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Eight easy steps to open and view Flash files in Lotus Notes

Use these 8 steps and some LotusScript to open and use Macromedia Flash files in a Lotus Notes client.

Using these steps and LotusScript code, you can open and use Flash files in your Lotus Notes client window.

Note: For this tip to work, you must have a Flash player installed on your Domino server.

  1. Make sure that HTTP services are activated on your Domino server.
  2. Create a form and call it Flash test.
  3. Place your cursor where you'd like to open the Flash file.
  4. From the File menu, select create-> object.
  5. In the new window that opened, a create a table and select Control-> Object type -> Macromedia Flash Paper. This will add a flash control to the form.

    Be sure to fix the attribute according to your Flash movie's width, height, etc.

  6. In the design attribute of Files, add a flash file resource that you'd like to open, such as the file name flashfile.swf.
  7. Add the following LotusScript code to the form's Postopen event:
  8. LotusScript to open flash file in Lotus Notes
    (Click on code for enlarged view and script download.)
  9. Save the form and open it in your Lotus Notes client to run the Flash movie.

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This was last published in December 2009

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