made sure the publish settings also are set to export in frame 1.
that's enough to ensure everything exported for actionscript will export in frame no matter what you checked in the library panel. to remedy, change the publish settings to export in a frame other than 1 AND make sure all library items do not have export in frame 1 checked.
Thank you for replying, I changed the export frame to 2 since my movie only has 2 frames, but the first frame is still larger than the second. It does seem to have made both frames 1 & 2 slightly smaller in size than in the beginning though... it's as if it's dispersed itself among the two frames more evenly.
I appreciate the suggestion, thanks.
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if you set all classes to export in frame 2 and unchecked export in frame 1 for all exported library assets the only things flash will load in frame 1 will be the assets in frame 1 (which could include a font) if you have a textfield in frame 1 with an embedded font.
I appreciate you trying to help, but unfortunately nothing is working at this point. To be honest - I have basic flash knowledge from one semester of a class where I obviously didn't learn much about preloaders and the only thing I can think to do is start over on the page I was working on since the preloader works in some of the other pages I made for the website. I don't really understand the concept of the exports, I was just following directions, I thought when I placed things on a frame of the timeline that it was just, well, there. To live happily ever after. So until I gain some more knowledge about Flash programs or move on to another type of design medium that I can understand, I guess I just have to live with not having things work smoothly.
Thank you for trying to help.