How to launch a powerpoint file (.pps) from flash?

If you’re working on an interactive CD presentation and the client wants a certain link to launch a powerpoint file, you’re gonna need this tutorial, nothing complicated, so easy to use.

Step 1:
We’re gonna create a batch file that will launch the pps file.
Open Notepad or any other text editor you have, and write this sentence: START myPresentation.pps:

Then save the file as “launcher.bat” and save the file inside a folder named “fscommand”, and put inside it the pps file also.

Step 2:
In flash, write the following actionscript on the button:

on (release) {     fscommand ("exec", "launcher.bat"); }

~ by samsira on 4 February 2008.

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