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Hi,
  I've written a flash page where by which a user can click a hyperlink to download a word document. I've tried using the getURL(<http://filename>).  What currently happens is when the user clicks on the hyperlink FLASH opens a new browser window, ideally what I would like to be able to do is once the user clicks on the hyperlink they are only presented with the option to OPEN or SAVE the file (without a new instance of a browser being opened unless they select "OPEN").

thanks in advance
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Question by:sidpgo
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Saqib Khan earned 400 total points
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Then you have to ZIP up your Word Document's. http://www.winZip.com.
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Try publishing your flash file where on the HTML options tab, set the template is set to 'flash with fscommand'. The published HTML file will contain javascript function such as '<movie>_DoFSCommand(command, args)' where <movie> is the name of the published movie.

To envoke the above javascript function, you use the fscommand to pass details to the javascript function. As the function is made up of a 'command' and 'args', use the fscommand such as:

  // Save file
  fscommand("save", "<filespec>");

  // Open file
  fscommand("open", "<filespec>");

You can then edit the javascript function in the published HTML file to save or open your filespec.

Hope this helps,
pheva
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