Here's one for all the guru's - lol

Ok - lets see how smart you all are (and without examples).
I have an mc that I dynamically add to the stage and set it to the same width and height as the stage. Inside this mc is another mc that I dynamically add an image to. I wait till its fully loaded and then center the image horizontally. So far so good.
But I also want to offset vertically that image (e.g. ._y = -40). What I end up with is a full size stage but a containing clip that is 40 pixels shorter - so if the mc had a background color of red and the whole movie/stage had a backgroud of green, then I would have a 40 pixel green strip across the bottom.
Does an mc that you load an image into not resize to the height of the containing image??
Any help greatly appreciated.:emb: