View Full Version : Discrepancy in Flash / Dreamweaver

07-22-2005, 11:13 PM
I have a .fla file into which i have placed named anchors to facilitate back/forward button usability.
all works fine if i preview the document using F12 within Flash. It appears in the browser as planned and all is dandy. BUT

when i transfer everything over to DW, and then preview the same file, the back / forward buttons dont work !

why not ? is this a DW or a Flash thing or neither ? very confused....

07-23-2005, 05:14 AM
Have you posted .fla file or .swf files? you must post .swf file in dreamweaver.

07-23-2005, 05:46 PM
yes, i placed a .swf file in there...still trying today but no luck yet.

07-23-2005, 06:23 PM
Some video's in quicktime (you must have qt) from Macromedia which will help you intergrate your Flash to Dreamweaver.

http://www.macromedia.com/software/flash/r...tion/tutorials/ ('http://www.macromedia.com/software/flash/resources/integration/tutorials/')


07-23-2005, 06:32 PM
Sorry my link is a broken link, shame on Macromedia!

domedia we could use an edit button!


07-23-2005, 06:35 PM
Try this link its got good explanations about what may be happening in Dreamweaver.

http://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/knowledg...cfm?id=tn_16237 ('http://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=tn_16237')


07-24-2005, 12:12 AM
Thanks for the reply.
The article is 3 years old so is it still relevant ? i tried exporting my Flash document in Flash 6 but to no avail.
Im going to try it in Flash 5 now snad see what happens.

still searching for the answer....im a bit surprised that i havent read much about this problem for other people, am i doing something really stupid ???

07-24-2005, 01:53 PM
Try if you hav'nt already. open DW go to red 'F' for Flash, this should open your 'defined site' folder choose your file. I can't take you further than that as I have only a swi not a swf.

You may have already tried this if so ignore.


07-24-2005, 02:33 PM
Thanks again Kate
Yah i tried that, i tried this, i tried that over there too...im starting to run out of options.
ofcourse, assuming i could get my .swf file through DW to function as it does through Flash, it still wouldnt completely solve the back button issue, as i wouldnt really have Back button function, just the ability to take the user to the last named anchor.

i know this isnt the place, but any good tutorials out there for Flash that explain how to code so as to enable complete Back/Forward browser button usability ?

thanks for your time