Google Documents List API Deprecates SWF Exports of Presentations

Google Apps Developers blog announced the deprecation of SWF export functionality for presentations from the Google Documents List API. "We are taking this action due to the limited demand for this feature, and in order to focus engineering efforts on other aspects of the API," said the Google Apps team.Clients currently making the following request […]

Google Apps Developers blog announced the deprecation of SWF export functionality for presentations from the Google Documents List API. "We are taking this action due to the limited demand for this feature, and in order to focus engineering efforts on other aspects of the API," said the Google Apps team.

Clients currently making the following request to the API are affected by this change:

https://docs.google.com/feeds/download/presentations/Export?docID=1234&exportFormat=swf

Google recommend clients currently using SWF exports switch to PDF exports, using the appropriate exportFormat value:

https://docs.google.com/feeds/download/presentations/Export?docID=1234&exportFormat=pdf

Google says "We are disabling SWF exports in the coming weeks. Clients attempting to export presentations as SWF after the exports are disabled will receive an HTTP 400 response."

For more information on exporting presentations, see the Google Documents List API documentation: