5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 19, 2008 8:46 AM by Ben Minson

    Modify the about box in the flash-help

    Boggym Level 1
      Hi guys,
      Does anybody know if it is possible to remove the Flash animation from the bottom of the about box in the flash-help?
      I managed to work on the upper part of it, however the bottom part is kind of "hidden" in some java script, and I have no idea if one could eventually put some other information in that part, or it is so to say reserved for Adobe.
      Bogdan
        • 1. Re: Modify the about box in the flash-help
          Ben Minson Level 2
          Hey Bogdan,

          Someone asked about this recently, but between the two of us (with limited Flash knowledge), we couldn't find how that file is referenced and where it comes from. The about box .fla file has some explanatory text that says that bottom portion is reserved at runtime.

          Personally, my choice is Rick Stone's solution--he has an empty .swf available on his site that replaces the "powered by" button so that the whole thing goes away.

          --Ben
          • 2. Re: Modify the about box in the flash-help
            Boggym Level 1
            Hi Ben,
            Thank you again for your input.
            I checked the code of that page and it is full of Java script, which I do not quite understand,...yet.
            Otherwise, I managed to enter what I wanted, except the lower part.
            Where is that empty about box on Peter's site?
            Thank you again,
            Bogdan
            • 3. Modify the about box in the flash-help
              Ben Minson Level 2
              It's actually an empty "powered by" SWF, so it's not clickable, and so you never get the about box coming up.

              1. Go to this page and download the .zip of the file for RH X5 (it also works for 6 and 7).

              2. Unzip the folder and move the file to the place in your source files where your skin's SWFs are located. Rick's "powered by" SWF will overwrite the one that's there.

              3. Run and view your output. No more "powered by" button, so no more about box.

              If you want author/company information, you could put it in a footer in a topic template and apply it to your topics.
              • 4. Re: Modify the about box in the flash-help
                Boggym Level 1
                Thank you Ben,
                The idea is nice, however I was liking the about box, just without that footer, or with one where I want to enter what I want.
                I will check further on, to see if I find anything in the java script.
                Have a great one,
                Bogdan
                • 5. Re: Modify the about box in the flash-help
                  Ben Minson Level 2
                  I'm interested in whatever you find out, so please post back if you get any answers.