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I have just uploaded an edited flash template to my web space. When the web address is selected, the viewer is presented with the blank page only showing a link to the .swf file, which when selected opens up the web site as it should be. How the hell do I get it to load automatically? Help please. [email]dannythe-tickners.com[/email] The site which I need help with is [url]http://www.invictabs.co.uk[/url]...

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    Default Novice question

    I have just uploaded an edited flash template to my web space.
    When the web address is selected, the viewer is presented with the blank page only showing a link to the .swf file, which when selected opens up the web site as it should be.

    How the hell do I get it to load automatically?

    Help please.

    [email]dannythe-tickners.com[/email]


    The site which I need help with is

    [url]http://www.invictabs.co.uk[/url]


    Danny Tickner webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    OK Danny,
    It's all in your HTML, or in your case what's NOT in your HTML.

    You need to come up with proper html code to enable this function. Look at any Flash site and go to "view/ source " to view the HTML that was created to get the flash movie to play. If you are not familiar with HTML, I suggest looking up some tutorials to help you out.

    Right now your HTML is this:

    <title>Index of /</title>
    <h1>Index of /</h1>

    <ul><li> <a NAME="mainmovie.swf" HREF="mainmovie.swf">mainmovie.swf</a>
    </ul>

    which is basically nothing...

    so I suggest start with your HTML. Go and see how other sites do it. If you still have trouble, post a reply and I'll see if I can scrounge up the exact HTML that you need.


    ::BatteryLow::
    BatteryLow webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    Cheers, I have just looked up what you suggested and it seems to be the answer. Alas I am unfamiliar totally with HTML and wouldn't know how to get it where it needs to go. That said I did use an editor to publish previous pages but it done all that for me.

    Any advice would be great, while I tinker around. You see I was hoping for the easy 'do it all for you' answer when I published this first flash site.

    Bloody novices!

    Thanks

    Dan



    Danny Tickner webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    In Publish setting for your movie also check HTML; then publish your movie.
    The HTML will be written for you. Upload both the HTML file and the swf.

    John

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    Laiverd.COM Guest

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    John,

    Thanks for this.

    I am using a trial version of macromedia flash mx 2004 and had actually found this option by the slow self learning process, but i see no html file created anywhere to upload with the movie. perhaps i'm being real dim but I am pullin me hair out.

    Dan



    Danny Tickner webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    The html file should be in the same directory as the swf unless you set it
    to be stored in a different directory, which I suppose you did not.

    John

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    RESOURCES
    [url]http://groups.google.com/advanced_group_search?hl=en&as_ugroup=*flash[/url]
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
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    TUTORIALS
    Flash & PHP Emailform:
    [url]http://home.hccnet.nl/john.mulder/flash/tutorials/flash_php_mailform.zip[/url]
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    -----------------------------------------


    Laiverd.COM Guest

  7. #7

    Default Novice question

    I know that Flash MX can be used to convert bitmaps to vector graphics, but
    can these vector graphics then be exported to other programs like Photoshop?
    And can the same be done using Illustrator?
    BUB 209 Guest

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    Default Re: Novice question

    if you trace the bitmap in Flash, export to SWF and then import the SWF into
    the other program (if it supports import of SWF files), then yes.


    Jeckyl Guest

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