoviewer: the slides would change automatically. There is an option when calling pdf2swf that does the job (don't turn pages automatically), but with autoview they still turn every few seconds.
Has anyone tried this, or similar tools?
BTW, I use the moodle plugin.

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Re: Using swf files from pdf files
by Tim Williams - Friday, 15 May 2009, 2:37 PM
AutoView dosn't do anything to cause the slides to move automatically unless the video position is changed, so if the slides are still changing of their own accord and the video isn't running, you need to go back to your pdf2swf settings.

Also, try using the Flash (AutoView Convertor) slide type instead of Flash (OpenOffice convertor), swf's that come out of openoffice need to advance by 2 frames for each slide, where as most 'other' flash movies would probably only need to move by a single frame, which is what the AutoView Convertor type uses.
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Re: Using swf files from pdf files
by Pablo A - Monday, 18 May 2009, 3:06 PM
Oh, it sure works. My problems were a mixture of other unrelated problems. The lessons to learn are:
* use the "-s insertstop" option of pdf2swf
* use "Flash (AutoView Convertor)"
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Re: Using swf files from pdf files
by merry flip - Monday, 8 April 2013, 2:52 AM
well, as to the problem of pdf2swf, besides the tools said above, you could aslo use xflip to accomplish converting pdf2swf easily.