by "first page", do you mean the first frame of your swf?
I was actually using the term pretty loosely. I'm building a Gaia site which works by loading an Index page, then a Nav (navigation) page on top of that, and then lets you load and unload pages as necessary on top of those.
Since the Nav page never gets unloaded it's a good place to park certain content. So it's actually my Nav page that's gotten too bloated. And the coding is handled through a separate Nav.as file (so it's not the first frame of my nav.swf, it's all the varied movie clips I had to incorporate into my Nav.fla
I'm just looking for a way to identify which MovieClips & sound files (only have a couple of short ones) and other assets are taking up the most memory so I can see if I can cut those down.
Also, do unused symbols use up memory or is it only the assets you actually end up adding that count toward file size?
click file/publish settings/flash and tick generate size report. publish. you'll get a debug report in your publish-directory that you can check.
Thanks kglad - that was exactly what I was looking for.
I have a fairly complex page with numerous items on it, but the log revealed one embedded video file (which I'd originally created in After Effects and brought in as an XFL file) which took up roughly 80% of the overall file size. I'll either swap that out for a simpler movie clip or load the video in the background as it's not needed right at the start. Either solution will be a marked improvement, so much thanks for helping me isolate the problem.