6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 6, 2013 7:50 AM by Stan Jones RSS

    Cannot adopt the orphan flash menu

    drjackie1 Community Member

      I have created a Main Menu,linked to a menu with Chapters and a Multipage Chapter menu, naming it Flash Menu. Everything is working fine, but I can't find the Orphan Flash Menu listed under the "Check Project" area. . There are no files in the Orphanage. Attached is the screen shot (about 1/4 of the image..  I think it's the one I labeled, but I cannot find any way of deleting it.  I have started over twice and hope I don't have to do it a third time.

      Thanks.

      Flowchart 3 4 13.JPG

       


        • 1. Re: Cannot adopt the orphan flash menu
          Stan Jones MVP

          Some orphans can be difficult to delete.

           

          But the link to it is odd; normally that makes it  NOT an orphan.

           

          I would look for 2 things. Select the timeline "Sequence July." What is the end action? Is it Flash Menu?

           

          Then in the timeline panel, select that timeline, and select chapter one. Make sure its end action (in the properties panel) is "not set."

          • 2. Re: Cannot adopt the orphan flash menu
            drjackie1 Community Member

            Hi, Stan,

              The end action of the Sequence July is Flash Menu.  I followed your direcion on the chapter one timeline.  Still showing Orphan Flash menu.  I see that the Flash Menu is set to First Play, not the Main menu.  My flowchart now looks like this:fllowchart 3-5-13.JPG

            • 3. Re: Cannot adopt the orphan flash menu
              Stan Jones MVP

              You should not have changed your first play. You do want that to be the main menu 1, right?

               

              When you say "extra Flash Menu," it is linked from the Getting Ready button from flash menu page ), right?

               

              Sorry, in my read of your first post, I saw "orphan" and "flash menu" and the flash menu off to the right and did not notice that flash menu is your multipage. The check project error you get is still very odd.

               

              Odd results occur sometimes when a first play menu has an end action of itself rather than "stop." (Your "main menu 1" is set to itself rather than stop.) But I think that has nothing to do with the orphan report.

               

              Often, phantom orphans result from adding something, then changing it, and Encore gets confused. But that generally is not the issue when you restart the project.

               

              Do you mean for the end action of the flash menu to be main menu 1? Does the flash menu time out and you want it to go back?

               

              I would look at the multipage menu in photoshop to see if something is amiss.

               

              But since all is okay except for the check project report, I might just see if it builds, burns, and works okay.

              • 4. Re: Cannot adopt the orphan flash menu
                drjackie1 Community Member

                Hi, I made my Main Menu First Play.  Here is the Flash Menu in Photoshop.  All the pages are stacked up. Still showing Flash Menu Orphan

                Flash Menu in PShop.JPG

                • 5. Re: Cannot adopt the orphan flash menu
                  drjackie1 Community Member

                  I went ahead and made a DVD, which doesn't work. Everything works on my computer when I open index.html.

                  Will work more today.

                  J.

                  • 6. Re: Cannot adopt the orphan flash menu
                    Stan Jones MVP

                    Worth a try. So a flash export works?

                     

                    Re the DVD not working, what doesn't work? Parts of the navigation? The DVD won't a play at all in a DVD player/TV?