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Setting up Flash player security

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Video: Setting up Flash player security

In this lesson we're going to see how we can adjust the Flash Player security settings in our browser. We need to do this because when we produce Flash content and then play it from our computer, the Flash security model doesn't allow that content to talk to the Internet. If we have content that needs to talk to the Internet, for instance to publish quiz results, then we need to allow this content to be able to talk to the Internet. We're going to use the Chapter 14 quiz.htm file that we built in an earlier lesson. It's located in your Chapter 14 Quiz folder, in your Project folder, in your Chapter 14 folder.

Setting up Flash player security

In this lesson we're going to see how we can adjust the Flash Player security settings in our browser. We need to do this because when we produce Flash content and then play it from our computer, the Flash security model doesn't allow that content to talk to the Internet. If we have content that needs to talk to the Internet, for instance to publish quiz results, then we need to allow this content to be able to talk to the Internet. We're going to use the Chapter 14 quiz.htm file that we built in an earlier lesson. It's located in your Chapter 14 Quiz folder, in your Project folder, in your Chapter 14 folder.

Browse to that folder now. I'm going to show this action in Firefox. However, the steps that you need to take are going to be very similar in other browsers. Double-click to open the Chapter 14 quiz.htm file. This will launch your default browser. You will get a message about Flash Player security. Flash Player knows that the Project file wants to talk to the Internet. To enable this to happen, we need to click Settings. Firefox has prevented the site from opening a pop-up window.

We need the pop-up window to be able to adjust Flash's security settings. Let's shut off pop-up blockers just for the moment. You do this in Firefox's Preferences panel. Under the Content tab, shut off Block pop-up windows. You can then close the Preferences. Now we need to reload this page. This time we'll get the Flash Player aecurity warning and now you can click Settings. (Ruff! Ruff! Dog barking) If you're wondering why the dog is barking, there is a barking dog sound that's in the project that we're publishing.

We're able to hear that happen because Slide 1 isn't in conflict with the security rule that we're trying to fix right now. In order to allow this file to work I need to edit my trusted locations. Click the Edit Locations button here and choose Add Location. Flash Player remembers the last thing it tried to talk to the Internet. We want to use this location in the Trust This Location area. However, you'll notice that the SWF file is listed there. I don't want the SWF file.

I want to allow all the content that's in the folder to talk to the Internet. This means I need to start my selection just before the SWF file and select backwards to select everything from the first slash all the way down to the end of Chapter 14 quiz and include the last slash. I can copy it with Command+C and then paste it into Trust This Location. You will see something very different here. It's going to be operating system dependent and your folder structure may not look exactly the same as mine.

Having copied that location, click Confirm. Now, you can see that this folder has been added to our trusted locations. Now, we need to restart Firefox to ensure that the setting is working. Once again, double-click the Chapter 14 quiz file. (Ruff! Ruff! Ruff! Dog barking) Now, the file opens without any complaint from Firefox. Having adjusted the Flash security settings, you've made it possible to view your content from your desktop computer without having to publish it to the Internet.

You will need to take this step as you publish your content to different folders on your computer.

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Captivate 5 Essential Training

