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Subject: Re: FLASH: Why is my swf different from my fla?
From: unique
Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2000 03:23:41 GMT

At the exact moment of 2000., her/his local time, Brad Bechtel
<wellvisatmacromedia [dot] com> put forth:

>>>Please check out and DL "so" ... it is a 16k
>>>fla for which Play does not equal Test Movie!
>>>If you'll review frames 17 through 25, you'll see that I want a vertical
>>>"squish" only (Scale: h: 1.0%). But when I Test Movie or Publish, the symbol
>>>squishes horizontally too.
> The weirdness you're seeing is because you're using the _sans font which is a
> Flash internal font used for editable text. Change this to Arial or some
> other font that's actually present on your computer and it works as you'd
> expect and want it to work.
> As a general rule you should not use the _sans, _serif or _typewriter fonts
> for anything except editable text.

Thanks for the info!

Also thanks to Marc who was on the right trail. I found Brad's post before I had
time to go check ...

> I had to assume that the file was SO.FLA - please add an extension to your
> files if you're making them available to others. It avoids confusion,
> especially since the Macintosh File Type and Creator attributes are not stored
> on this server.

OK Brad, thanks for that advice too.

Ken Sherwood

*zenkat: the Flash trailer*


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