Using parameters to control media objects

Using parameters to control media objects

Use the Parameters dialog box to enter values for special parameters defined for Shockwave and Flash SWF files, ActiveX controls, Netscape Navigator plug-ins, and Java applets. Parameters are used with the object, embed, and applet tags. Parameters set attributes specific to the type of object being inserted. For example, a Flash object can have a quality parameter <param name="quality" value="best"> for the object tag. The Parameter dialog box is available from the Property inspector. See the documentation for the object you’re using for information on the parameters it requires.

To open the Parameters dialog box:

  1. Select an object that can have parameters (such as a Shockwave movie, an ActiveX control, a Netscape Navigator plug-in, or a Java applet) in the Document window.
  2. Open the dialog box using one of the following methods:
    • Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Macintosh) the object, and select Parameters from the context menu.
    • Open the Property inspector if it isn’t already open, and click the Parameters button found in the lower half of the Property inspector. (Make sure the Property inspector is expanded.)

To enter a value for a parameter in the Parameters dialog box:

  1. Click the Plus (+) button.
  2. Enter the name of the parameter in the Parameter column.
  3. Enter the value of the parameter in the Value column.

To remove parameters:

  • Select a parameter and press the Minus (–) button.

To reorder parameters:

  • Select a parameter and use the up and down arrow buttons.

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