How to Create a Symbol with Flash Professional CS5


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Creating a symbol

At the backbone of Flash are symbols, which are basically graphic stored in the Library that can be reused over and over. But it really goes beyond that, because symbols can be animated and have interactivity associated with them, just to name a few things. That's what I want to do with this navbar right here. As you can see, I have it selected, and in order to convert it to a symbol, all I really need to do is click and drag it into the Library. As soon as I let go, it gives me the opportunity to convert it to a symbol.

From there, I can just call this navbar. I am just going to really make a movie Clip symbol right now, so I am going to select a movie clip, keep my registration point where it is, select OK. So now as I take a look at this graphic in my Properties panel, you can see that it's an instance of the navbar. So you can have many instances. In fact, that's what I want to do right now is drag out another instance of that navbar. In fact, what I can do is I can sort o...

Creating a symbol
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Creating a symbol provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Paul Trani as part of the Creating a First Web Site with Flash Professional CS5

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Web
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Flash Professional Illustrator
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