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Re: [Swftools-common] Flash Player Crash when using transparent shadows.

From: Norman Khine
Subject: Re: [Swftools-common] Flash Player Crash when using transparent shadows.
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 16:58:03 +0100
User-agent: Thunderbird (Macintosh/20090302)

Yes, I can also confirm this, I tried to open it through the zViewer and it crashed FireFox with this error:

Add-ons: {59c81df5-4b7a-477b-912d-4e0fdf64e5f2}:0.9.84,{DDC359D1-844A-42a7-9AA1-88A850A938A8}:1.1.1,address@hidden:1.3.3,{4c197c8f-a50f-4b49-a2d2-ed922c95612f}:0.3.10,{6e84150a-d526-41f1-a480-a67d3fed910d}:1.3.8,{8f8fe09b-0bd3-4470-bc1b-8cad42b8203a}:0.14,{7CEA821D-3DAB-4238-B424-BF7324531750}:0.4.6,{c45c406e-ab73-11d8-be73-000a95be3b12}:1.1.6,{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}:3.0.7
BuildID: 2009021906
CrashTime: 1237908400
InstallTime: 1236332118
ProductName: Firefox
SecondsSinceLastCrash: 174
StartupTime: 1237908336
Theme: classic/1.0
URL: http://www.google.fr/firefox?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official
Vendor: Mozilla
Version: 3.0.7

This report also contains technical information about the state of the application when it crashed.


$ pdf2swf --version
pdf2swf - part of swftools 2009-03-15-1014

Here is the pdf and swf files. I will try and dig out the full log report that was sent to mozilla if this will help


Rob Nielsen wrote:
I’m running the latest dev snapshot. I had a customer’s PowerPoint that crashes Flash Player. The PPT is being converted to PDF using OpenOffice.org and then to SWF using pdf2swf.

I’ve tracked the problem down to a semi-transparent shadow (PPT terminology) on the left side of the object. The shadows doesn’t render properly in OO or the PDF viewer. The resulting SWF crashes the Flash Player.

The PPT, PDF and SWF are all available if anyone wants to looks at them.

If you want to create your own follow the steps below:

1. Create a new blank presentation.

2. Create a diamond shape (rectangles do not exhibit them problem).

3. Apply a shadow to the shape, place it on the lower left side and set it to be semi-transparent in PowerPoint (50%-60% in OO Impress)

4. Export the presentation as a PDF. I use OO Impress.

5. Convert to SWF with pdf2swf –T 9

6. Open with Flash Player.

In PPT the shadow displays properly. In Impress and the PDF, the shadow is just an outline. I assume this is contributing to the problem.



Attachment: test-shadow.pdf
Description: Adobe PDF document

Attachment: test-shadow.swf
Description: application/shockwave-flash

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