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How to Prevent the Browser from Zooming In on a Flash Object

By default, Flash objects do not automatically scale the same way images and text do when you use the browser zoom option to enlarge your text. To make this work, you just need to make a...

Why Flash-Based Programs Can't Run on Mobile Phones

Many consumers are concerned and can even be frustrated by the fact that their mobile phones don’t support the industry standard Flash, a long-standing and highly useful format that web...

Why Does My Drop-Down Menu Display Behind My Flash Object?

If you have a Flash object on the same page as a CSS menu, you may notice that the menu drops down behind the Flash object. This happens because of the way Flash works — essentially,...

Adding New Users

To create a new user profile, simply click the New User button under the Users tab . This area also allows you to delete users and import user profiles from a .txt file. You can also set the...

I Inserted Several Pictures in My FireStarter Movie — Why Can I Only See One Picture?

This is has to do with the layers of a movie. By default, only the top layer is displayed, hiding the pictures behind it. You will need to use blank frames to hide the image on top and display...

Using the Grid to Position Your Objects in Firestarter

If you find it difficult to align your images and text in Firestarter, there is a grid option that will help you with this task. The grid menu is found in the upper right hand corner of the...

How Do I Install Photo Gallery Icons?

The following step-by-step instructions will show you how to install icons for use in CoffeeCup Photo Gallery. Note : When moving the Buttons folder into the images directory, be sure that...

Start Creating Your Movie with Firestarter

The first time you start Firestarter, a quickstart wizard will load, allowing you to create your first movie. If you ever wish to load the quickstart wizard when Firestarter is running, click...

Adding a Firestarter Animation to a Webpage

The first step in publishing an animation created using Firestarter is setting up a webpage for the movie to play on. You can either create a new webpage or add the code to an existing webpage. If...

Deselecting All Objects

When editing your movie, you may come to a point where you want to change the movie setting, such as movie transparency, movie length, etc. However, when editing your movie, the only properties...

Adding Flash Elements to Shopping Cart Creator

Follow these step-by-step instructions to add a Flash element created with one of our Flash programs (Web Form Builder, Web Calendar, Web Video Player, etc.) to a product description or custom...

Forcing Logins Through the Password Wizard Page

Please Note: This workaround will not function if your website was created with Visual Site Designer. To make sure no one goes directly to the protected page instead of through the login...

Adding Sound

There are two options for inserting sounds in an animation created using Flash™ Firestarter: track or sound clip. In either case, you must make sure the sound file is in WAV or MP3 format,...

How to Add a Flash Element Created With a CoffeeCup Flash Program to an HTML Editor Page.

Follow these step-by-step instructions to add a Flash element created in one of CoffeeCup Software's Flash applications ( Photo Gallery , Web Video Player , Web JukeBox , etc.) to a page...

My Sound is Too Slow/Fast and/or Distorted!

This problem occurs because the sound file you are using was not recorded with the quality needed for Firestarter. The sound file must be recorded at a sampling rate of 16-bit 44.1KHz (also...

I Get an Error When I Try to Install Firestarter.

Try downloading the installation file again. If you get a message asking if you would like to overwrite the previous one, click Yes . Before you begin the installation process, make sure you...

What are the Limitations of the Trial Version of Web Calendar?

The trial version of Web Calendar has the same functionality as the registered version, but it expires after 21 days. In addition, a small link stating that the calendar was created with...

How Does the Convert Animated GIF to Flash work?

This will convert the animated GIF of your choice to the Flash format SWF. This SWF file can be used in a webpage just like any other SWF file. You can press the "View HTML"...

Adding Images

To insert an image into a Firestarter animation, click the Add New Image button . This opens a window allowing you to browse your computer for the image you want to insert. After inserting the...

How Do I Make an Animation Where Images Fade Into Each Other?

The following step-by-step instructions will show you how to create a Firestarter animation featuring three images that fade into each other. When you create your own animation, you can add...

Adding Actions Links

Action links allow a user to interact with your movie. To add an action link, first click the Add Hot Spot button in the Toolbar . This will insert a "hot spot" in the upper left-hand corner...

What is an Action?

Using Action frames is the first step to adding user interaction. By clicking on the button, you will be prompted what type of action you want to insert. A play movie action will play the movie...

Converting Animated GIFs to Flash™

Firestarter has the capability of converting animated GIF files into Flash™ files, mainly to reduce their file size. Once the file has been converted to a SWF file, you will not be able to...

I Have a Registered Version, but the Yellow Trial Banner is Still present. How Do I Download My Registered Software?

You will first need to uninstall any trial versions of the programs you are running prior to installing your registered software. Once you have uninstalled you will need to restart your system....

How to Make a Transparent Background.

To make your movies transparent, simply paste this code in between the HTML Object tags. &ltparam NAME="wmode" Value="transparent";> The transparency...

Adding Text

To insert text in Flash™ Firestarter, simply click the Add New Text button . After the text is inserted, you can edit the text using the Text field under the Object Properties tab . You...

Can I Transfer .swf Files Made in Firestarter Into Programs Like Flash Studio?

No, you will not be able to transfer files from Firestarter into another Flash tool, or vice versa. Firestarter can only edit .fire files created in Firestarter.

What is Flash?

What is Flash? A little history lesson. What can Flash do? How can I make Flash work for me? Starting out. Where do I start with...

Creating Special Effects

Special effects are the heart and soul of any flash movie. Firestarter comes with many different effects, for both text and images. To apply one of these effects first select the image you...

How Do Layers Work?

Without layers, you would only be able to display one image at one spot in the movie. However, using layers, you can have images that overlap, or pass in front of each other. There are three...