Amanda, There are two questions here with different answers: 1) To use the publish feature and have an alternate GIF available for those without a detectable flash player, you need to choose the flash, html, and GIF or JPG checkboxes (as you did) and then click on the html tab at the top of the publish settings and choose a "template" other than the default. The templates labeled "Ad..." all support this feature, and more about the specifics of each "Ad" template can be found by clicking on the "info" button after selecting it. For example, if you selected "Ad Any Banner" this will create the necessary code to detect Flash 3, 4, or 5. If the code finds the plug-in, your flash piece will be shown, otherwise your substitute GIF will be shown. Keep in mind that you will not see your substituted GIF or JPG unless you are viewing your published html page with a browser that does not have the flash plug-in. 2) I think the easiest method for grabbing a GIF or JPG of a specific frame is to go to that frame in Flash and then choose "file/export image", be sure to choose "Full Document Size" from the "Include" pulldown (this is a choice during export) so that your image is the same size as your Flash movie. The next step is to substitute the exported image in your detection code, you can do this by simply overwriting the auto-exported image that was a product of the Publishing feature (use the exact same file name), or you can alter the references to the image in the code (the code should probably have two references to the image). Hope this helps, Nathan Steiner www.web-graphics.com PS - all references to the Flash interface are assuming that you are using Flash 5 -----Original Message----- From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of A. Erickson Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2001 12:50 AM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] alternate gif image in Flash I'm trying to create the alternate gif image exported by Flash and the companion .html that triggers it. I have labeled a frame in my movie #static and selected .gif and .html and .swf in the publish settings (Flash 5). No matter what I seem to do, it won't export anything but the first frame as the alternate .gif and the .html does not include anything that offers up the alternate .gif. Any Flash people on this list who have had a similar problem and know how to solve it? I have ended up getting a screenshot for my alt gif and dinking with the html code (whatever I'm doing there isn't working anyway) but I'd like to know why it doesn't work. In the same vein, if someone turns off active-x controls... will it show the alt gif? - amanda --------------------------------------- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !