What version of Actionscript is the file using?
The publish settings are set to AS 1 and Flash 8. the action
I'm trying to edit is an onClipEvent for "Globals". Does that help?
Try selecting various objects on the stage while the Actions window is open. Chances are the code is attched to an object rather than in the timeline. If you find it there, this expeience should help you to understand one reason why attaching code to objects is considered a bad practice.
Nope, couldn't find it.
It's weird, the Movie Explorer tells me what frame the instance of "Globals" is attached to but I can't seem to touch it with Actions - Frame, when I search that frame.
"Globals" seems to be a single Movie clip, as listed in the Library, with instances spread across individual Frames (that begin a Keyframe sequence). Each instance, as listed in the movie explorer, has its own "Actions for Globals" which contains an onClipEvent code snippet.
Each instance of Globals appears in the Actions Frame, clicking on which takes me to its frame, but no code shows up there.
Can the component Inspector help me somehow? It disappears when I try to open it and then click a component.
Otherwise, I need to send this thing to an expert to show me where to look. That done I can continue.
the Action frame would not let me see the code until the layer it was attached to was -unlocked-
No hints were present as to what frame it was located at or that anything about it was locked, so I had to strip search the entire project.
Not how i would have designed the UI of the Flash editor.