View Full Version : Complete Newb to Flash want loading and/or progress bar

10-19-2006, 06:06 AM
Hi All

I am the first to admit I have no knowledge whatsoever about Flash BUT I have a basic knowledge of html and javascript (very basic).

I am trying to edit an existing site that calls up a small flash movie window.

On slower connections this window appears to hang while it is loading the movie.

Is it possible to have a "Loading" caption come on the screen or better still a progress bar?

I have no specific tools for flash so if it requires one to work it won't be possible with my current finances.

Thanks in advance

10-19-2006, 06:24 AM

10-19-2006, 02:13 PM
Thanks for the fast response.

Unfortunately, my reading of the tutorial page you referred me to seems to assume that I have some kind of flash programming tool, which, as I have already mentioned I do not.

If I have misunderstood the tutorial please explain.

10-21-2006, 09:42 AM
Can you download? Adobe has a trial version of Flash 8 in which you can download and use to edit your file to include a preloader :)

<edit> forgot the link, sorry:


scroll down till you see Macromedia Flash Professional 8 and click "try" sign up as a member (free) and download the trial version.