Flash library images not displaying on stage

Posted on 2009-04-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-06

I'm working with a Flash CS3 file that I created a while ago. I published the finished movie and that looks as it should.

However, when I go back to the most recent fla before I published the swf, some segments of keyframes and tweens on the timeline don't display on the stage. Even though the keyframes and tweens look fine in the timeline (ie no blank keyframes etc.) I can only see their symbol registration point on the stage. If you need a screenshot or the zip, I'd be happy to send it to you.

The symbols are blank. Is it that I need to re-import the images from the library? I would rather not have to do that.

There seems to be a workflow issue with Flash. I lose track of how many times I've hit undo and then I find that I've undone too much!  I wish there was a clearer or more structured way to go about problems like this.  

Why is this happening and how do I get the appropriate content to appear on the stage?

Import the images, again... right?

Any help is much appreciated.

Question by:imawake
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    Accepted Solution

    I had that weirdness happened a couple of times where basically some elements of the library item simply disappears or gets corrupted, and I had to reimport them...  I can't be 100% sure but something in the image file might have been the problem, because it does not happen if I save the image file again from the Photoshop and reimport it into the Flash...


    Author Closing Comment

    Yeah, it's so strange because I know I didn't delete the files from the library.

    Thanks for your help.

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