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A few years ago I did a project that was in the Instructables format. The only thing is that it's a SWF file and I wanted to embed it into my instructable. I've added it to my file library but it will only show up as an attachment. I know I can upload as a slideshow or video, but the project has it's own navigation. The link to the actual content I'd like to put up is here. The only question I really have is if I can embed this swf directly to page 1 of the instructable so that the navigation is intact and still functional. Thanks for any help!

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ewilhelm (author)2008-04-15

I can embed it for you. Start a forum topic, and I'll put it into the topic.

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mrsayao (author)ewilhelm2008-04-15

do I need to host the SWF somewhere else? I can send it to you as an attachment... I don't have a webhost right now. The file exists on my school's server but in a few months they're going to wipe my account since I graduated... Thanks Eric!

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ewilhelm (author)mrsayao2008-04-15

Upload the SWF to your image library. Once it's there click on the icon, copy the actual location of the file, and put that URL into a forum topic, then let me know.

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mrsayao (author)ewilhelm2008-04-15

I see, thanks and here u go: https://www.instructables.com/files/orig/FL3/FN8W/FEVI1X3F/FL3FN8WFEVI1X3F.swf

I have another instructable-type project i made with flash, would I do the same thing next time?

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ewilhelm (author)mrsayao2008-04-15

You still need to create a forum topic with all the supporting text. Once I embed the SWF, you'll break it if you edit it.

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mrsayao (author)ewilhelm2008-04-15

Sorry, this is my first instructable, I don't really know what you mean... you want me to publish it? or provide you with a description on that part of the instructable?or do you want the entire embed html? thanks for helping....

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ewilhelm (author)mrsayao2008-04-19

I want you to create a forum topic that has all the next explaining your project. I will then add the embedded flash to that forum topic. As an admin, I can add straight html, but if you edit the topic after I add html, the system will reprocess the post and strip out the html. So, I want you to create and publish a complete forum topic about the project, and leave a line that says, "embedded version goes here." It should be a forum topic, not an Instructable because it does not properly fit our format.

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xACIDITYx (author)ewilhelm2008-04-28
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thecheese429 (author)xACIDITYx2009-04-27

yeah, I'd love that. External pictures, namely.

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mrsayao (author)2008-04-12

nope... converting to a gif would lose the navigation

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ll.13 (author)2008-04-12

I don't think it can show .swf's -If it's an animation can you save it as a .gif? that will(should) work. (;

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