I've set my stage size to 2" x 2.75". I have items that start off stage and end offstage (other side). When I test the file, it pos up at the right size, but I am able to increase the size, and it then shows items that are not on stage. How do I lock the view size so people can only see 2x2.75 ?
I think this is a parameter you set in the HTML page, check the Help inside FLash. It sounds like you are displaying a SWF directly in your browser, not via a HTML page. This is why you see the detritus off stage. Embed the SWF in a HTML page and you will not get that.
Also you can add a matte around the live stage area if you think you may be displaying the off-stage area, like in a projector etc..