I'm a brand-new Flash user who has just installed Flash CS3.
I've done a couple of tutorials and today bought a copy of "Flash
CS3 Professional Visual Quickstart Guide."
I've gotten into a situation that neither this book nor the
online help seems to address:
In my Control menu, all of the items related to playing the
movie (except Test Movie and Test Scene) are disabled. I cannot
Play, Rewind, Go to End, or Step Forward or Backward One Frame. The
period and comma keys don't do anything. Also, the buttons on the
Controller toolbar are all disabled, and I cannot move the Playhead
manually. It's "stuck" in Frame 1.
I closed Flash and then re-opened this .fla file. The result
is the same--the playback controls are still disabled.
(BTW, Control > Test Movie works, and my movie plays as
expected. But I want to inspect things in a specific frame.)
I'd appreciate advice on how I managed to get into this
situation, and what to do to remedy the problem.