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resizing flashpaper in director mx?

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I am creating a cd with director that open pdfs when buttons are clicked. I have imported the pdfs as flashpaper documents and loaded them as sprites, when put on the stage they appear correctly but are too small. When I try to resize a flashpaper document the actual document I want to view moves off to one side and I lose the flashpaper bars. Is there any way to make the flashpaper bigger without losing the document and flashpaper menu bars? Go easy with me I am new to this.

cheers and thanks
Richard
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by:Merete
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Hi Richard if you know the right question there is bundles of information available on the google search about MX

Resizing and scaling sprites
http://livedocs.macromedia.com/director/mx2004/release_update_en/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/wwhelp.htm?context=Director_MX_2004_Documentation&file=05_spr27.htm

Loading FlashPaper 2.0 documents into Flash
http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/1067/1/Loading-FlashPaper-2.0-documents-into-Flash

Use this page and type in the question
http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/search/index.cfm?loc=en_us&term=sprites

Hope it helps you though.
Otherwise there is this forum here at EE.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/WebDevSoftware/DreamWeaver/
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/WebDevSoftware/Flash/
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by:jinkosquat
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Hi Merete,
Thanks for the info, I have spent a lot of time going through the links you sent, thus the time it has taken to get back to you.
Alas it is not as easy as scaling the flashpaper sprite (wish it was).
Loading the flashpaper as a movie doesnt help either, my default size is 309 x 400, not the 500 x 400 that seems to be the normal flashpaper default size?
The forums have not yielded any fruitfull info as yet, but I will continue with them to see what turns up.
I have tried the adobe pdf viewer extra with no luck.....
I have only a little experience with lingo so much of the handler behaviours are a mystery to me.
I can get the files to open in acrobat reader but that negates the whole purpose of the CD.
I will soldier on. If you know of a coded example that I may look at that would be great.
cheers
Richard
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by:Merete
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From what I have read have you progressed a step too many
your probably way beyond my experience so i'll just try and helpfrom what details you have provided.
lol dont get excited as i am just guessing here
Loading FlashPaper 2.0 documents into Flash
http://www.adobe.com/support/documentation/en/flashpaper/2/flashpaper_api/flashpaper_api6.html
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by:jinkosquat
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Thanks merete,
I have written to media macros but the choose not to answer???
Not helpful in the least. I want to purchase flashpaper but if I cannot resize it it is useless to me.
Too ban impressario costs so much?

Any flashpaper experts out there?!?!?!?
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Merete earned 800 total points
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Try reposting your question here
Macromedia Director Video
http://www-new.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Software/Macromedia_Director_Video_Softwa/

I am using this new EE interface LOL and its really different to browse around, took me ages to find the  new EE site.

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