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Chapter 8. OTHER MEMBER TYPES > TROUBLESHOOTING OTHER MEMBER TYPES

TROUBLESHOOTING OTHER MEMBER TYPES

  • Because the vertical size of pushbuttons is determined by the type, size, and amount of text in them, the size can differ from platform to platform. Be sure to test these, or use more advanced types of buttons, such as the ones described in Chapter 15.

  • Both radio buttons and check boxes also have text associated with them. Not only can the size of the text differ across platforms, but the text usually doesn't line up with the check box or radio button graphic. Use more advanced radio buttons, such as the ones in Chapter 15, for more precise results.

  • Custom cursors that refer to members that are not 1-bit do not work. This is the first thing to check when you are having problems. Also, animated cursors need to use 8-bit members. You need to create members of these bit depths to use them as cursors, or convert them by choosing Modify, Transform Bitmap.

  • With Shockwave versions 7 and 8, as of this writing, the Animated GIF Xtra, which is required to have animated GIFs in your movies, is not included with Shockwave. This means that many Shockwave users on the Web won't be able to see your animated GIFs in your Director movies. In fact, they might be hit with an error message. An alternative is to save your original animation as bitmaps that you can easily animate in Director, thus avoiding animated GIFs altogether.

  • Check box and radio button members actually change when you click them while the movie is running. Be sure you reset them to their starting values before you save the movie.


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