Flash Tabbed Menu XML thing!!!

Geo123
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Hi all

I have a tabbed menu in fireworks and it refuses to line up correctly on the page....can someone tell me what I am doing wrong please

http://www.intouchedinburgh.org.uk/frmMMHdr3.htm

Main problems are centering it and the trailing edge of the bar. I have muched about with it it never seems to be right

cheers

George
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Commented:
i dont see what is wrong exactly?.   can you explain it better.

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when you export your flash file, (html) file from flash, go to . file> Publish Settings> HTML Tab> and check around in there.  you may want to play with the HTML alignment.

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Well its too long its ment to be 600 by 65 say....and on the html I am saying 1100 just to get it looking semi right

When I tried 600 proper it was huge...didnt fit page
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you can check what you have built in flash if you export the menu bar as a swf file and then open it..it will appear exactly to the scale you authored it.

If it doesn't look right or is too large or there is a piece hanging off the end of the bar..then you have to correct this in Flash..any export with the HTML settings is merely embedding the swf file in a page..
also there is some trash being generated by whatever you are using to make your page..take out..you don't need it..

 <!-- URL's used in the movie-->
      <!-- text used in the movie-->
      !
the last exclamation point is actually showing in the top left corner of the  table the swf movie is in..when viewed in a browser..but this is not why you are having the size problems. Also your table dimensions do not match the movie dimensions..but again this is not where the problem lies.

if you feel you are totally stuck..you can send me your .fla file and I'll fix it..I have a public relations department:)
z@redpearl.co.nz

Z
 

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Z bear in mind this is using a XML file to load in the menu items...does this matter??

Will send you file

cheers

George
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I knew that when I saved an opened your .swf..just a blank menu bar with a roll-over function..so you still have the scale problem.


Z

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oops sorry will send xml file

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thanks for your help Z page looks great

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Hi George
nice clean design..and fast..but..
you still have that rouge exclamation mark  displaying..it's pushing the 'about' button out of alignmment.

in your top frame in the code for embedding the about button.....remove the ! shown below..

<p align="center">!<object classid=.....


Z



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