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  DATA BECKER
Copyright © 2001 by:               DATA BECKER GmbH & Co. KG, Merowingerstr. 30, D-40223
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Copyright © 2001 by:               DATA BECKER CORP., 210 Highland Avenue, Needham Heights
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FLASH FILES: A NEW GENERATION OF HOMEPAGE
DESIGN ..................................................................................... 4

Program start: Inserting and starting immediately ................................................4

System Requirements.................................................................................................4
  Automatic program start ..........................................................................................5


THE MENU: FLASH FILES Á LA CARTE................................. 6

The Flash button: All Flash files at a glance............................................................6


FLASH ANIMATIONS................................................................ 7
   Flash utilities............................................................................................................7
   Flash and mouse effects ...........................................................................................8
   Mouse followers.......................................................................................................8
   Flash animated pre-loaders ......................................................................................9
   Flash menus ...........................................................................................................10
   Flash buttons ..........................................................................................................10
   Flash text effects ....................................................................................................11

Saving Flash files......................................................................................................12

The Help button: If you are stuck...........................................................................14

The Trial button: Experience is the best teacher ...................................................16

Good-bye: Terminating 400 Professional Animations ..........................................17


FLASH: A FACELIFT FOR YOUR HOMEPAGE..................... 18

FLASH: A FACELIFT FOR YOUR HOMEPAGE..................... 18
   What is Flash?........................................................................................................18

What possibilities does Flash present? ...................................................................20
And action: More power through action scripts .................................................. 24
400 Professional Animations




    Flash files: A new generation of
    homepage design
    Are you looking for the ultimate kick in homepage design? Have you had
    enough of boring homepages, rigid design, marquees and the same animated
    GIFs?
    Then we would like to welcome you to DATA BECKER's 400 Professional
    Animations. Your site will be a bombshell with a wide selection of
    professionally programmed and individually designed Flash animations.
    You will find a whole host of files for each application from hot animations
    and playful effects through Flash tuning for your mouse pointer and
    animated buttons to short-term pre-loaders, sophisticated menus and text
    effects, which will advance your homepage to a perfect professional site.



    Program start: Inserting and starting
    immediately
    Insert and start – this is the maxim of DATA BECKER's 400 Professional
    Animations. Simply insert the program CD-ROM into the CD drive and start
    it directly without lengthy installation proceedings. How it works will be
    explained in the following paragraphs.



    System Requirements
    In order to utilize Flash Files on your computer, it must meet the following
    minimum requirements:

     Components                     Value
     Processor (CPU)                233
     Memory (RAM)                   64 MB
     Windows Versions               95, 98, 98SE, ME, 2000




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Automatic program start
The program DATA BECKER's 400 Professional Animations will start by
itself unless you have turned off the Autostart mechanism of your CD-ROM
drive. After inserting the program CD-ROM into your computer's CD drive,
the program will start automatically.
Of course, you can also start the program from Windows Explorer by double
clicking on the interface symbol, the Interface.exe file on the program CD-
ROM. Or start the program from Windows Start by clicking on the Start
button. Click on Run and enter, for example, "G:\Interface.exe" whereby
"G" stands for your CD-ROM drive.


During the first start, the Software Licensing Agreement with information
regarding copyright and the illegal reproduction and/or illegal distribution of
the software will appear.
Please read the usage regulations carefully and acknowledge your agreement
by clicking on Yes. The program will terminate if you click on No.
Have fun with DATA BECKER's 400 Professional Animations!




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    The Menu: Flash files á la Carte
    On this and the following pages, we will show you how to access the
    individual Flash files using the menu, where to find an introduction on Flash
    5 topics, how Help answers your questions and where to find trial versions of
    Flash products with which you can integrate the files into your homepage.




    The four menu buttons Flash, Info, Help and Trial in the right upper part of
    your program interface are the stepping-stone into the program. The
    respective folders will open by clicking on the button.



    The Flash button: All Flash files at a glance
    By clicking on the Flash button, a list of categories of supplied Flash files
    opens in the left area.


    Both beginner and professional Flash users will find the perfect Flash File
    for his/her homepage.




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Flash animations
This will get your homepage moving: A variety of professional animations,
such as moving, three dimensional balls, bursting bubbles, licking flames,
rotating flowers or patterns, animated welcome greetings and much more is
offered by these effects, which make every site an optical event.


By clicking on the Animation button, a list of animations with a short
description will open.
Clicking on the blue dot of the respective description loads the Flash
animation in the Viewer.
In order for you to keep track of which files you have already viewed, an eye
marks the respective object in the list.

Flash utilities




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    Under the category Utilities, a variety of useful small programs on based on
    Flash will appear: From self-defined cursors over animated number fields,
    e.g. your telephone number, to little games, such as Tic Tac Toe.




