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Subject: Re: FLASH: Generator Newbie data source questions
From: Phillip M. Torrone
Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2000 20:52:27 +0100

At 11:53 AM 6/30/00 -0700, you wrote:
> Is there a way to update JPEGs just from typing a JPEG
> filename and path in a text file?

yep, make the name of your jpeg a variable like this: {myjpeg} in the
generator environment area specify a data source, which could be a text
file...or a variable as well, but we won't talk about that yet.

>2) Assuming the above is possible, let's say I have a text
> file with 10 text headlines and 10 different accompanying JPEG
> file names.
> Is there something in Generator that will allow me to spit
> out 10 different .swfs with a different headline and JPEG in each
> just from the building of one template? Or is this something
> that requires other technologies to be working with Generator?

yep- you'll need to use generator in offline mode and use something to
batch these out. a simple .bat or cron job could do this automatically...


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