Flash 8 Trouble- PC to Mac, Mac back to PC

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by temjin09, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. temjin09 macrumors newbie

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    I have a mac desktop and a Windows XP laptop.Here is my problem. When I edit the files on windows, and then open them on my mac, the font is never where I placed it. I have to go through and move each instance of text. Then, If I save the files on my mac, and try to open them on the windows machine, it always says "incompaible file". What the H E double hockey sticks! I will say that I AM new to macs, but I am NOT new to flash. Are they not compatible with each other even though they have the same file extension?
     
  2. SrWebDeveloper macrumors 68000

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    Are you using Flash MX on both platforms? If so, what versions of each?

    If not you might not know Mac, Windows and Linux all store end of line chars differently, i.e. Windows users CRLF, Mac uses CR, Linux uses LF generally speaking.

    Most common solutions include using Wordpad instead of Notepad on Windows, or on your Mac install TextWrangler and set the line endings settings to DOS.

    Also, if you FTP between machines don't use binary because end of line chars are left intact (causing the problem you had), use ASCII instead for source files (export as .txt or .html if required).

    -jim
     

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