Help! I am using Flash in the Studio Mx Professional suite
and I cant open a .fla file. It tells me that its in an 'unknown
But the file does open when I used my school's Flash 8
program. Please tell me they didnt design the Series 8 programs so
they werent backwards compatible with the Mx series!!! Im so
agitated right now...sorry. So if there is a hotfix or any easy
solution that wont make me scream, please post!
You seem to be describing "forwards compatibility" rather
backwards--not many applications do that... Flashmx (version
6) cannot open
fla files saved from flash 8.
Fwiw flash can "downsave" fla files one version back--flash8
2004 (7), flashmx2004 > flashmx. -Tom Unger
scream -- you can't open it.
You need to go back to the Flash 8 and "save as" in the lower
And if you think about it, isn't it logical? Flash 8 can do
many things Flash MX 2004 can't. How should the older program
understand the newer features?
Thanks for quick replies! That solved my problem too. I didnt
know about that 'save as' feature because I couldn't open the file
on the studio MX I have at home. I opened it on the school's Studio
8 and saved it, *bingo*! I really appreciate it.