    Flash and mouse effects




    Great Effects, which appear by clicking your mouse button or moving your
    cursor over the Flash field, are included in this category. Whether it be
    jumping balls, wave or flashlight effects, hidden text, magnetic forces of
    attraction or the gravitational pull of the earth - these effects will only
    develop their full potential through interaction with the website user.


    Mouse followers
    As described by the name, so-called Mouse followers are a type of
    animation, which follow the movement of the mouse.




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Be it writing, color, graphics or bubbles, the lively Flash animations follow
every move of your cursor.

Flash animated pre-loaders
Excitement instead of boredom during longer waiting periods.




The so-called pre-loaders are small Flash programs, which you can show as
small intermediate animations to shorten the waiting period while your
homepage is loading.

There are a variety of pre-loaders available, such as animated percent
displays, text animations, or loading bars, just waiting to be inserted.




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     Flash menus




     Be it nested, three-dimensional or as drop-down, these Menus make surfing
     on your website even more fun. Numerous masterly animated menu
     structures allow fast access to sub-pages with the highest degree of optical
     and functional ease.


     Flash buttons




     These buttons have the right stuff. This panel contains over twenty
     completely animated buttons, which invite clicking - from a simple button to
     "fleeting" or "distant" buttons to complex remote control buttons.




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Flash text effects
Say good-bye to blinking marquees. Text effects from DATA BECKER's
Flash Files collection assume a new dimension in variety and number.




Rotations, text inserts or superimpositions, magnifying glass effects, scaling,
inversions and much more allow almost unlimited design possibilities.




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     Saving Flash files




     The decision has been made. You have decided on one or more Flash files
     from DATA BECKER, which you would like to integrate into your
     homepage. You can save the file to your hard disk, which is currently
     displayed in the preview window, by clicking the two disk symbols on the
     left hand side beside the preview window.
     You have the choice between two different file formats, *.swf and *.fla.
     Which of the two formats you select for saving your file depends on what
     you would like to do next with these files.




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If you would like to insert the selected Flash file into an existing or new
homepage, the *.swf format (Shockwave Flash) will be the right choice.
*.swf files are finished Flash films, which can either be played in an
independent player (Flash Player) that you can download for free off the
Internet, or they can be integrated into a website.




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     The second possible file format for saving the selected Flash files is the .fla,
     format, which you should select if you wish to individually adapt your file,
     e.g. in Flash 5.
     However, before you insert the file into your homepage, the Flash file must
     be saved and/or exported in *-swf format.


     If you click on one of the two disk symbols, another window will open and
     you will be asked to define the place where you wish to save the file to.
     Select a folder, changing the file name if needed, and click OK in order to
     save the file to your hard disk.



     The Help button: If you are stuck
     Are you having problems using DATA BECKER's Flash Files? No problem!
     You will find all the necessary information under the Help button in order to
     work problem-free with this software.
     You will become familiarized with program functions and all you need to
     know about Flash files - from the first steps of How to use this program to a
     small ABC on routine topics dealing with Flash files, to further Tips &
     Tricks as well as concrete Troubleshooting.




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Furthermore, you will experience DATA BECKER's Support for additional
questions regarding your software and how to get help for questions with
respect to Flash animations on the Flashworker homepage in general.
The Flash detection button contains a test program that needs to be installed
(or was already installed by your Internet browser), in order to run the Flash
plug-in necessary for viewing the included files.
Finally, you once again have the possibility to read the detailed Terms and
Conditions for 400 Professional Animations under the subcategory General
Terms and Conditions.

Upon mouse contact: Direct help!
The direct help is the little helper who will be at your side, especially at the
beginning of your work with 400 Professional Animations.




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     For example, as soon as you touch a button with your mouse while moving
     over the program interface, a balloon help appears explaining what is behind
     that button.
     Direct help will be turned off if you deactivate Show Help Text at the lower
     right hand side of your page.



     The Trial button: Experience is the best
     teacher
     In order to implement DATA BECKER's 400 Professional Animations in
     your homepage, you will require special software to process the Flash
     format.




     You can install and use two of the most common programs as trial versions
     under the Trial button: Macromedia Flash 5.0 as well as Macromedia
     Dreamweaver 3.0.
     You can test these programs including all their functions for thirty days free
     of charge before deciding to purchase the complete version.



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The installation of the trial version onto your hard disk is quite simple and
done in the twinkling of an eye:
First, click on the Trial button. Both programs are offered for installation in
the Viewer. If you click on Install Macromedia Flash 5 or Install
Macromedia Dreamweaver 3, the respective software will be installed
automatically onto your PC.
Enjoy testing these programs!



Good-bye: Terminating 400 Professional
Animations
In order to terminate DATA BECKER's 400 Professional Animations, click
on Exit Program in the lower left-hand corner. The program will be closed
automatically until the next program start. You will return to your desktop
or to your last executed application.




We will be glad if you have enjoyed working with 400 Professional
Animations!




