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    This has got to be the most frustrating (other than working on a PC)thing I have come across since working in Flash. I've just purchased a copy of Flash 5/Freehand 9 for my new PC (had to het one for work), and I can't get Flash to show me the outlines of ANY object I draw. Example: When draging the rectangle tool over the stage my mac shows me a preview of the object so I can get the right shape before I let go of the mouse button, but this bastard PC version only gives me the snap-to circle and thats it! Even when I drag symbols across the stage the symbol disappears and only the mouse remains, then I drag the symbol (or object) to the desired spot, let go of the mouse and voila its back! This is starting to drive me insane, any ideas on how to fix this?

    BTW the equipment I'm using on the PC is as follows:
    1)AMD 700 Athlon Thunderbird
    2)256 PC 100
    3)20GB 7200 RPM HDD
    4)15" monitor running 800x600x32 (I know its the only weak link)

    And ideas or help would be greatly appreciated!

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    do you not get the outline of the object?
    thats what happens on my trusty PC
    any shape tool gives you an outline when drawing, and the same when moving an object.

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    Originally posted by sonwah
    do you not get the outline of the object?
    thats what happens on my trusty PC
    any shape tool gives you an outline when drawing, and the same when moving an object.
    No I don't get the outline when drawing or moving and object, thats my problem in a nutshell...

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    wow thats wierd,
    I never had to adjust a setting to get this, it was just the default.
    Try sending an email to macromedia tech support
    (if they're not on Christmas holidays)
    that would drive me nuts too (more than working on a PC)

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    Originally posted by sonwah
    wow thats wierd,
    I never had to adjust a setting to get this, it was just the default.
    Tell me about it! I thought at first it was some wierd setting PC folks like, but I can't get anything done quickly without seeing the shape outlines and I've tried every setting I can find to fix it. Odd... I've tried an e-mail to MM but my guess is that they have the holidays off (and why shouldn't they? They make some of the best products in the world!). I appreciate the help sonwah.

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