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How to embed XML driven flash slideshow into Microsoft Frontpage 2003?


Flash Slideshow Maker - Microsoft Frontpage 2003 Tutorial


This tutorial will show you how to insert flash photo slideshow into Microsoft Frontpage 2003. This tutorial applies to the SWF files created by Flash Slideshow Maker under the "Advanced" theme tab. If you create slideshow under the "Basic" theme tab, you can refer to How to embed Flash SWF slideshow to Microsoft Frontpage 2003.


Flash Slideshow Maker supports both embedded mode and XML driven mode, the former merges your photos and background music into a single flash file, the later will create a SWF file containing the assets (a XML file and several other assets files). To enter the XML driven mode to create photo slideshow, you can choose "Advanced" under the "Theme" tab.



Steps to insert XML driven Flash Slideshow into Microsoft Frontpage 2003


1. Create your slideshow with an advanced theme using Flash Slideshow Maker. Copy or save all the output files (SWF file and its assets folders) to your website directory.

2. Find the file named "fs_aux.html" from the output folder, open it with a text editor, Notepad or Frontpage, etc. Copy the code section from "<object>" to "</object>".



3. Run Microsoft Frontpage 2003, open the HTML page into which you want to insert the slideshow to, switch from "Design" mode to "Code" mode and paste the above code section from "<object>" to "</object>" to your HTML page.

4. Save the page and preview.



1. If you want to insert a photo slideshow created under the "Basic" theme tab, please refer to bellow tutorial:

How to embed Flash SWF file to Microsoft Frontpage 2003

2. If your flash files and HTML file are in different directories, you will need to assign correct value to the flash variable and xml_path, otherwise the "Load Fail" error will occur. You may refer to bellow online tutorial: How to fix the "Load Fail" problem



 More Flash Photo Slideshow tutorials:



How to embed Flash SWF file to Microsoft Frontpage 2003

How to Insert a Flash Slideshow into Dreamweaver

How to fix the "Load Fail" problem



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