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    Flash 8 Performance

    Hello -

    Based on the comments in this thread, it appears that only some of you are experiencing performance problems with Flash 8. These issues must be related either to bugs that only effect...
  2. Thread: .swf to dvd

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    Re: My question?

    Hmmm... I don't think there is. The menu systems that DVD set-top boxes understand are very specific. Generally video pros use tools like Apple's DVD Studio Pro for building these. As far as I...
  3. Hi there, dsotm@dow-snipe - Thanks for taking...

    Hi there, dsotm@dow-snipe -

    Thanks for taking the time to articulate the pain points you've experienced. I've read and understood the point you're making and this, as well as everyone else's...
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    OK, so I think your problem lies in the use of...

    OK, so I think your problem lies in the use of button1_txt. You're using it in a conditional that judges whether the value of button1_txt is equal to 1. If "button1_txt" is the instance name of a...
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    Where/how are you assigning a value to the...

    Where/how are you assigning a value to the buttonNumber1 variable in the data object of your sharedObject?

    Also, generally, the use of suffixes in variable names denotes the object type and...
  6. Announcement: Live Macromedia seminars in the US

    I will be presenting free, live, 3-hour seminars on Macromedia Flash MX Professional 2004 in the following cities from 1pm - 4pm:

    Houston, TX: 11/4/03
    New York, NY: 11/5/03
    San Francisco, CA:...
  7. Are you using Flash MX or Flash MX 2004? The...

    Are you using Flash MX or Flash MX 2004? The combo box component works differently between the two.

    If you're using Flash MX, try the following:

    1. Place your combo box on the stage, assuming...
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    I'd recommend that if you're not going to take...

    I'd recommend that if you're not going to take advantage of any of the new Flash MX 2004 features then publish to version 6.0. If you aren't going to use any of the Flash MX features, publish to...
  9. If you're working on Flash MX files in FLMX2004...

    If you're working on Flash MX files in FLMX2004 and NOT taking advantage of any of the new features (ActionScript 2.0, any of the new components, Unicode, etc) then you can "Save as..." to Flash MX...
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    Go to: Window > Design Panels > Scene With...

    Go to:
    Window > Design Panels > Scene

    With the Scene Inspector open, select the scene that you wish to delete and click on the trash can icon.

    Same way it was done in Flash MX.

    Regards,
    MD
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    I found the directory that your custom components...

    I found the directory that your custom components are stored it - well, in XP at least.

    First, to explain, Flash has a folder called "First Run" in its program folder. It stores all of the...
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    You can send it to me: mdowney@macromedia.com ...

    You can send it to me:
    mdowney@macromedia.com

    Thanks,
    MD
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    Hmm... I just downloaded a Flash 5 file...

    Hmm... I just downloaded a Flash 5 file (http://www.flashkit.com/tutorials/Special_Effects/Continuo-Kirupa_C-649/index.php) from this forum and opened it in FLMX2004 just fine. So I think it would...
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    Here's a link to a random Flash 5 file found here...

    Here's a link to a random Flash 5 file found here at Flashkit if any of you want to test. It worked fine for me.

    http://www.flashkit.com/tutorials/Special_Effects/Continuo-Kirupa_C-649/index.php
  15. Well, though I agree that file I/O would be nice...

    Well, though I agree that file I/O would be nice to have, we need to think about what Flash is really for. It's not for creating "Applications" it's for creating "Web Applications" or, more...
  16. Uh, I'm not sure I understand your question. Are...

    Uh, I'm not sure I understand your question. Are you saying you want to dynamically load a PPT file into a SWF at run-time? Or do you want to know how to import PPT into Flash? The former can't be...
  17. Re: Does the new MX-2004 fix the roundtrip problems with fireworks

    Are you referring to roundtrip graphics editing between Fireworks and Dreamweaver or Fireworks and Flash?

    I assume you mean FW -> DW, since FW pop-up menus wouldn't work in Flash. If this is the...
  18. Classes aren't limited to components. Create...

    Classes aren't limited to components.

    Create your Class, save it, go to File > Publish Settings and click the "Flash" tab. Now click on "Settings" next to ActionScript 2.0. You can add the...
  19. Hi Senocular - Your sarcasm was pretty thick...

    Hi Senocular -

    Your sarcasm was pretty thick there, but I'm a pretty sarcastic guy myself so I won't take it personally.

    I think we may be misunderstanding each other a little. Let me see if I...
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    Poll: Oops, I accidentally submitted my post before I...

    Oops, I accidentally submitted my post before I was done writing it - that's why it was incomplete. D'oh!

    Hey, I'm with ya. I totally understand where everyone is coming from. I haven't worked...
  21. Yeah Chris, I agree with you. It seems...

    Yeah Chris, I agree with you. It seems inevitable that Macromedia will come up with some solution. However, as you can imagine, we are EXTREMELY cautious when it comes to security and the Flash...
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    Not true. There was an updater for Flash 4...

    Not true. There was an updater for Flash 4 (4.0a) and there was an updater (5.0a) for Flash 5. UltraDev 4 and Dreamweaver 4 had an updater, Dreamweaver MX had an updater (6.1). Freehand 11 had an...
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    Poll: Hi Ingale - Is there anything that I can address...

    Hi Ingale -
    Is there anything that I can address for you? I saw above that you mentioned three key concerns.
    1) No Normal Mode
    2) Scale and Rotate tool
    3) Symbol Undos

    For #1, you may have...
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    Hmmm... In Flash MX it stored copies of all...

    Hmmm... In Flash MX it stored copies of all components in the "Documents and Settings\Application Data\..." user prefs folder, but that doesn't seem to be the case any more. Did you delete the .SWC...
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    D'oh! I didn't notice that. Darn, I thought I...

    D'oh! I didn't notice that. Darn, I thought I had a solution for you. Oh well, at least I helped you with the line selection! :-)

    Nice work on the screenshot. That's pretty thorough (and...
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