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     Flash: A facelift for your homepage
     People who regularly surf the Internet have most certainly encountered flash-
     based animations before. The variety of Flash elements is almost unlimited –
     they can be in the form of a starting page for your website, the design of a
     complete site, as a menu of a page built on Frames, as an animation, button,
     lively logo or entertaining film.

     What is Flash?
     Flash is professional software used to create animation programs from the
     software developer Macromedia.




     This technology enables you to create Flash applications, apart from
     animated films, which are based on interactions with the user or other
     applications.
     By mainly using vector graphics, the completed Flash films are compact
     files, which are characterized by their flowing image and small file size.
     Vector graphics are graphics, which, unlike a bitmap file, can be changed
     freely in size without a loss in quality. Since vector graphics are also



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independent from the resolution of the output device, their display will be of
the same quality irrespective of the output medium. This is how they can be
displayed perfectly on all monitor sizes and with any selected resolution.
Once a Flash film has been created, each user can play it with the same
quality on the monitor.




The Flash Player, which can be downloaded free of charge from the
Macromedia website, can play back files created in Macromedia Flash,
regardless of the fact whether the user has Macromedia Flash installed or
not.

Nowadays, the Flash Player is pre-installed on most new computers or it is
provided with the system software or the latest version of Internet browsers.

Once the Flash Player is installed, the user is able to view the Flash
animations on his/her own computer as an independent individual
application or as also as an integrated part of a homepage through an Internet
browser.

Due to their small file size, Flash files can be quickly downloaded from the
Internet.




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     What possibilities does Flash present?
     As you could see from the variety of categories in DATA BECKER's 400
     Professional Animations, Macromedia Flash films can be created for a
     variety of areas of applications.




     The most common area of application of Flash files is animation. In order to
     create an animation, you can combine Flash images in Macromedia and,
     similar to a stage, arrange them on different levels, and finally animate them
     or better yet, bring them to life with a timeline. The finished animation can
     be saved in two different formats, which you already know from 400
     Professional Animations: the *.fla and *.swf formats.

     The file extension *.fla describes a working file created with Flash. This file
     can be loaded for further editing in Macromedia Flash.




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If you further edit a DATA BECKER Flash file or wish to adapt it to your
individual requirements, then first download the file using the disk symbol
marked FLA onto your hard disk and then open it in Macromedia Flash.
The file extension *.swf (Shockwave Flash) describes the exported Flash
film which can easily be integrated into HTML files or can be played as a
freestanding application with the Flash Player.
In order to integrate the exported Flash films into your homepage, download
the films using the disk symbol marked SWF onto your hard disk.
Flash Files bring new life to your homepage. Instead of using animated Gifs,
which are played in a little loop, or marquees, which, similar to a stock
market ticker run across the page, you will now be able to not only let entire
films run on your homepage but also to integrate homepage visitors
interactively.




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     If you wish to emphasize interaction on your homepage, then you’ve struck
     gold with Flash Files.
     Apart from mouse followers, there are also Flash animations, which react to
     a visitor's mouse click. For example, the pearl necklace in the following
     illustration moves, if the homepage user clicks on it with his mouse.




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Even buttons and entire menu bars become more attractive, if they are
accompanied by Flash animations. Your homepage will certainly stand out
from normal and average Internet pages.
Let's start your Flash career on the Internet with DATA BECKER's 400
Professional Animations so that a visit to your homepage will become a very
special adventure.




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     And action: More power through action
     scripts
     “And Action” will not only be the catchword in Cannes, where by now -
     apart from the film festival - the “Cyber-Lion-Award” is awarded, where
     only films are given an award which are based on Flash or similar
     technologies.




     The above-mentioned Flash files based on interaction with the user are based
     on so-called Flash files. The website user will be integrated into the film that
     is being played. A certain action is triggered by a mouse click or by pressing
     a key on the keyboard, but in reality, the visitor will jump to a different
     position in the finished film. As mentioned in the above-noted examples,
     objects can be moved, further animation can be played or other actions be
     can carried out.
     These so-called action scripts are dependent on a trigger. For example, if a
     user clicks on the middle button, as seen in the example, a further part of the
     film will be started which displays the animation and the altered button.



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Events that can trigger a script, i.e. start another sequence of the Flash film,
are the loading of film sequences (e.g. with pre-loaders), playing of a specific
sequence or reaching a specific image as well as clicking the mouse button or
pressing a key on the keyboard.
Actions, which are triggered by interaction with the homepage visitor,
include stopping or playing the Flash film, activating or deactivating the
sound, jumping within the film to another scene, loading of additional Flash
films and changing to another homepage (e.g. with interactive menus).
As you can see, the possibilities of using Flash files on your homepage are as
various as the contents you wish to publish on them.
And maybe very soon you will be able to greet your website visitors with a
pre-loader, which welcomes the users in an animated form.




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