How to embed a Flash player compatible animation file into Hotdog.

Hotdog has a feature called FlashWizard to help you to import Flash animations (swf) and generate the proper Object and Embed HTML tags for the Flash animations. FlashWizard will obtains these HTML tags from the Flash animation and will automatically add them to your HTML document.

1. To start, first create your Flash animation, and save the Flash animation to the same directory that contains or will contain your HTML page (web document)

2. Open Hotdog and create a new document

3. Save this document to your hard disk to the same directory that already contains the just created Flash animation.

4. Go to Tools/Flashwizard. Now the Flash wizard pops up.

5. Browse to the created Flash animation (in this sample it's animation.swf) and double click on it.

6. After you have double clicked on the file you will be automatically brought to the next step called "properties".

7. This is where you can preview your Flash animation, change the background color, image dimensions and Flash animation options. Normally you will not need to change any of these.

8. After changing these settings to your liking click on "next Page".

9. The Flashwizard will now generate the proper Object and Embed statements for the Flash animation you selected. You can automatically import this to your current document by clicking "use in document".

10. To preview the created webpage click on Internal Preview.

11. Finally, if you are happy with your webpage, select "File/save as" and save the HTML file to your harddisk.