What is A4 Flash Menu Builder? ( at top )
A4 Flash Menu Builder is a new design development that helps you build unique flash menus without any coding knowledge.
Do I need any programming knowledge? ( at top )
A4 Flash Menu Builder is so easy to use. It helps you to build flash menus without any programming background. Simply start the Flash Menu Building Wizard; select your Flash menu template and soon you will have your own personalized Flash Menu.
How is Flash different from HTML? ( at top )
Flash allows you to be more creative with your website designs. Using Flash enables you to add animation, sounds and dropdown menus to your websites. Having the ability to add more dynamic elements to your website increases your website's appeal, by looking more professional and attractive to Internet users.
What is the advantage of using Flash Menu
- Flash menu usually comes with high quality graphics and
animated effects, which is much more attractive than static
- Better browser compatibility. Flash menu appears the same
differently in each browser / platform due to their different
- Easy maintenance. A4 Flash Menu are XML based, you can edit
the menu using our software / editing directly in the XML
Who should use A4 Flash Menu Builder software? ( at top )
A4 Flash Menu Builder is for both amateur and professional web designers and anyone else who wants to create a Flash menu without prior programming knowledge.
Do I need to purchase Adobe Flash in order
to use A4 Flash Menu Builder templates? ( at
A4 Flash Menu can be edited without coding
-- so if you do not already have Adobe Flash package, you can
still edit Flash menus using the A4 Flash Menu Builder software.
Do I need any other software to use A4 Flash Menu Builder? ( at top )
You will need Adobe Flash Player in order to
view the Flash menus properly. You can download Adobe Flash
Player for FREE. Download
How to use the "Load Menu" Option? (
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There are few ways you can access this function:
1. Click the "Load Menu" button on the top tool bar
2. Under File in your top navigation, select "Load Menu"
3. Enter the shortcut "Ctrl + O"
Why I can't I use progressive JPG in A4 Flash Menu Builder? ( at top )
Progressive JPG images are not supported in Flash. Simply save your Progressive JPG images as standard JPG images (PhotoShop users, use the Save for Web option). Once you have done this, you will then be able to import the image into A4 Flash Menu Builder's software.
Can I just use A4 Flash Menu Builder software and templates without purchasing your hosting and domain name? ( at top )
Yes. You can use A4 Flash Menu Builder and
templates and purchase your hosting and domain from another
How can i embed two menus in the same webpage? ( at top )
The software is designed to create/publish single menu in a web page, if you want to embed 2 menus in a web page, you may need to modify some coding manully and it requires some html knowledge.
Follow the steps below to embed 2 menus in a web page:
Create vertical menu
Create horizontal menu
- Create your vertical menu
- Publish to a folder e.g., "vmenu"
Prepare a web page to embed the 2 menu
- Create your horizontal menu
- Publish to a folder e.g "hmenu"
You may need to use table to layout the vertical and horizontal area. You can take the following sample code.
You will notice that the HTML code is a bit different from the published one. Since you are embedding 2 menus in one web page, some changes may be required. Please refer to
- You need to remove the id="flashmenu"
- You need to change path as we publish each menu to a folder
e.g flashmenu.swf -> vmenu/flashmenu.swf
e.g flashmenu.swf -> hmenu/flashmenu.swf
- You need a "base" parameter to let flash know the relative path
Finally, save the web page to the same level of "vmenu" and "hmenu" folder.
The output will be similar to the one in
When I open my swf file inside Internet Explorer, it automatically blocks the file and asks me if I want to allow access to the file. Is there anyway I can stop the blocking? ( at top )
This occurs when you are using Windows XP and have installed Service Pack 2, as Microsoft Internet Explorer's security feature prevents ActiveX objects from executing locally. This problem happens on your local PC only and once you have uploaded your flash site and view it online, the error messages will not appear.
What if I want more advanced Flash Web sites and presentations? ( at top )
If you are looking for more advanced Flash
Web sites and presentations, please visit our advance flash
design site at A4flash.com
- Here you will find a massive collection of Flash Web site
and presentation templates and samples. We also offer a complete
customization service for developing advanced multimedia projects
according to your requirements.
How to upload files to my server? ( at top )
Uploading files to your server is simple using the FREE File Zilla FTP program. Download Now!
*Note: You need to upload all the files with the same file structure, i.e. put JPG and SWF files under your server's "Flashmenu" folder, in order to make the web site work.
How can I create Framed pages? ( at top )
In the Publish Settings dialog box, select the option "Frame Pages" and then click on the "OK" button, this will allow you to save the files to a pre-designated folder. When you open your pre-designated folder, it will contain an HTML, SWF, XML and "Flashmenu" folder (including some JPG and SWF files).
Locate the index.html file; open it in the html editor and you will then be able to edit your published Frame pages.
How can I create Non-Framed pages? ( at top )
In the Publish Settings dialog box, select the option "Non-Frame Pages" and then click on the "OK" button, this will allow you to save the files to a pre-designated folder. When you open your pre-designated folder, it will contain an HTML, SWF, XML and "Flashmenu" folder (including some JPG and SWF files).
Locate the index.html file; open it in the html editor and you will then be able to edit your published Non-Frame pages.
How can I create CD-ROM autorun files? ( at top )
In the Publish Settings dialog box, select the option "CD-ROM" and then click on the "OK" button, this will allow you to save the files to a pre-designated folder. When you open your pre-designated folder, it will contain an HTML, SWF, XML and "Flashmenu" folder (including some JPG and SWF files and an autorun.inf and autorun.exe file).You will now be able to burn all the published files into your CD-ROM.
Does the CD-ROM autorun publishing work in Mac systems?
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Our current autorun feature targets Windows. Mac OS does not have direct methods of performing autorun, and the best method is to include a readme file in the root of the CD to explain what the files do.
Why the Flash menu on my site is not displaying correctly? ( at top )
It is possible that some necessary files are missing on your site. Please login your FTP account and make sure all files below are uploaded:
- folder "flashmenu" and all containing files
- file "flashmenu.htm" (if there is one)
- file "flashmenu.swf"
- file "flashmenu.xml"
- file "AC_RunActiveContent.js"
Your browser may not support the script we use to optimize the menu for Internet Explorer.
You can follow these steps to switch off the option:
1. Close the error dialog when you see it again
2. Click "Cancel" if you are in the Template Design selection window
3. Go to Options > Settings...
4. Untick the option in "Browser Optimization" section and click "OK"
5. Try to create or open a menu project again, the error should be gone
Why some of my menus still show the "Demo" button and watermark, although I have purchased A4MenuBuilder? ( at top )
Please make sure the menu or background you are using is included in the package you bought.
You can refer to the Registration page for more details.
If you find your package contains the menu or background, please refer to instructions in the order mail to ensure the package is installed correctly.
If the project was edited by trial version before, simply select "files-->update project" in the main menu so that the demo button will be removed.
How can I use the vertical menus? ( at top )
You can order the Standard, Professional or Design Studio Pack which contain the Vertical Standard package.
You can also order a single vertical theme package at the Registration page.
My buttons are too long, how can I make their width fitting the text length?
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For horizontal menus, you can go to the "Advanced Button Style" tab and set Button Size from "Fixed" to "Variable". (The option will be different in vertical menus due to their design.)
How can I re-download the registered software after formatting my computer?
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Please request your download link again using our order tracking form at http://ordertracking.a4support.com
My Question is not listed... ( at top )
We are always looking to improve our service to our customers, so if your question is not listed here, make sure you Contact Us, so that we can provide you and our future customers with a valuable answer to all required questions.