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  1. 2m 14s
    1. Welcome
      59s
    2. Using the exercise files
      36s
    3. Updates for Captivate 5.5
      39s
  2. 10m 18s
    1. Captivate 101
      5m 4s
    2. Understanding presentation basics
      2m 45s
    3. E-learning in a nutshell
      2m 29s
  3. 16m 34s
    1. Exploring Captivate's interface
      3m 59s
    2. Using the Classic workspace
      3m 31s
    3. Using the Navigation workspace
      3m 13s
    4. Setting application preferences
      5m 51s
  4. 1h 6m
    1. Starting from scratch
      2m 51s
    2. Creating a master page
      3m 47s
    3. Adding slide text
      8m 29s
    4. Checking spelling
      3m 10s
    5. Adding shapes
      8m 25s
    6. Adding images
      7m 31s
    7. Aligning and distributing objects
      7m 42s
    8. Using object styles
      9m 2s
    9. Finishing and previewing the project
      6m 7s
    10. Using Free Rotation in Captivate 5.5
      1m 57s
    11. Building with gradients
      4m 43s
    12. Adding shadows
      2m 56s
  5. 53m 39s
    1. Importing Photoshop files
      9m 33s
    2. Importing animations
      9m 0s
    3. Creating slideshows
      6m 10s
    4. Taking advantage of libraries
      9m 32s
    5. Using widgets
      7m 0s
    6. Importing PowerPoint presentations on a Mac
      8m 5s
    7. Importing PowerPoint presentations on a Windows computer
      2m 18s
    8. Understanding the Captivate exchange
      2m 1s
  6. 31m 14s
    1. Touring the Timeline
      5m 19s
    2. Adjusting timing
      4m 36s
    3. Adding transitions to objects
      3m 46s
    4. Animating using effects
      7m 55s
    5. Animating text
      3m 50s
    6. Zooming for emphasis
      5m 48s
  7. 53m 44s
    1. The recording environment
      33s
    2. Adding background audio
      4m 25s
    3. Adding audio to an object
      4m 23s
    4. Recording and adding voice-overs
      5m 1s
    5. Editing audio in Captivate
      7m 6s
    6. Splitting audio among slides
      6m 22s
    7. Adding video to a slide
      7m 9s
    8. Importing slide video
      4m 33s
    9. Synchronizing video
      7m 36s
    10. Creating closed captions
      6m 36s
  8. 49m 6s
    1. Adding buttons
      7m 56s
    2. Adding click areas
      4m 59s
    3. Adding rollover images
      5m 20s
    4. Highlighting objects
      6m 44s
    5. Adding rollover slidelets
      8m 2s
    6. Adding pop-up captions
      4m 38s
    7. Adding text areas
      7m 40s
    8. Creating branching presentations
      3m 47s
  9. 15m 11s
    1. Revisiting libraries
      1m 38s
    2. Sharing assets
      2m 41s
    3. Creating project templates
      6m 50s
    4. Using project templates
      4m 2s
  10. 31m 57s
    1. Preparing simulations
      3m 35s
    2. Preparing to record
      5m 35s
    3. Recording simulations
      4m 46s
    4. Editing simulations
      8m 55s
    5. Adjusting click-through trainings
      9m 6s
  11. 39m 6s
    1. Understanding assessment basics
      1m 53s
    2. Setting up a quiz
      6m 56s
    3. Understanding question types
      8m 22s
    4. Creating custom short-answer questions
      3m 28s
    5. Assessing software simulations
      5m 25s
    6. Pooling and randomizing questions
      6m 55s
    7. Using the new quiz features
      2m 46s
    8. Utilizing the new quiz templates
      3m 21s
  12. 22m 32s
    1. Managing quizzes
      1m 28s
    2. Reporting results
      4m 43s
    3. Using Acrobat.com as a learning management system
      3m 48s
    4. Getting reports from Acrobat.com
      7m 26s
    5. Generating SCORM-compliant output
      2m 4s
    6. Creating assessment templates
      3m 3s
  13. 9m 12s
    1. Introducing skins
      53s
    2. Editing playback controls
      4m 1s
    3. Creating a table of contents
      4m 18s
  14. 15m 3s
    1. Initiating a project review
      3m 59s
    2. Reviewing a project
      5m 58s
    3. Collecting reviewer comments
      5m 6s
  15. 35m 55s
    1. Securing a project
      6m 28s
    2. Rescaling a project
      3m 11s
    3. Sharing a project
      3m 13s
    4. Publishing a project
      10m 57s
    5. Setting up Flash player security
      3m 28s
    6. Exporting to Flash CS5
      3m 7s
    7. Exporting to video for YouTube and iOS
      5m 31s
  16. 29s
    1. Parting thoughts and goodbye
      29s

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