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Subject: Re: Hello / auto scaling
From: John Croteau
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 1998 16:33:32 GMT

Hi Matt and all.
Setting height and width to 100% will fill the available frame (window)
completely with Flash. However be careful, it may not do what you want.

There are 3 scale options All 3 are used at http://www.FlashCentral.com.

In Flash2 the canvas in the editor is not an exact representation of the
canvas as shown in the browser. Note, the viewable canvas varies from
browser to browser.

When using percent (such as 100%) Flash fills in the frame based on the
ratio of height to width. Since you cannot know what the exact ratio of
the available frame is, there will be differences in display. The ratio
of the available window varies according to the browser, which and how
many toolbars are open and how the user has set the whole browser
window. So there is not one size (or ratio) that you design for but
rather a range of ratios of the window where you will have a pleasing
and usable presentation.
The ratio of the canvas used in creating a Flash canvas can be very
important on how it will be displayed.

Also, using Showall (the default) Flash will fill the canvas 100% top to
bottom (or left to right) and will expand the canvas left and right (or
up and down).
Thus items staged off the canvas may be seen.
You should not stage items off canvas, but rather make them visible only
when needed. If you need an exact border to the canvas you should use a
screen on a layer above items you are bringing in from outside the
defined canvas.

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  Hello / auto scaling, matt

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