4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 27, 2008 9:21 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Can't get dreamweaver to open swf files.

    Starstruck13
      Hello,
      I am new to dreamweaver and I am having a major problem in trying to edit an existing website. My website was done with flash files swf. and when in the local directory I click on the file I get an error message "Can't find a valid editor for this file". What am doing wrong? Please help.
      Thanks
      Nixon
        • 1. Re: Can't get dreamweaver to open swf files.
          Level 7
          DW doesn't open Flash files. Flash does.

          DW can place a swf on an HTML page, but it does not have the capability to
          edit one.

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          "Starstruck13" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:g6hh2e$i4p$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          > Hello,
          > I am new to dreamweaver and I am having a major problem in trying to edit
          > an
          > existing website. My website was done with flash files swf. and when in
          > the
          > local directory I click on the file I get an error message "Can't find a
          > valid
          > editor for this file". What am doing wrong? Please help.
          > Thanks
          > Nixon
          >

          • 2. Re: Can't get dreamweaver to open swf files.
            Starstruck13 Level 1
            Murray,
            Thanks for the response. Now understand why I couldn't edit the file. So what and how do I edit a file that was done in flash? DW directs me to my browser list for the flash component. I am certain I have flash but not sure of which to select. Also, once the flash file is open in code, I don't see the text I would like to edit just the codes. What links do I need and or missing?
            Thanks
            Nixon
            • 3. Re: Can't get dreamweaver to open swf files.
              Level 7
              > So what and how do I edit a file that was done in flash?

              You would have to have two things -

              1. The parent *.FLA file that was used to create your *.swf file
              2. Flash (the application, not the reader plugin)

              I'm afraid you are holding a very short stick. All Flash websites are not
              the way to go unless you are Nike or Victoria's Secret.

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              Murray --- ICQ 71997575
              Adobe Community Expert
              (If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!)
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              "Starstruck13" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
              news:g6hra1$s0t$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              > Murray,
              > Thanks for the response. Now understand why I couldn't edit the file. So
              > what
              > and how do I edit a file that was done in flash? DW directs me to my
              > browser
              > list for the flash component. I am certain I have flash but not sure of
              > which
              > to select. Also, once the flash file is open in code, I don't see the
              > text I
              > would like to edit just the codes. What links do I need and or missing?
              > Thanks
              > Nixon
              >

              • 4. Re: Can't get dreamweaver to open swf files.
                Level 7


                > Also, once the flash file is open in code,

                dreamweaver will NOT open a .swf file to edit it.
                There is no way to view a .swf file in "code"

                Find the .FLA original source file and open THAT file in FLASH.

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                Alan
                Adobe Community Expert, dreamweaver

                http://www.adobe.com/communities/experts/