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    It's referring to the variable "letters" which is...

    It's referring to the variable "letters" which is set and held withing the movie clip instance /words. It's just a way to access variables in a movie clip without requiring the use of Tell Target.
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  2. You can generate an HTML type link in Flash 5,...

    You can generate an HTML type link in Flash 5, but unfortunately, in 4 you have to set them up as buttons. You can streamline this process somewhat by placing your button inside a movie clip and...
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    I've had similar issues in the past. I believe...

    I've had similar issues in the past. I believe it has to do with the time it takes Flash to load the text file on your local (fast) and on your web server (depends on the server). One thing you can...
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    You can do this by creating an invisible button...

    You can do this by creating an invisible button and placing it on the stage where you want the key command to register, and then on the actions tab, deselect "on release" and select "on key command"...
  5. Thread: Big Problem

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    It sort of depends on what your issue is. As I...

    It sort of depends on what your issue is. As I see it, you have two issues:
    1) triggering the loading of the 20 movies without actually playing them (visibly), and
    2) knowing when they're loaded....
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    Yep, I'd say that's masking. They probably did...

    Yep, I'd say that's masking.

    They probably did it by making the two words "BON" and "JOVI" and breaking them apart (Modify > Break Apart). Then it would just be a matter of setting up the words...
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    It does sound like you need to put a preloader...

    It does sound like you need to put a preloader in. There's a tutorial for a Flash 4 preloader that might help:...
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    I'm not sure I fully understand the question, but...

    I'm not sure I fully understand the question, but if you're looking to swap backgrounds you could add another level:

    level0 : no artwork, blank movie that really just acts as an "anchor" (maybe it...
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    it's not just you, murray

    Netscape 6 has all kinds of Macromedia issues. If you go to http://www.macromedia.com/support/ and search "Netscape 6", you can read all about how very useless the two are together...to start you...
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    First -- Director 8 can use Flash 4 cast...

    First --

    Director 8 can use Flash 4 cast members, but not Flash 5 cast members. When you export your f5 .swfs, be sure to export them in 4 format. Also keep in mind all the things that don't...
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    Try File > Export Movie. Then select "Animated...

    Try File > Export Movie. Then select "Animated Gif" from the pulldown.

    I don't use this feature very often so I'm not sure how well it works, but it's worth a shot :)
  12. Thread: Hi everyone

    by katharine
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    From a search of FlashKit's links section...

    From a search of FlashKit's links section:
    http://www.flaxfx.com/
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    Here's another suggestion: check the hit space on...

    Here's another suggestion: check the hit space on your drop down menu items. Are they text based? If so, you might want to create a keyframe in the hit space that contains a solid rectangle. ...
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    I think it's more a matter of you moving the...

    I think it's more a matter of you moving the mouse so quickly that the buttons aren't "catching" the activity. One thing you can do to make it more likely that your buttons will catch faster mouse...
  15. It depends on whether you're using movie clips in...

    It depends on whether you're using movie clips in a movie, or whether you're using Load Movie to load movies into level 1, 2, etc.

    If you're only working with 1 swf, and using movie clips in that,...
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    congratulations, plus a shameless plug

    Sounds like you've been through quite an ordeal to get this working! I'm glad it all worked out in the end - congratulations!

    In case anyone cares, the tutorial is up:...
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    My sites are divided between Communitech (...

    My sites are divided between Communitech ( http://www.communitech.net ) and Tera-Byte ( http://www.tera-byte.com ).

    Of the two I'd recommend Tera-Byte. They have rapid response time on their...
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    From the Flash help files: So, put this in...

    From the Flash help files:



    So, put this in the main timeline:



    Set Property (Show focus rectangle) = false
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    Hi all, I'm trying to use Flash 5 to display...

    Hi all,

    I'm trying to use Flash 5 to display how old my web site is - in other words, take the start date (April 8, 1998) and display how old it is ("Floor 42 is x years, x months, x days old". ...
  20. It's really weird that your indications are...

    It's really weird that your indications are showing that check = ok rather than the other way around. I'm not sure why that's happening, but there were a few red flags I saw in your code:

    You're...
  21. it's the incredible shrinking movie clip!

    Hi,

    I did a movie recently where I set up the rotation that exact way. I was also simultaneously changing the x and y position based on where a user had dropped the object after a drag.

    I ran...
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    different window names?

    How about sending each link to a new window name? Might be slightly easier to do if you use the method described in another thread (http://board.flashkit.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=116650)
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    d'oh!

    Complete brain freeze, I spaced on Get Property for Alpha for a few mintues there.

    Either way though, if you have 10 or 80 clips, you're not going to want to check the property/variable/whatever...
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    I normally send form variables with Get URL - the...

    I normally send form variables with Get URL - the drawback being that it naturally wants to load another, well, URL (which I usually load into a hidden frame, or find other ways to work around, blah...
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    There are a few ways you could do this. You...

    There are a few ways you could do this. You could set a variable in each MC called, say "myAlpha", and whenever you change the alpha, set the variable accordingly. That way you could check what a...
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