Graphic Symbols Flash

Graphic symbols are the simplest kind of Flash symbol. Use them for static images, as well as animations. Note, however, that animations within Graphic symbols are tied to the Main Timeline of the movie when you stop the movie, the animated Graphic symbol stops, too. Furthermore, actions and sounds don’t work within Graphic symbols. You can create an empty symbol first and then add the elements to the symbol or you can convert existing elements into a Graphic symbol.

To create an empty symbol, use the following steps:

  1. Use Insert➪New Symbol (Ctrl+F8) to initiate a new, empty symbol. This opens the Symbol Properties dialog.
  2. Enter a name for your symbol and select a Behavior Graphic, Button, or Movie Clip. The Behavior setting specifies the default behavior of this symbol as a Graphic, a Button, or a Movie Clip. For this symbol, set the Behavior to Graphic, and then press OK.
  3. Click OK. Flash switches to Symbol Editing Mode, in which you can create content for your symbol just as you might normally do in the Movie Editor.
  4. When you’ve finished the symbol and are ready to return to the Stage, use Edit➪Edit Movie (Ctrl+E/Command+E) to exit Symbol Editing Mode.

To create a Graphic symbol from existing elements do the following:

  1. Select the element or elements that you want to include in the symbol.
  2. Use Insert➪Convert to Symbol (F8) to access the Symbol Properties dialog.
  3. As shown below, type a name and select a Behavior for the symbol. Then click OK. The Behavior setting specifies the default behavior of this symbol as a Graphic, a Button, or a Movie Clip. For this symbol, set the Behavior to Graphic, and then press OK.

Type a name in the Symbol Properties dialog, and then select the Behavior type.

Symbol Properties dialog, and then select the Behavior type.


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