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Adobe® Flash® CS3 Professional Bible by Snow Dowd, Robert Reinhardt

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Chapter 20. Making Your First Flash CS3 Project

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Creating a Main Timeline layout

  • Making an image slide show

  • Adding navigation elements to a presentation

  • Using the TextArea component

  • Creating an effect with a custom BlurFader component

  • Inserting named anchors into your Flash movie

  • Adding accessibility information to movie elements

Now that you've learned the basic principles behind Flash actions, you probably want to start creating a presentation to put on a Web site. This chapter integrates several basic production principles and teaches you how to make a simple interactive Flash movie that has basic navigation and text functionality. After you have completed this chapter's lessons, you'll be more prepared for the nitty gritty of ActionScript in Part VII of the book.

The Main Timeline as the Site Layout

Before you can start creating a Flash project, you need to know what you're communicating—what is the basic concept of the experience? Is this an all-Flash Web site? Is this a Flash animation that introduces some other type of content (HTML, Shockwave Director movies, and so on)? For the purposes of this chapter, you create a Flash movie for a basic all-Flash presentation. In a sense, this project will be the Flash equivalent of a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. Let's look at the completed project (shown in Figure 20.1) that you will create in this chapter.

Note

In a Web browser, open the main.html document, located in the ch20 folder of this book's CD-ROM. This movie contains ...

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