Flash Professional 8 Tutorial
This tutorial was created by Denise Etheridge at the Baycon Group.
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Getting Started - Setting Up the Flash Document:
To begin, open Flash Professional 8. You will be presented with the screen shown here.
Click Flash Document. The screen shown here appears:
The upper left corner of the screen displays the Tools palette, which contains tools you can use to create or modify graphics and text. You select a tool by clicking on it. Tool modifiers for the selected tool display below the Tools palette. You use modifiers to set tool options.
The Timeline appears in the upper portion of the screen. You use the Timeline to lay out the sequence of your movie. Each square is an individual frame where your graphics will be placed with a keyframe.
The Stage displays in the center of the screen. You create your movie on the Stage.
Movie Properties You start creating your movie by setting the Frame Rate, Dimensions, Background Color, and Ruler Units.
You can also set these properties in the Movie Properties dialog box by clicking Modify > Document:
This opens the Document Properties Dialog box shown below.