Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:13 am
Post subject: How to customize control panel?
first of all, I'd like to congratulate you on your awesome product. After having a nice conversation with your very outstanding support about a few problems we decided to buy FlashSpringUltra (and we tried many ppt->swf converters, hehe)
And now my question: I've tried to customize the control panel so that I have a look that fits the corporate design of any presentation that I create.
I took one of the examples (navigationpanel) and edited the bitmaps. I didn't touch anything of the as or the mc's in flash (maybe I should? :D ) so that I don't destroy anything.
After editing the .fla I generated a .swf (for flashplayer 7 and AS 2) and put it into the folder to the other designs. After that I've added a new entry in the .xml document so that I can easily choose the new control panel.
Now here's the problem: After choosing the new panel and publishing the .ppt the panel doesn't appear, in fact, nothing appears. The whole presentation is missing and I just get a black screen.
Apperently I've done something wrong with the .swf file. Actually, I don't even know if this is the correct way to create an own control panel.
But what did I do wrong and how can I fix it? Or is there already anything like a faq or "how to" planned for "how to make your own control panel" ? (didn't find anything yet)
Edit: Oh, as I've recently noticed, the new entry that I put into the .xml isn't shown. So I simply renamed the new .swf and replaced the old navigation panel with the new one... has the same effect. :(
So, another question: How can I add a new design for the control panels in the "skin-box" ?