I am a newbie to Flash CS3. I purchased a book entitled
"Creating a Web Site with Flash CS3 Professional" by David Morris.
Working with this book, you can create a Flash CS3 website.
I'm able to follow along with the instructions O.K. I got to
a place in the book where I had to insert a number of layers, that
spanned 75 frames. "Playing" the timeline would cause letters to
move onto the stage one at a time and spell a word and do some
other things. About 7 layers were involved. I then "tested" the
movie it played fine. I saved and closed down the screen. The next
time I opened the flash file there were only 3 layers that spanned
twenty frames! If you click on the "play" in the Control menu,...
there is no annimation obviously because four of the layers are
missing. However, when i click on "test movie" in the Control menu,
the movie plays fine with the annimated letters doing what they are
supposed to do.
This actually happened twice while going through the chapters
in the book. At one point I had 4 layers and all of a sudden there
was only one layer (and the author's instruction in the very next
chapter indicated that there only would be one layer! What happened
to the other 3? I continued building the website until my latest
issue of loosing four of the seven layers I had.
Is there something about the Flash CS3 program that hides or
deletes layers from time to time... but will still play a movie? If
so, how do I get the missing layers to re-appear on the timeline?
Any help will be appreciated. I can't finish my sample
website project unless I can get at the missing layers.