problem running from a CD on Mac

Phil Davis davis.phil at
Tue Aug 24 14:59:41 EDT 2004

Another possibility - no guarantees, but you can try it:

Create a button to use as your backdrop, and set its icon to the ID 
of the image. Also turn of all its properties that make it interactive.

You can then move the image to any stack that will be open during 
the 'slide show', and/or you can hide the image. You can use any 
size image as a button icon.

I don't know if this will give you different results, but it might 
be worth a try if you're in a pinch.

Phil Davis

Leston Drake wrote:
> The file is imported into the application. It is not externally 
> referenced. In fact, the app was developed on a WinXP machine, the 
> Windows version works great, but not the Mac (from the CD).
> At 09:34 PM 8/23/2004, you wrote:
>>> I've got a standalone application. It is a slide-show type app, with 
>>> about 10 pages, lots of graphics. Has a background graphic that is 
>>> grouped (a singe image in the group) so it can be placed on each page 
>>> at layer 1. I create a standalone file (on the Mac). Test it and it 
>>> runs fine from the mac's hard drive.
>>> However, if I burn the files to a CD, everything works except that 
>>> the background image (its about 40 k in size) does not show up. This 
>>> is the one that is grouped. It's missing on each page. I created my 
>>> own kind of message box to query the app when it is running from the 
>>> CD, and it says that it is visible, in the proper location, etc.
>>> If I then copy the files from the CD over to the hard drive, it runs 
>>> perfectly, the background image is visible as it should be.
>> You don't say whether the image is referenced or whether it has been 
>> imported into the stack. If it is referenced, then I would guess that 
>> the file path includes your hard disk name. Use your message box to 
>> check the filename of the image and see what you get then.
>> Cheers,
>> Sarah

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