I need to point out right-away, I'm getting back into site design but more specifically brand-new to Adobe CS5 - and am teaching myself from scratch. I just took over a position for helping an organization with their web-site and assist making small mods/changes. I already know that I'm in a very complicated environment so please go easy on me.
The original site designers sent us the source which was created using Adobe Flash.
I'm to the point that I am able to make text changes, move items around the pages, etc...I have already made many changes on pages within the site and all works fine.
Here is my problem:
There is a SWF file that is called from 'index.html' that displays the embedded menu items and plays within the page the SWF movie. It plays the movie as soon as you land on the home-page. The movie files is called 'main.swf' - i.e. in your browser submitting 'www.mysite-x.com' will the SWF play and display just fine. That is when I use the original designers main.swf file.
If I modify the 'main.fla' file - the changes and mods appear just fine from the published "main.swf" that is created but with one caveat. When visiting the site for the first time will the flash movie NOT play. I end up having to click on the 'home' menu item within the page (as if to hit the browser's refresh button) and it starts and plays just fine then.
All the movie does is simply cycle through a handful of image.
Is there some parameter that I can set where when the page comes up for the first time, and will start playing the movie right away?
I can't seem to find where that parameter may be or am I looking in all the wrong places?
One last note on this - I hope this avoids any confusion. If I simply copy the "main.swf" file over to the web-server and call it directly (i.e. www.mysite.com/main.swf) it will not play the movie then either until I select/click on one of the menu items within that page and that link just happens to be called/named 'Home" - then the movie plays just fine.
Well, the first thing you will learn is that you are unfortunately in the wrong place to ask for help.
You may be looking at this and saying, But aren't I in the FlashHelp forum?
The answer is, of course, YES. But what you likely don't realize at the moment is that this forum is dedicated to supporting an output type from Adobe RoboHelp known as "FlashHelp".
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Best of luck to you in solving your issue! Rick
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