Is the gradient background in the html? If you create a swf with a gradient background then addChild(another.swf) it won't reproduce the background of the child swf.
The gradient background is in the HTML.
I'm not exactly sure what you mean by the addChild, but I can safely say that I've only made one .swf. I did import a full size image of the the gradient that I'm using and with some fiddling, I can get the images close to being seemless. But the image is 870 by 580, so I'm adding significantly to the file size.
I'm at a loss as to why there isn't a 'transparent' option. I'm finding the necissity of solid colors to something of an obstacle.
Hopefully, I can figure out the same solution that everyone else is using.
Thanks for the reply
We got it
I'm not really sure what I was doing wrong, but using the properties panel in Dreamweaver got me the results that I need. The code looks identical to me, but that's ok because it's working now and that's all that matters.
Adobe provides a walk-through here.