I'm not sure what I've done - symbols, graphics, text are visible in swf but not on stage in workspace or in library. I wonder if I've accidentally reset something. I was trying to import an .ai graphic into a flash cs4 file when this first happened - the graphic was not visible in the workspace but could be seen in swf. Now I can't see anything in any flash file I open even ones that have been fine previously. Just blank workspace and blank library window when select symbols in library. If I try to draw something, or insert text, it disappears as soon as I switch to selection tool but is visible if I look at the swf (control enter). Please help - much appreciated!
The project window is just a white blank square in the developer workspace too.
Maybe the ai graphis is very heavy and the memory don't support show all the graphics.
Copy your file, then change the extention from fla to zip, the open the file, delete the graphic and finally return to the original fla extention
Thanks for the advice. But what I didn't make clear was that I can't use Flash at all now because nothing is visible in ANY file I open. The symbol names can be seen in the library but there is no image in the library window and no image visible if I open a symbol from the library. This is true in every single flash file I have. This has all happened since I tried to open the .ai file which had CMYK elements so I thought this was why that graphic was not visible. The problem is that now nothing is visible in ANY .fla file, even ones that worked fine a few days ago. Also projects are not visible in the project window which is just a white blank. If I open a new file and type text in, it is only visible as long as the text tool is selected. If I deselect the text tool, the text disappears. If I draw a rectangle, it is only visible while the rectangle tool is selected. If I deselect the rectangle tool the rectangle I have drawn disappears. However, both text and rectangle are visible in the swf. I thought maybe I had accidentally changed some setting. I have tried pressing Ctrl Alt Shift while opening flash to reset defaults but this didn't make a difference.
I get a whole load of error messages in the output panel including:
ReferenceError Error #1065 variable flashFireBug is not defined.
I see from other posts that others are having this problem and removing this addon was the answer. I have removed it via firefox tools menu but the problem is still there. I will continue investigating....
I have sorted it. For anyone else with the same issue, here's how: