Q: How do I change the text in my template?
A: Simply select the text that you wish to change using the pointer tool and
double click on the text area in order to change the text. Here you can alter
the text size and font as well using the properties window (Ctrl+F3). We also highly recommend the find and replace function.
Q: I can't seem to find the content easily within the template to change it?
A: It is usually far easier to locate the content by opening the library window
(F11 or Window Library) and selecting each item until you find the content
needed, double click on the icon associated to the left and Flash will kindly
bring up the element for you to edit.
Q: How can I change the audio file for the templates?
A: Open the library (press f11)
- >Find the background sound file (the file name varies in different templates).
- >Delete the file (however be sure to write down the file name).
- >Import another audio file (e.g. MP3 file).
- >Rename the new file to the former one.
Q: How to change pictures in Flash?
A: Press Ctrl+L on your keyboard to open the Library dialog box. In the Library, select the bitmap you would like to change. Double-click the small icon next to the bitmap name. This will bring up the Bitmap Properties dialog box. Click the Import button and select your picture(*.jpg). Click OK to import the file.
Q: Can I link my Flash template to a database to display content?
A: Yes. Flash has a built in XML parser so that you can transfer data from your
Q: Can I change the background image of the templates I bought? How?
A: Yes. Please refer the following steps to change it:
1. Open the library (press f11).
2. Find the background graphic (the file name varies, depending on the
3. Double click that graphic file, in the timeline click each key frame and
replace the background picture to whatever you want (import another
Q: Is it possible to run a video clip in your templates?
A: Yes. You may import the video clip (.RM file, .AVI file, etc.) to a movie
clip and then you can drag it anywhere in the Flash MX.
Q: How to add a Skip Intro button?
A: First you should start by identifying the place on the Timeline that you wish to “goto” when a user presses the Skip Intro button. Then add a button somewhere on the stage. Then, select the new button and open the Actions panel. After that, add a gotoAndPlay() function call within the on(release) button event. Pass the frame number (or scene) you would like the movie to jump to. Alternatively, check out this URL: http://www.gmg.com.au/assets/tutorials/flash-mx-skip-intro/index.html
Q: How come I can’t edit some of the text in the templates even after I locate them?
A: Some of the layers are locked and therefore you need to unlock it but clicking on the “lock” button on the timeline of flash. See: unlock.jpg
Q: Can I display the template in full screen?
A: Yes. By adjusting the Publish setting, you can change the size of the movie to your
Q: How do I create a photo gallery in Flash?
A: This is a good one if you want to try it for yourself: http://www.kirupa.com/developer/mx/photogallery.htm