Installation

  1. Download demo from our website or purchase full version (you will receive download link or installation file via email) and save it on your hard drive.
  2. Run your Adobe Exchange Manager, click Install button and locate downloaded extension (.MXP) file. Click Open to finish installation.
  3. Accept extension desclaimer and now it should be installed under Windows -> Other Panels -> flt-cs4.

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Export

  1. Export is working on the files that are opened under Flash environment or you will provide list of files to proceed (separated by LineBreaks).
  2. If flt-cs4 extension is running, click Export strings button. All files that should be proceeded are listed here.
    Notes
    - only .fla files can be proceeded
    - it does not matter what Action Script or Flash player settings is used - all will be proceeded
    - once export is completed, proceeded files are saved into your current Flash version format (all publish settings remains the same - just .fla format is changed).
    e.g. If you proceed file created under Flash MX '04 on your Flash CS3 application, once export is completed file is saved as CS3 file.
    - if there is no flash file listed in the queue you can't proceed to next steps
  3. Click Next step button to set Export options. Different settings can be set for Timeline items and Library items.
    - Export strings checkbox - select this if you want to export strings from Scene timeline or Library items
    - Keep text style & formatting checkbox - in teh case that text contains more formatting styles such different colors, weight, hyperlinks and so on and you would like to keep them, just select this option
    - Export Action Script checkbox - enable Action script export. You can export lines that contain specified characters (some characters can't be used as they are reserved by flash)
    - proceed KeyFrames Action Scripts checkbox - only action script from timeline key frames is exported
    - proceed Instances Action Scripts checkbox - available for AS2.0 or lower, action script attached to movie clip or button is exported
    - Export parameters form Components checkbox - parameters from Components are exported. Tool does not axport all of them just parameters of those particular types: Default, String, Boolean, Color nad Font
    - Skip "Locked" layers checkbox - In the case you would like to skip locked layers from being proceeded, select this option.
    - Skip "Not Visible" layers checkbox - In the case you would like to skip invisible layers from being proceeded, select this option.
    - Unlock locked objects checkbox - It should happened that text objects are locked on the scene. By default those object can't be proceeded so it is neccessary to unlock them first. This function is recursive - so it means that tool will unlock until the lowest level of the item is reached.
    - Ungroup shapes checkbox - it should happened that text objects are Grouped with other items. By default those object can't be proceeded so it is neccessary to ungroup them first. This function is recursive - so it means that tool will perform ungroup procedure until the lowest level of the item is reached.
    - Reset Settings button - reset current export settings to their default
  4. Click Next step button to start export.
  5. Once all files were proceed you will get simple report. Under the report you should select Open all closed documents back in Flash and after you click Done button all proceeded files are opened back to your Flash environment.

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Localization process

  1. Once export is completed XML file is created for all files proceeded. You can find them in the same folder where flash files are presented.
  2. XML hierarchy is quite simple:
    For text boxes:
    <text type="text" place="[library/scene]" ...>
      <strings>
        <item id="[string ID]">exported string</item><item id="[next string ID]">exported string</item>...
      </strings>
      <attributes>
        <item id="[string ID]">
          <attr name="[attribute name]" type="[attribute type]"><![CDATA[[attribute value]]]></attr>
          ...
        </item>
        ...
      </attributes>
    </text>

    For components:
    <text type="component" place="[library/scene]" ...>
      <item id="[parameter name]" type="[parameter type]""><![CDATA[[component parameter value]]]></item>
    </text>

    For Actin Script:
    <text type="[frameactionscript/objectactionscript]" place="[library/scene]" ...>
      <item line="[line number]"><![CDATA[[exported action script line]]]></item>
    </text>

    Note: Bold text is localizable text.
  3. Just localize XML using you favourite CAT software Trados, Microsoft Loc Studio, Microsoft Helium or Notepad.

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Import

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