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How do import swf's from sites like Flashden.net into my existing FLA

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I downloaded a text scroller from flashden.net.  It gives me a swf file with some supporting files and folders (also gives me a fla of it).  I put all that stuff in the same folder as my fla project.  The instructions say I can just drag it onto my fla and it'll work, but I can't figure out how to do it.  I don't know what it wants me to drag onto it.  I've tried using actionscript (3.0) to load the swf, like I've done before, but nothing shows up.  Anyone know how to make it work by dragging it in.  Sounds so simple if I could figure out what they're talking about.  Thanks
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Are you able to post the files - your project and the scroller ? It would be easier to advise you if I were able to see the files. (You will need to rename the file extension .fla to something like .jpg as EE doesn't allow uploads of all filetypes)
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This is the file I have.  http://flashden.net/item/xml-text-scroller-with-blur-effect/28181

I don't think I can post up my project unfortunately, it's for a client and it's not public yet.  If there's any tips you can give for me to try, I would greatly appreciate it.  Thanks
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It's really hard to give generic advice when there are *so* many ways that the programmer may have coded the file. In the absence of seeing it, my hope would be that the author created a single movieclip on the stage of his .fla file. If he (or she) did, click that symbol, then 'Edit, Copy', then switch to your movie, go to the place in the file you want it to appear and click 'Edit, paste'. Hope that helps.
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That might do it.  I'll try.  Thanks
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Ok I still can't figure it out.  I don't see any  symbols in the library really.  Here's the fla, I renamed it to jpg.  Please help.  Thanks

In the files, there's also a swf, which plays fine in flash player.  I tried to create a new movieclip symbol on my timeline and then import to stage the swf file.  Nothing shows up in the library or on the stage though.  I've also tried using a loadmovie as3 code or something to load in the swf like I've done in the past with other things, still no luck though.
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