Looks like there are a few issues here. It would be a lot more helpful is you shared the PNG file with us as well.
1)Alpha Transaprency: Your best option with this issue is to switch to either PNG 8 or PNG 32. Make sure the area is sliced and the optimization is set to the format I mentioned. Make sure no matte color is chosen either.
2)The S1 prefix is a result of new options for naming multi-state slices. The solution is to use custom naming for this. Darrell Heath has outlined the steps needed in this thread: http://forums.adobe.com/message/2785219#2785219 I've also written a tutorial on CMX that covers the topic as well: http://www.communitymx.com/abstract.cfm?cid=9C63C
Thanks for your reply. I'm afraid I don't know how to get you access to the image file. There doesn't appear to be an option to attach a file.
upload it to a file sharing site or your own web space and send a link.
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One quick tip I make use of in the case of Transparent png is to save it as an Optimize setting and have direct access to it when I need it.
1. Window . Optimize
2. Instead of one of the default settings (JPG - Better Quality, for example) change the properties to what I have 'squared' in red. Then click the Panel properties icon, to the upper right (encircled in red).
3. From the context list choose 'Save Settings', give it a user friendly name - example PNG Transparent.
4. Then from here on out the PNG Transparent Preset option will be available along with the other prefabs.
That's a very handy tip. Thank you for that.
The original png file here http://www.conmolbry.com/image
My greatest problem is I can't seem to export to gif format in CS5.In the past I've been saving it to this format, because I thought pngs were not as widely accepted among different age of browsers. I just deleted all of the exported files in my image folder to try again starting from a clean slate. I went back into FW, modified the canvas color of the right column in the png file to transparent, selected the gif alpha transparency, then exported as before. The new files that showed up in the image folder were all jpeg! So despite what format I should be exporting as, exporting as gif format is not happening for some reason. It was a very simple, straightforward procedure with FW8 and I'd done this many times without a hitch.
I wasn't getting any response so took the image down. Judging by the loud silence I clearly baffled everyone with my issue (or explanation of it). I'll try to figure things out and perhaps learn something in the process.
You've had two pretty timely replies since you posted two days ago. Over a holiday weekend. Taking the image down won't allow anyone else to offer help (or those of us who took some time out for the holiday) to reply in more detail.
Understood, I wasn't expressing impatience. As I said, at this point I'm determined to figure it out on my own. Thank you.