Flash editing help
Questions and answers
Q: Can I use different languages in your flash templates?
A: Yes but you can check this page for further details: http://www.macromedia.com/support/flash/languages/flashlocalization/
Q: How can I create dynamic text box in Flash?
A: This is a good tutorial that illustrates the method: http://www.visualxtreme.com/flash_tut1.html
Q: Can I link my Flash template to a database to display content?
A: Yes. Flash has a built in XML parser so that you can transfer data from your database.
Q: Is it possible to run a video clip in your templates?
A: Yes. You may import the video clip (.RM file, .AVI file, etc.) to a movie
clip and then you can drag it anywhere in the Flash file. (Note: Video streaming is not supported by Flash MX or older versions.)
Q: How to add a Skip Intro button?
A: First you should start by identifying the place on the Timeline that you wish to “goto” when a user presses the Skip Intro button. Then add a button somewhere on the stage. Then, select the new button and open the Actions panel. After that, add a gotoAndPlay() function call within the on(release) button event. Pass the frame number (or scene) you would like the movie to jump to. Alternatively, check out this URL: http://www.gmg.com.au/assets/tutorials/flash-mx-skip-intro/index.html
Q: How come I can’t edit some of the text in the templates even after I locate them?
A: Some of the layers are locked and therefore you need to unlock them by clicking on the “lock” button on the timeline of flash.
Q: Can I display the template in full screen?
A: Yes. By adjusting the Publish setting, you can change the size of the movie to your
Q: How do I create a photo gallery in Flash?
A: This is a good one if you want to try it for yourself: http://www.kirupa.com/developer/mx/photogallery.htm
Q: I want to use specials characters such as é è à in Flash, what do I need to know?
A: This may help: http://www.macromedia.com/support/flash/ts/documents/url_encoding.htm
Other useful flash editing sites
W3Schools, Introduction to Flash
About.com - Flash Animation Tutorials: Step-by-Step Lessons