View Full Version : Rebellious flash slideshow is viewing full screen
01-25-2005, 04:11 AM
This is probably a dumb question, but I am frustrated. You know that scene on the movie Office Space where they beat up the fax machine with a baseball bat. That is how I am feeling. Kill the computer...(even though it isn't the computer's fault.) Please help.
Go to http://www.nebraskasky.com/pages/kidsuse.swf. My other slideshows view normally at 768 by 417 pixels....the stinky thing is viewing full page and looking like pixellated poop. I'm grumpy. I also can't figure out how to make the index page and the gallery 2 page text line look in alignment on a macintosh. It looks great on a PC. I don't even want to show people my site yet because it looks unprofessional. Please help.
01-26-2005, 12:26 AM
Okay, here is the scoop. When I push f12, play it while I am actually in the flash file...it doesn't fill up my entire screen. (My moniter res is set larger than 800 by 600.) It shouldn't fill up the screen. If you notice my other slideshows....they don't fill up the screen when they play. But the children's slideshow does...the girl on the merry-go-round looks terrible...her skin is pixellated. This is not attractive if I am trying to get business...ick.
So I don't know what to do. When I check the settings while I am in flash...everything looks great. When I preview in flash, it looks great. When I look at it in Dreamweaver it looks fine. I checked all the settings I could think of, I even tried to set it up in a table and set the table to a set number of pixels. However, when I upload it to the server, then take a look....whammo....the slideshow is viewing larger than I intended. The children's skin looks jagged. Some box must be checked to increase it to 100% screen size, and I don't know where that box is, or if it exists. Help.
How is your project set up? Is each slideshow a different scene? How are the pictures being loaded? Are they in the main movie or being loaded from an external location? Are you using a fullscreen command anywhere? Without a better description of how things work it is hard to suggest a solution. A demo file would help. Other than that, check what is different in the slideshows that work correctly and the one that seems to oversize. If you cant find it, you could always just delete the oversized scene or however you have it created, replace is with one that works then change the content around to whatever you need.
01-28-2005, 06:03 AM
Thank you for your suggestions. I have already checked the settings in the slideshows that are working well compared to the one that isn't. I can't find anything different. I decided just to rebuild the slideshow using one of the slideshows that was working right, and importing different pictures. Then I put the swf file in a table/page that was working correctly and just renamed it. Four hours later...the slideshow still isn't working right. I thought for sure that would solve all my problems and I would finally be DONE..because the settings would be the same.
How did I build it? The slideshow is all one scene, in flash, with pictures imported into the library. Then the swf file is imported into a dreamweaver table. I would give you a demo, but I'm not sure how to do that. When I preview the slideshow in flash, it looks fine and non-pixellated. I've made new pages, tried using old ones, remodified working ones, I'm stumped...it is midnight, and I'm stumped. I've checked settings over, and over, and over. There must be a tidbit of info that I don't know.
It sounds like it might be a dreamweaver issue and not flash. Have you tried publishing the project and using the html pages that flash produces instead of importing the .swf into dreamweaver? If that html page views correctly, it is something with dreamweaver that is causing problems.
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