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Subject: Re: FLASH: Deleting unused items from the Library?
From: Laura Mollett
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 20:58:53 GMT

> 2) WHY aren't my unused items showing up as unused? Bug? By design? Is
> there a way to force them?
> A: They are used if they didn't show up when you did a check. Something in
> your library is in need of the graphic.

I've had symbols that I absolutely know for a fact aren't used anywhere in
the file still fail to show on that check. Sometimes I've just imported them
and not placed them anywhere except the spot where I just deleted it from -
no way is it anywhere else in the file! I dunno why, and it may be platform
specific (I'm on a mac, using Flash 4) but Michael Krisner on the Flashpro
list says he's had the problem on both platforms.

> Also, if you copy over a graphic with one name, into another movie which has
> a graphic with the same name, and the graphic was different, you will have
> problems if you wanted 2 different looking graphics.

It will (in Flash 4 anyway) actually give you two items with the same
name... you can then rename one if you like. It's weird but doesn't actually
DO anything if you don't.

> I always keep different versions on backup in case I accidently delete
> something I needed.

Flash on the mac is unstable enough (memory hog enough) that I back-up
constantly anyways - certainly back up all the time, in my opinion :)


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