Every layer in Flash has three icons next to the name (on the right).
They are (from left to right): show/hide, lock/unlock, change preview to outlines.
If you click on the dot under the last icon (outline preview), all the elements that appear on the selected layer will display as outlines.
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You should probably expand the timeline so that you can see which frame you are in. If you are in a frame with no content, you will see nothing. Also, if the file only uses actionscript to create what it displays, the same will be true.
thanks that helps a lot
I kept clicking the rightmost icon on the layer line itself not the icon on the top, and then realizing that to see only 1 layer at a time had to hide all the others, and it seems you have to have the time line open enough to click/select one of those sections, anyway so now the real work can begin
any suggestions for tutorials on the action scripting? one layer, which in this case is a 7 item web form, pretty simple, has 500+ lines of script which seems to be a lot and so pretty complicated. it looks like jscript, or is it a flash script that is java like?
THANKS FOR THE HELP