You might have mistakenly set it to behave as a Graphic
instead of MovieClip in the Properties panel, in which case it
would only play as many frames as it had in the timeline. I would
check that first.
I have student flash as part of CS3. I created a flash file
and made a short movie. I saved it and opened it, made changes on
the sound and timeline and added sound. I made a movie over time
like this. It was going good.
Now I go to open it up. And instead of appearing in the
timeline and stage, it just opens in a popup and plays like a
It won't let me open it up on the stage to alter, and I don't
need another preview. I want to open the thing and change it.
Thanks for the fast response. I appreciate it, Meishak.
I remember saving everything. I have the file. I go to File
>> Open >> I select the file I want>> Target file
DOES OPEN... but only in preview. I popup opens up and plays the
movie. But I cannot, to the best of my understanding (student
newbie advert. major) open it to where I can edit timeline and
stage and whatnot. I used to be able to. It is saved. It does open.
But just not to be altered... is the best way I could describe it.
I am assuming that maybe there is some type of "open as..." setting
somewhere and it just have it on "always open as preview."
I don't know... I have googled every troubleshot wordphase
under the sun and nothing. Any thoughts?
82shogun - meishak is correct - you're opening the SWF file
not the FLA file - search your system the file should have a 'red'
icon - not a white or gray one. also you should not 'highjack'
someone else's thread and instead start one of your own, your topic
is unrelated to the OP's topic (just for future reference ;)
I H8 UM - you are missing some files on your server - either
the images themselves that are contained within an external folder
within the same directory that the SWF file is in on your computer
- or FLV or another SWF. are you using a template here? regardless,
the directory structures need to be the same in order to import
external files, which it sounds like is the case here.